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Bit disappointed by hand wringing of Guardian commenters, this guy is clearly a LAD. Or mental and lying.
13 February 2013 1:21pm
Subs: 'hypermarket' is a very lazy translation of 'hypermarché', and it certainly is not idiomatic English. 'Supermarket' would have worked fine here.
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13 February 2013 1:25pm
@zedhed - well, not really, because supermarkets in the English sense historically prioritise food sales. It would be more accurate to call the mammoth UK "supermarkets" which sell loads of clothes, tvs and everything else "hypermarkets".
'God, this sounds awful. Can it happen to Nigel Farrage next, please?'
shut up dickheads.
Eh Bobby, what's the French for va-va-voom?
after it had ran out of petrol?
this whole story is utter pish
but couldn't you just turn the engine off? Take it out of gear?
leave the electrics on so you could steer
The car was adapted for him as a disabled driver....
turn the engine off
take it out of gear
leave electrics on
so you can steer
but it's different here
nice work everyone
Also, if he is disabled, likely to be an automatic so no way to put it out of gear.
but nice try
Electronic relays for everything, accelerator, brake, engine, gear change etc
Freak incident in which all malfunction, or more likely the central chip controlling them.
I think your missing my subtle gag here
jeezus - we're both turning into cat_race
Just got it
most Renaults use a keyless entry system. Once in motion, even hitting the stop/start button doesn't work: you'd lose the steering and brakes which would have made the situation worse.
why does a car that is used to go to the shops have to be capable of that speed? It's not really a freedom issue is it (fill in the bit about speed limits yourself)?
if a car came up behind me going that fast and flashing his lights, i'd slow down on purpose.
barriers raised or not.
'He was unhurt but suffered two epileptic seizures.'
at 125mph and still didnt crash? this is bollocks.
it's like a front page from the sunday sport
Does this mean whilst he was driving?! If so, how the fuck do you control a car at 125mph whilst having a seizure - twice?!
'Lecerf said it wasn't the first time his speed dial had jammed but that Renault had looked at the car and assured him it was fine.'
this is all made up isn't it?
Opted not to
footage homer ends up putting on a loop, featuring Karl dancing
Means to break down. Tomber en panne
the obvious answer is to get on the m60 as it's a ring road BUT it actually doesn't connect the whole way round. does the m25 connect the whole way round?
of course it does.
shouting 'embrace me' at the airbag
can't wait to see all the videos people/the police have filmed of it popping up on youtube
but still drives perfectly at 125mph.
DIS IS DA AUTOBAHN!
seizures? driving? whilst?
they seem to have world exclusive rights for reporting the story
but they're insisting on saying the car's speed was '200 km/h'
As does lemonde
You're making these publications up!
Well I never.
Am I, like, `a thing`?
I've always wanted to be a thing.
I'm not surprised, cars kill more people than AIDS and poison the air, they're always going out of control and wiping out innocents. If I was one of those people who believed in the banhammer cars would get it right in the exhaust pipe.
Maybe we should get TheoGb one of those.
In the UK, people with epilepsy aren't allowed to drive, are they? I'm sure that was true for my friend.
Also, as if there was nothing you could do to slow down even without the brakes.
I've become cat race
and thought of you as a sinister Bond villain
This gentleman may not be telling us the whole truth
(french autoroute hotel formule 1 joke)
i used to always want to stay in one on my yearly family drive from england to portugal, mostly due to my love for f1
more often than not my father would push on through the night until nowhere had any rooms and we had to sleep in the car....
Ford Mon Dieu
saying it's all a lie and he was just trying to get home as fast as possible so he could read the latest optical drive developments in the Mac Pro thread.