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by mainbeam
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1162

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

The EU standard is a minimum with Member States free to require higher standards as I understand it. Has the distance to read a number plate always been 20 metres (or imperial equivalent)? If the requirement was 20/20 that suggests a greater distance and more than the next line down on the chart. ht...
by mainbeam
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1162

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

Automation appears to be the only realistic solution.
by mainbeam
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 14333

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Generally, for driving offences, driving includes being stationary in a situation where there will be a need to move on shortly. Unless stuck in a traffic jam that isn't going anywhere for a long time, simply being in traffic should suffice. I cannot see how turning the engine off could affect the n...
by mainbeam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 6859

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

I also added the Vision Assist Pro package including head-up display, surround camera system, whilst discussing with the salesman that to see the road speed together with the Traffic Sign Recognition system in the head-up display is exactly what I was looking for. Did the salesman recall this, or a...
by mainbeam
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?

I thought they had to or does that depend on the LA?
by mainbeam
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 4671

Re: Dangerous safety system?

If you stop suddenly for no good reason where there is following traffic that is likely to be negligent even if the following traffic is driving too close to also be able to stop safely. That would also be my view. So, going back to the original topic, could the car manufacturer be guilty of an off...
by mainbeam
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 4671

Re: Dangerous safety system?

If you stop suddenly for no good reason where there is following traffic that is likely to be negligent even if the following traffic is driving too close to also be able to stop safely.
by mainbeam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 2868

Re: Santa list?

A salutary reminder that as with driving, important decisions shouldn't be based on emotion. Merry Christmas.
by mainbeam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes
Replies: 37
Views: 4673

Re: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes

I'm not sure of the benefit of raising an advanced driving/riding qualification to assist one's case. Better to convince than impress.
by mainbeam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 8150

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Anyone could claim they'd been hit, without the need for evidence/witnesses...]
That wouldn't suffice. The claimant would still need to show that there was a collision and that the defendant was involved.

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