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by Astraist
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive

Besides, there is also something to be said for the universal practicality of advanced driving. Usually we think about a universal driving style or attitude in terms of it being transferable between different cars and different vehicle types, or between different driving environments, but I think th...
by Astraist
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive

"So should we all be driving[...]so that if a vehicle comes the wrong way we can act or react accordingly?" In general, I am in favor of planning also to a scenario where another road user will be going the other way, whether it's in a roundabout, a controlled junction, a winding road or ...
by Astraist
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 27376

Re: Mobile phones

but we all know that a human can do two things - just with deterioration in each task - think of a pedestrian texting on their mobile while walking. Essentially, no. Humans barely multitask at all. They simply switch their attention back and forth between two or more tasks. They don't do them simul...
by Astraist
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 27376

Re: Mobile phones

It definitely more hazardous to hold the phone, but the difference in risk level compared to hands free isn't necessarily as pronounced as one might assume.
by Astraist
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Learning and teaching others how to learn
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Learning and teaching others how to learn

1. Yes. Part of what I do with other drivers is to bring things they do in a subconscious competence to their conscious awareness, hone it and than reassimilate it into the subconscious. 2. Generally, I coach, albeit very prescriptively at times. I like helping people unlock their existing capabilit...
by Astraist
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 27376

Re: Mobile phones

Also, the law isn't quite so dynamic and flexible as to accommodate for every piece of up-to-date research.
by Astraist
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Discipline
Replies: 29
Views: 2965

Re: Lane Discipline

Not necessarily, both classic and momentum are safe if applied correctly. That's sort of my approach. I keep two seconds away from the lead vehicle and start to move to the offside in a long, flat diagonal, and start the overtake at the moment where I have a clear view, but no earlier than when the...
by Astraist
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Discipline
Replies: 29
Views: 2965

Re: Lane Discipline

For tailgating I'd have though anything less than a 1 second following gap would be worthy of "falling below the standard expected of a competent driver". You get the gist and I believe it would be do-able. Is the police-style overtaking preparation close 'contact' following position like...
by Astraist
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Discipline
Replies: 29
Views: 2965

Re: Lane Discipline

I'm actually not sure that's a good idea. The situation you are describing is quite common here and although the laws on undertaking are the same, I'm not in favor of undertaking at such a small speed differential. The problem with undertaking (which is why it's technically illegal) is that drivers ...
by Astraist
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 27376

Re: Mobile phones

As one who knows Terrorism from pretty close up, I am still advocating for more road safety. Even in an eventfull year like when we fought with Hamas (got me a medal and everything), no more than fifty people died from terrorist acts, missile attacks or fighting in the Gaza Strip. In most years, whe...

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