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Hampshire Banning England Flags On Cars For Horses  
User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Police in Wirrel, Hampshire are planing on banning the England flags placed on cars as they scare horses in the local countryside.  rotfl 

'I am not trying to be a kill joy and I understand that people need to get behind the international team but horses do get scared by these flags and this could cause injury to the horse, the rider or passers by' Said PC Derek Grist.

I think this is completely daft! Horse's have cars fly past their field 24/7 but get scared of a tiny flag on a car.....

What do you think about this? I think it is ridiculous  boggled 


Hamilton: English for 'Alonso's bitch' :D
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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
What do you think about this? I think it is ridiculous

Well its Hampshire, what do you expect  duck   wink 

But seriously, thats just daft... I agree with you, if they are not afraid of cars, why be afraid of the flag?



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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
England flags

Does this mean my orange flag will be okay?  Wink


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Sussex Police are apparently running a book on who can find (and provide photographic evidence ) the car with the most flags on it. Anything above 4 is supposedly worthy of being stopped and laughed at.

What possesses people to put these flags on their cars anyway?  banghead 



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

I came home today to find that my 8 year old daughter had persuded my wife to buy one for me.

So what do I do. Look like a Chav or upset the daughter?


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 4):
So what do I do. Look like a Chav or upset the daughter?

I always had you down as a chav anyway.  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 4):
So what do I do. Look like a Chav or upset the daughter?

You're from the south, You will fit in perfectly Big grin

Thanks, Bradley!  Smile



Hamilton: English for 'Alonso's bitch' :D
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
I always had you down as a chav anyway.

And I had you down as a rather witty person



Funny how you can get the wrong impression over the net Big grin


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 7):
Funny how you can get the wrong impression over the net

Indeed, but then along comes Kirkie to re-affirm your faith in first impressions...  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
why be afraid of the flag?

Horses are afraid of anything that flutters in the wind- they considers anything that moves like that predatory. A car, they can hear. A fluttering flag or tarp, they can't. And even though the flag is stuck to the car, it still doesn't move like a car, and it scares them. I completely understand- you ever been on a horse that got scared? Or attempted to calm one down? I have and it's not fun...

A mare on the livery yard my horse is stabled at once killed her own foal when a tarp flew across the paddock they were in. She literally ran over it.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 9):
Horses are afraid of anything that flutters in the wind- they considers anything that moves like that predatory. A car, they can hear. A fluttering flag or tarp, they can't. And even though the flag is stuck to the car, it still doesn't move like a car, and it scares them. I completely understand- you ever been on a horse that got scared? Or attempted to calm one down? I have and it's not fun...

Well, I'd like them banned on the grounds of taste alone. But as far as horses are concerned, tough. Since when have we decided policy on the basis that it might upset them, for heaven's sake. What next? Ban tarpaulin covered lorries? Remove the flag from Buck House because the Horseguards get jumpy? All kite-flying to be made illegal in case Dobbin has a seizure? For Christ's sake...  Yeah sure



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21515 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Are we talking actual flags or just stickers that one puts on their car?

-Mir



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 11):
Are we talking actual flags or just stickers that one puts on their car?




She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Well its Hampshire, what do you expect

Well as a Hampshire hog, I applaud the decision. Stop every car brandishing that most appalling displays of so called patriotism and they will no doubt find numerous motoring offences being committed


User currently offlineCosmic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

A better idea would be to get the horses off the roads.

Then they wouldn't be such a safety issue for drivers and you wouldn't have to spend time cleaning horse manure off your cars wheels and sides.  Wink

Seriously though, I find it a silly idea. I doubt horses are getting scared by some fabric attached to a piece of plastic.


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
PC Derek Grist

I wonder if he's Scottish and trying to undermine our patriotiism?  wink 

BF



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Quoting Cosmic (Reply 14):
Seriously though, I find it a silly idea. I doubt horses are getting scared by some fabric attached to a piece of plastic.

They are. They can't tell the difference between a piece of plastic and a predator that might hurt them. They'd rather run and ask question afterwards. It's pure instinct  Wink


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1823 times:

Where is Wirrel ? - am Hampshire born & breed and have never heard of it.

Agree that the flags do look ridiculous.



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
England Flags On Cars

Tell me you're kidding, do people really do this??


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Quoting Cosmic (Reply 14):
A better idea would be to get the horses off the roads.

Bloody fantastic idea.
Along with cyclists, caravans, those not prepared to drive at 70mph on the motorway, Volvo and BMW drivers,Motorbikes,drivers aged over70, female drivers under 25 (infact all those under 25 as they have no bloody road sense),white van drivers and of course cyclists. (Yes I know I've put them in the list twice but these tree hugging lentil eating lycra clad mafia really should be kept off the roads)


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
Police in Wirrel, Hampshire are planing on banning the England flags placed on cars as they scare horses in the local countryside.

Strangely, English flags have the same effect on me too.  Wink

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 18):
Tell me you're kidding, do people really do this??

Come now Andy, I've seen New Zealanders doing this with their own flag too.

QFF


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 20):
Strangely, English flags have the same effect on me too.

Do they now? Aha! I have found a gap in QFF's defences. Prepare to meet thy doom.......



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Why do the flags have to have "England" written on them? Is it so the dimwits who bought them can be sure they haven't got a Polish flag by mistake? What's more, I doubt the average chav would recognise that spelling anyway, as surely it is "Ingerlund" Big grin

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 21):
Do they now? Aha! I have found a gap in QFF's defences.

It's a serious issue. I saw a commercial for the red cross the other day and I nearly went into cardiac arrest.

QFF


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 20):
Come now Andy, I've seen New Zealanders doing this with their own flag too.

Only after thrashing your lot at Rugby or Netball or Cricket or invading Tasmania!!  Wink

You will never see people driving to work or the pub with a flag waving on top of the car (except me in the company limo!!)  Wink


25 Post contains images QANTASforever : Thems fightin' words (except for the netball, cricket, and tasmania parts -they're aaalll yours). I don't blame them really, poor bastards have that
26 Post contains images AirbusA346 : What is the world coming too. Tom.
27 Banco : That'd be just your luck, wouldn't it? Have a heart attack, and instead of a load of sexy nurses coming to your aid, you get 6 blokes with huge guts
28 JAGflyer : Who cares. It's a friggin' horse.
29 Post contains images Jap : because males are sooo much better? Sure... I'm all for the rule though, even though the only outdoor place I take my horse is the forest... I would
30 Post contains images AirbusA346 : In a field. Tom.
31 Post contains images Jap : And cars should stay in the garages- makes about as much sense actually
32 Jafa39 : I have been on a freaked-out horse, not fun, I am very careful when driving near horses, I much prefer horse-riders to militant cyclists who ride two
33 IFEMaster : I think someone's just horsing around...
34 BristolFlyer : That was a 'mare of a joke. It winds me up no end that people ride horses on busy roads and expect people to slow down from 40-50 to a walking pace t
35 Post contains images Cosec59 : A nudge on the back wheel usually suffices in order to get the lycra clad mafia to move
36 QANTASFOREVER : Sounds like an a.net meet. QFF
37 Willo : No more irresposible than drivers who go down narrow country lanes at breakneck speed frightening the sh*t out of riders, cyclist and pedestrians who
38 Post contains images 2H4 : You should come to the US. I'm convinced we, as a country, could increase our average fuel economy by a few percent if only people stopped driving ar
39 BristolFlyer : I agree! BF
40 Basas : I have no problems with flags on cars. I find the OP's topic absolutely rediculous.
41 2H4 : My comment about flags was in jest, of course...I simply think they're in poor taste. The topic itself, or his opinion that the idea of spooking hors
42 Basas : The whole thing. I mean...whats next? Banning cars with flags on certain stretches of Interstate because you pass a few horses?
43 Post contains images 2H4 : Think about it, Basas. Those flags spook horses. Fact. If a spooked horse has the potential to cause injury to passer-bys (as indicated in the origin
44 Post contains images Jap : Exactly what I wanted to say
45 Scotty : Horsey types think they own the road. They stick their noses in the air, trot their smelly old four legged dung dispensers down the middle of any coum
46 Post contains images 2H4 : No, no...you've got it all wrong, Scotty. It's us Americans who are supposed to act like intolerant jackasses. Not you. 2H4
47 VC-10 : Would you have the same opinion if a horse was frightened by a flag, reared up, and galloped through a group of your relatives or friends and maimed
48 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Today, I had first hand experience what happens when a horse is spooked... The result? I was thrown off.... (twice!) I laughed it off because I wasnt
49 Jafa39 : Read your highway code lately??? Its a health and safety issue as much as anything else, a mate of mine once hit a cow with a motorbike...messy! Hors
50 2H4 : Not all cyclists deliberately try to piss off drivers. 2H4
51 Post contains images Jafa39 : I knew that! But I have met a few who do, unlike horses but then I am not a horse psychologist...maybe they are bad creatures!
52 Banco : Of course. Are we going to base decisions on every single theoretical risk there ever is? It's just nonsensical. You could use exactly the same argum
53 Post contains images Jafa39 : But that is the mindset that keeps aircraft in the air. Horses scare easily, I've seen one bolt when a sweet wrapper blew past, its a real and presen
54 2H4 : Nobody's trying to cover every single risk there is, Banco, nor is anyone blindly picking and choosing things to ban. It's very simple, really. A par
55 Scotty : Banco Kite flying is a VERY dangerous pastime. In the wrong hands a kite is lethal. Consider what happens when flying a kite directly below some high
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