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Was stopped in traffic tonight. Car behind had stopped initially but after a minute or say they ran into the back of me while everyone else was still not moving!

I had noticed it kept stopping far too close to me before that.

Scuffed the black plastic bit across the bumper a fair bit but no marks anywhere else!

But will need sorting!

Still it's only a bump. No one is hurt. It happens. Hopefully won't be a big job it's only the plastic bit, not painted or anything.

Just annoyed because last time similar happened when I wasn't moving and someone ran into the back if me my insurance still went up because I was a risk!! But who isn't from someone hitting them from behind in traffic while they are actually not moving :oops: !
 

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MerlyWerly said:
Gutted for you pal. Hope you gave them the stink eye
Well when I mentioned he'd been far too near every time we stopped his answer was he knew he did it, he'd hit an Audi before :eek: !
 

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This keeps nearly happening to me. I think its because you need the brake applied while creeping forward. So the brakes are always on. People are used to using brake lights to judge things and im sure its throwing them off. Especially texters lol.
 

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Leggera said:
This keeps nearly happening to me. I think its because you need the brake applied while creeping forward. So the brakes are always on. People are used to using brake lights to judge things and im sure its throwing them off. Especially texters lol.
I wasn't creeping forward. I was stopped with the handbrake on as neither me nor others had moved for some time time. I don't use that brake stop thing.
 

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I had a towbar fitted to my audi, initially to fit a bike rack.

It's the fold-away type, however I'm glad I've always left it out as 4 drivers have run in to the back of me when I was stationary....didn't touch my car bodywork, but in all cases they needed front bumpers/grills.
 

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Good luck.
But why would insurance go up if it is not your fault?

My car is just repeared after someone hit my rear bumper corner. Took a month to repair because spare parts are scarse.
Damage €2600 just some scratches, broken sensor, skirt and a new rim.
 

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mjvdzwet said:
Good luck.
But why would insurance go up if it is not your fault?

My car is just repeared after someone hit my rear bumper corner. Took a month to repair because spare parts are scarse.
Damage €2600 just some scratches, broken sensor, skirt and a new rim.
In the uk the rip-off merchants known as insurance companies argue that statistics prove that a person who has been involved in an accident is more likely to be involved in another accident than someone who has not. So they are a greater risk = higher premium. They completely ignore the common sense that having someone shunt you up the rear does not make you any more or less of a risk. Lots of people have has their premiums increased after a no-fault accidant on this flimsy excuse
 

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Well that's weird logic as my insurance went down after my Merc was caught in the passenger door as they said I was less of risk and statistically less lightly to be hit again
 
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