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not even played for the first team.'

 

 

going to thier heads a bit???

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-19455395

 

 

Manchester City's Courtney Meppen-Walter held over crash deaths Meppen-Walter has yet to play for Manchester City but has represented England at Under-17 level

A Manchester City footballer has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Manchester.

 

A man and a woman died in the collision between a Mercedes and a Nissan Micra on Bury New Road at about 22:15 BST on Saturday.

 

Two teenagers in the Micra were seriously injured.

 

Courtney Meppen-Walter, 18, who was driving the Mercedes, has been arrested by police.

 

A 19-year-old man, who was driving a Volkswagen Golf, was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

 

The BBC's North of England reporter Nick Ravenscroft said he understood the 19-year-old was known to Meppen-Walter and that police were investigating the way the two vehicles were being driven in the moments before the collision.

 

'Heartfelt condolences'

 

The 32-year-old male driver of the Micra and his 37-year-old female passenger died at the scene.

 

The two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, were in the back seat of the Micra and both received head injuries.

 

The crash happened on Bury New Road in Manchester on Saturday night

They remain in Salford Royal Hospital. A police spokesman said the 17-year-old's condition was "critical", while the 16-year-old's injuries were "not life-threatening".

 

Supt Neil Bhole said the incident was "an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have sadly died as they try and come to terms with what has happened".

 

"I do not want to be drawn on what has caused this collision and I would ask for people's understanding that we cannot talk about speculation or rumour, not least because it would not be fair for the families of all those involved."

 

He added that the force wanted "to hear from anyone who either witnessed the collision itself, or who saw a silver Mercedes and a grey Volkswagen Golf being driven on Trinity Way or Great Ducie Street before the collision to come forward".

 

'Devastating tragedy'

 

Meppen-Walter has yet to play for the Premier League champions but has represented England at Under-17 level.

 

A Manchester City spokeswoman said: "It is a devastating tragedy for this family and also for the Greater Manchester community at large.

 

"Manchester City Football Club offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and all affected by the events of yesterday evening.

 

"The situation is subject to an extensive investigation by Greater Manchester Police and therefore we are unable to make specific comment on the incident itself at this time."

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They should limit the size of engines for young drivers. Most 18 year olds can't drive anything over 1.2L because of insurance costs, it should be mandatory until 21.

 

You get plenty of hopeless and reckless drivers over the age of 21, don't think it is fair to pre-judge all young people as potentially reckless and not someone who may have passed their test at the age of 22 and be a s*** d****ead.

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You get plenty of hopeless and reckless drivers over the age of 21, don't think it is fair to pre-judge all young people as potentially reckless and not someone who may have passed their test at the age of 22 and be a s*** d****ead.

People can still drive recklessly and stupidly in smaller engined cars, cars which probably have worse brakes, suspension and handling than higher powered ones.

 

I got overtaken on a blind corner on a country road by some kid in a 1 litre Micra, he must have been doing about 90. That proper shat me up.

 

You can get pretty quick 1.2l cars these days. Young lads are quite often d****eads behind the wheel, its a tough issue to resolve. Power limiters could be good but it would hugely costly to implement.

These trackers that insurance companies put on seem good, they track driving style as well as pure speed i.e. aggressive accelerating/braking.

 

Hit the c*nts in their pocket.

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You can buy a Merc for £2000-3000. You don't need to be rich.

 

 

You need to be a millionaire to insure an 18 year old in a Mercedes.

 

You get plenty of hopeless and reckless drivers over the age of 21, don't think it is fair to pre-judge all young people as potentially reckless and not someone who may have passed their test at the age of 22 and be a s*** d****ead.

 

 

The stats are stark and inarguable, the accident rate for young males is off the clock compared to older drivers and females. It's testosterone fuelled and letting a kid drive a 3 ltr car that does 0-60 in 9 seconds is asking for trouble.

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You need to be a millionaire to insure an 18 year old in a Mercedes.

 

 

 

The stats are stark and inarguable, the accident rate for young males is off the clock compared to older drivers and females. It's testosterone fuelled and letting a kid drive a 3 ltr car that does 0-60 in 9 seconds is asking for trouble.

 

we were talking about this case earlier, one guy I work with told me his 18yr old nephew is paying 1900 quid a year to insure a Fiat Punto that cost him 1200 quid.

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Then introduce a qualifying period where you're only allowed an engine size greater than 1.4 after 2 years of fully qualified driving

 

They do that for motorbikes. You can only have a certain HP output until you have a year or two on your license no matter how old you are. Makes perfect sense.

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The stats are stark and inarguable, the accident rate for young males is off the clock compared to older drivers and females. It's testosterone fuelled and letting a kid drive a 3 ltr car that does 0-60 in 9 seconds is asking for trouble.

 

Inexperience too

 

Unless something's changed recently, you can pass your test in the morning & tow a caravan down the motorway in the afternoon.

 

Do people have to have some kind of sticker on the car for 6 months after passing to alert others that they're a new driver? I remember in Ireland, people would have a green 'R' rather than red 'L'. But I think that was voluntary

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Inexperience too

 

Unless something's changed recently, you can pass your test in the morning & tow a caravan down the motorway in the afternoon.

 

Do people have to have some kind of sticker on the car for 6 months after passing to alert others that they're a new driver? I remember in Ireland, people would have a green 'R' rather than red 'L'. But I think that was voluntary

 

 

In Northern Ireland its law to have 'R' plates up for a year after passing your test.

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I agree, its all part of the attitude of young drivers who don't want to be seen with them. It's invariably female drivers who have them from what I can see.

 

Yep. No chance I would have drove around with a P-plate. I'd have laughed in my mum's face if she bought me one.

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I agree, its all part of the attitude of young drivers who don't want to be seen with them. It's invariably female drivers who have them from what I can see.

When I see them I get a bit worried cause they're basically saying "I've passed my test but I'm still not quite right."

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does the UK licence have the issue date on it? Cos I seem to recall that my old licence and photo part only have the valid to rather than valid from. As it's valid to my 70th birthday I don't know how easy the P plate is without changing the licence.

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What is the point of the P-plate. Oddly, the wife and I were just discussing it this morning after seeing a moronic P-plate not indicate round a roundabout.

 

You either pass the test or you don't, you either have the confidence to drive on all roads or you don't (which should be/is? assessed in the test). The p-plates are a crap idea. The insurance boxes should be mandatory on all cars IMO. But then I guess people would object to them being used to track the car and that info being shared.

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