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    Yet again our house has been clipped by a lorry and it didnt stop.

    This time i jumped in car and went after it, when behind the lorry i called the police using factory fitted hands free, the first thing nottinghamshire police asked when on the phone was "are you driving" yes i replied although im on hands free can i give you the reg of this lorry thats hit our hour (and caused damage) and failed to stop. they replied "you shouldnt be driving and on the phone then hung up.

    First of all i thought in certain cases using a phone whilst driving IS permited and secondly thought its not yet an offence for someone to use hands free.

    In the end the lorry carried on failing to stop and i couldnt get close enough to safely take reg.

    Now our house is damaged and our own money is going to have to pay insurance excess to claim on our policy.

    "GREAT SERVICE NOTTS POLICE glad to know all that money is going to a service thats there for people."

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    thats out of order...i thought hands free was legal any way

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigbarlow18 View Post
    Yet again our house has been clipped by a lorry and it didnt stop.

    This time i jumped in car and went after it, when behind the lorry i called the police using factory fitted hands free, the first thing nottinghamshire police asked when on the phone was "are you driving" yes i replied although im on hands free can i give you the reg of this lorry thats hit our hour (and caused damage) and failed to stop. they replied "you shouldnt be driving and on the phone then hung up.

    First of all i thought in certain cases using a phone whilst driving IS permited and secondly thought its not yet an offence for someone to use hands free.

    In the end the lorry carried on failing to stop and i couldnt get close enough to safely take reg.

    Now our house is damaged and our own money is going to have to pay insurance excess to claim on our policy.

    "GREAT SERVICE NOTTS POLICE glad to know all that money is going to a service thats there for people."

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    This is not a rant at any members who happen to be officers, but look at it from my point of view
    Jeez that's not good.

    Just on the hands free bit I've reported two accidents to the police (Cheshire) both on hands free and both times they were happy to keep talking to me until the location was established.

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    typical notts police imo...if they aint getting money for fines in then they aint interested......give them another call and complain if i were you mate
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    Ive never known anything like it, im tempted to log a complaint but been there done that, all i achieved was getting "routine" stops everday for nearly 2 month funny my insurance didnt change nor did the tax mot or licence but they still insisted on checking day after day.

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    least we know where our council tax goes eh ditchp

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    i would still complain mate....that is well out of order...and yeah agree on that one..
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    Hi CraigBarlow18,

    I'm a serving Officer with West Mids, and I've called up my own control room a few times on handsfree. Its not illegal to use handsfree/bluetooth/loudspeaker. It is very poor service of the Notts Control room to diconnect you, especially as you'd clarified you were on handsfree.

    Did you manage to get the company name of the vehicle that hit your house? Ask about for some CCTV from neighbours, nearby shops etc to see if that helps identify the company or better still the driver.

    I'm guessing that you might live in a village and since Sat-Nav, you've had a fair few of these large lorries driving down narrow roads. Get in touch with your local council, see if they can put up some height and width awareness signs ahead of your house.

    Good Luck mate!

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    i would think about setting your own cctv for the future...£100 buys a good wireless colour set up from b&q

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    no luck in cctv, lol people look at me funny for having a horseless cart, think i will be putting my own cctv up, no joy with name on wagon too dark to see and roads where i caught up are not street lit.

    Whats shocking is that all i got to say was my house had been hit and i was behind the lorry. there could have been serious damage or injurys and for someone in a nice warm switchroom to simply hang up is disgusting. I might Fail to stop next time on the grounds of the blue lights are distracting.

    not what you need a month away till christmas.

    Also councils answer was to install a red and white pole to STOP the lorrys hitting the house what a joke. either the waggon stransport managers need to address their routes or council need to put a oncoming vehicle island there.

    doubt either will happen.

    Wounder why we cant sell house?

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