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Out and About / Re: Photo of the day!
« Last post by Jimbo on December 05, 2017, 08:44:42 PM »
Lovely. Thanks, Aline. Only 209 days to go!!!
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Out and About / Re: Photo of the day!
« Last post by Dupnica on December 05, 2017, 07:11:48 PM »
 Lovely photos Aline, thank you. Glad you've got some sunshine again but if it never rained Corfu wouldn't be so lovely and green.
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Out and About / Re: Photo of the day!
« Last post by alineb on December 05, 2017, 04:20:55 PM »
So, I think you might have heard that it's been raining quite a bit over here!
Yesterday and today we have had the sun shining back into our lives, and very much enjoying it :) It's not really meant to rain here, is it? ;)
Here are a couple of images I took yesterday overlooking the beach, off in a bit to take some more for you!!


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Information and help please / Re: San Stef vs Spain
« Last post by debra on December 03, 2017, 12:47:36 AM »
Surprisingly I think theres a lot of good alternatives on the Balearics.  Ibiza for one - choose your spot wisely - Portinatx is wonderful and stay at a family owned hotel - perfect example is La Cigenya - superb.  Also on Majorca - it is different from Greece - slicker if you like but look for the traditional places and enjoy Spain too
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by rilo57 on November 20, 2017, 12:45:36 AM »
Agree Jimbo,any form of transport can be lethal in the wrong hands..Take a walk around Amsterdam and try and avoid all the crazy cycleists...
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Jimbo on November 19, 2017, 09:32:23 PM »
Rilo - I'm completely neutral about this. Just pointing out that when George said it was rubbish that quads can be dangerous, they are internationally thought to be dangerous. Not all ATVs are legal to drive on roads in the UK, for safety reasons.

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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by rilo57 on November 19, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
Dont see whats relevant...again stats from different locations..you can do this with any kind of transport..better ban cycleists in london.more serious accidents there...all boils down to the competence of the user..as you said yourself Jim,it wasent for you..plus many of the accidents with the younger drivers,im sure alcohol will have some influence..
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by Jimbo on November 18, 2017, 02:11:39 PM »
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Ten years ago, 1,200 patients were admitted to hospital in the UK after quad bike accidents. By 2002 - the last year for which data is available - the figure was more than 4,200.
Guardian

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Every summer thousands of quad bikes are rented to young people who have never driven one of the infernal machines before and who have never driven in Greece before. These horrible machines are very unstable, have no safety belt and the roads round Zante are nothing short of a nightmare. Every summer HUNDREDS of young people have accidents. If you extrapolate across all of the resorts in Spain and Greece, the numbers jump to THOUSANDS. The casualty rate for people who rent quad bikes is a simply astonishing 25%. That is ONE IN FOUR! One in every four people who rent a quad bike will have an accident and hurt themselves. Also, if you have an accident, you will usually incur damage to the bike, which you will receive a hefty bill for. They have your passport and you will basically be extorted out of several hundred euro, it’s a well known racket. This money would be far better spent on something enjoyable like a nice cold beer or a Woo Woo on the beach.
nakedzante.com

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A quad bike accident in Taupō on Saturday night left one person dead and another with moderate injuries, bringing the number of deaths from quad bikes this year to 14, a record for a single year.

The former director of Lincoln University's Telford campus, Charley Lamb, said the deaths were occurring as a result of crush injuries, which research showed roll bars would prevent.

"Very few bikes have roll over protection, which of course they should do. Whether people want to debate that and argue that, they can. But they used to do the same about safety frames on tractors and they did the same about seatbelts in cars."

"There's no doubt that roll over protection on quads will stop crush injuries and stop deaths. It won't stop injuries."
Radio Newzealand
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by rilo57 on November 18, 2017, 12:12:55 PM »
Reading what ABTA has to say isent a very hard case to represent the quad problem.8 incidents over 8 years and 2 not even in Greece.
I do think that insurance is mandatory,and safety gear should be more strikt..
I wonder if facts were published regarding hospital admitions regarding drink problems,how they would compare.
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San Stefanos news and views / Re: Whats happenin'
« Last post by swedebasher on November 17, 2017, 06:03:40 PM »
By the look of the weather this past week, a rowing boat would be appropriate!!!
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