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by vanman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

Driving around in a bright yellow MX5 I seem to be tailgated a fair bit (the interior mirror magnifies which is also annoying) and wonder if this is 'yellow jacket syndrome' in that people are attracted to bright colours and likely to give them less clearance; or trust them more perhaps. That's my ...
by vanman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

Triquet wrote:However, when there is heavy congestion and traffic grinds to a halt, the gaps close right up to a couple of feet, particularly in lane 1. How do you account for that? If people did leave decant gaps there would be a lane-changing circus.

Welcome to the M23 Smart motorway works. Coco
by vanman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Kit car?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Kit car?

angus wrote:How's this for a "kit car"?

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/believ ... iron-moves

Would love to see the NCAP tests, any Ncap test offset or straight on, would probably look like a ten year olds bedroom, IF you could get them off their Ipods. :lol:
by vanman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: ADAS testing
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: ADAS testing

Looks like you have a rare thing in this day "a job for life" Perticularly liked the violent search for centre of lane on hill crests and following lead vehicle onto slip road, oh and running into the back of stationary vehicles. Hours of fun and games to just sort those out good luck. ;)
by vanman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how to not drive your car
Replies: 2
Views: 195

how to not drive your car

This little gem came accross my radar.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... e+your+car



enjoy...
by vanman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

out as far as Coulsdon, well south of Croydon. Something perhaps I should have been aware of, or has this been kept quiet? :evil: The map I saw suggests that in October 2021 it will be extended to just inside the north/south circular, with those roads being specifically excluded. Well done I used t...
by vanman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Ultra low emmission zone

Just saw an ad. on the back of a bus announcing that ulez would come into effect from 8th April 2019. Thought I'd check my vehicles, both petrol ones (inc. 17yr old micra) are ok, the van not so (it's 03 so fair enough I thought) on doing further checks any diesel vehicles upto 2016 will incur a £12...
by vanman
Tue May 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.
Replies: 58
Views: 4013

Re: Pedestrian killed by self driving car.

Or it "learns" that everyone else gets out the way of someone driving inattentively/badly :roll:

Yeh can't fault it there :lol:
by vanman
Mon May 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Jet powered stability control...
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Jet powered stability control...

Years ago, cross ply tyres, abs? (wot that) eps (wot that). There were occasions when leaving the bike to it's own devices (sliding from under) was the best outcome. Deliberately dropping it and let it slide into the problem on it's own could be a lifesaver. As one can see well out of touch with cur...
by vanman
Mon May 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with.
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Look what I had to play with.

angus wrote:When you said GTR, I thought you meant a Datsun

Keep up angus it's Nissan now :D

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