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joebongo

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1,377 posts

60 months

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Got a 2001 vintage jag sov with a leaping cat on the bonnet - a mate's told me this is illegal - is this true?

At work now so sorry if I can't reply to replies til later tonight.

SSBB

604 posts

41 months

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I don't know, but common sense says if fitted by manufacturer from new then legal, otherwise illegal these days as they wouldn't pass crash regs?

ajb85

1,038 posts

27 months

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Some snide garages who want to impress VOSA would fail the mot on it. Others wouldn't bat an eyelid!

The Crack Fox

9,885 posts

77 months

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Surely if it's factory fit, then it's OK ? Hopefully an MOT tester will turn a blind eye to something as cool as this:




Ari

9,714 posts

100 months

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Illegal or not, the thought of the damage one of these would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...


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C.A.R.

1,979 posts

73 months

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Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage it would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...
Exactly this. It would be cat-astrophic.

The Crack Fox

9,885 posts

77 months

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Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage one of these would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...
Yeah, because walking in front of a car is an otherwise completely painless experience, isn't it ? If some dope on foot doesn't know the highway code why should we legislate for their stupidity ? NCAP pedestrian crash regs are responsible for the largly BORING shape of new cars we currently see. Taking your argument to it's extreme, all cars would be made from sponge, and limited to zero mph, just in case...

/grumpy today.

CampDavid

8,672 posts

83 months

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Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage one of these would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...

Indeed.

Jaguar were prevented from fitting them due to crash test laws, however existing cars could keep them. Unsure how you'd fare fitting it yourself or if your insurance would be happy if you maimed someone with it.

I'd remove it because

A. It looks st

B. It's dangerous

SLCZ3

866 posts

90 months

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This iirc is the reason,
"Jaguar stopped putting the leaping cat on their cars in 1978 due to the introduction of legislation which demanded that all mascots be spring-loaded to prevent injury. Spring-loading the cat proved too problematic and so was dropped".

Baryonyx

9,817 posts

44 months

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OP, your friend must be thinking of the offence of using a vehicle with a dangerous mascot. In which case, yes, I would agree. Fixed Jaguar mascots are the very example I was given when I was told about that offence.

king arthur

2,578 posts

146 months

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I think they look ridiculous on the Jags that aren't built with them anyway.

Rude-boy

18,705 posts

118 months

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king arthur said:
I think they look ridiculous on the Jags that aren't built with them anyway.
Agreed, worse still are the horse mascots and so on you see Lady Likessmellypitsandstableboys you see on some RRS's and the like hurl

Bayerischer

129 posts

32 months

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I think this has the makings of an excellent thread

Regiment

2,171 posts

44 months

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Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage one of these would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...

The car manufacturer or the driver can't be blamed for the clumsiness of pedestrians. If it impales them, it impales them.

Ari

9,714 posts

100 months

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Regiment said:
The car manufacturer or the driver can't be blamed for the clumsiness of pedestrians. If it impales them, it impales them.
What a stupid stupid comment.

GroundEffect

7,970 posts

41 months

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Regiment said:
Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage one of these would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...

The car manufacturer or the driver can't be blamed for the clumsiness of pedestrians. If it impales them, it impales them.
wot.

ED209

3,563 posts

129 months

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There is a specific offence of having a dangeours mascot, whether a mascot is dangerous will ultimately be for the court to decide.

Japveesix

2,261 posts

53 months

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C.A.R. said:
Ari said:
Illegal or not, the thought of the damage it would do, even at low speed, to someone that accidentally walked in front of the car doesn't bear thinking about...
Exactly this. It would be cat-astrophic.
They'd definitely be feline a lot of pain, that's for sure.

mat205125

14,776 posts

98 months

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Ari said:
Regiment said:
The car manufacturer or the driver can't be blamed for the clumsiness of pedestrians. If it impales them, it impales them.
What a stupid stupid comment.
Not to mention nieve, given that we live in the era of the "no win, no fee, ambulance chaser"

GoneAnon

1,148 posts

37 months

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mat205125 said:
Not to mention nieve, given that we live in the era of the "no win, no fee, ambulance chaser"
Think Evian, but backwards...

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