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Letter of Apology.

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Letter of Apology.

If you are involved in an accident with another car where you are to blame and the other driver is injured, is a letter of apology sufficient to avoid prosecution? 

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I wouldn't have thought so @Strat and I don't think the Insurance Company would be keen on the admission of liability regardless, it would also prove the individual's guilt thus making them liable to prosecution and could end up having the opposite effect.

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@Strat wrote:

If you are involved in an accident with another car where you are to blame and the other driver is injured, is a letter of apology sufficient to avoid prosecution? 


 

 

I doubt it,.... but think of the "resale" value to collectors of royal letters !

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Re: Letter of Apology.

Although it goes against the grain of common decency and politeness in the event of an accident never admit liability whether directly or by apology. It's why we pay high premiums to the insurers - it's their job to sort things out on our behalf. Having worked for car insurance claims they are very skilled at assessing the positions of the cars, damage to either, etc in order to determine who is at fault.

 

The best thing you can do is be prepared for such an accident by knowing how to administer first aid - and stay calm!

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Re: Letter of Apology.


@Strat wrote:

If you are involved in an accident with another car where you are to blame and the other driver is injured, is a letter of apology sufficient to avoid prosecution? 


It depends on who you are.

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Can you be fined for not wearing a seat belt ?

Again it depends on who you are.

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Re: Letter of Apology.

As a Knight of the Garter would a garter belt be an acceptable substitute?

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I don`t think that would hold up in court.... !

 

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Your alibi could let you down:wink:

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Didn't you just love the way the details of the royal accident unfolded. The BBC bravely reporting about alleged speeding motorists and locals complaining the road is used as a rat run. Even though it's an A road. No mention of looking right and left.

Maybe someone should have pointed out to Phil what would have happened if it was a motorcyclist and how badly things could have gone.

But no it looks like just another day another new car.

 

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I doubt it would do anyone any favours but if worded correctly and pointing out various negative qualities about oneself (eg suffering from stress / relationship breakup / loss of a loved one etc) then the powers that be would be more likely to be lenient.

But as others have said, it's also going to be seen as an admission.

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