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by dvenman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 288

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

trials of close following detection equipment were underway on UK motorways last summer, but I don't know how successful they were or whether equipment is at the stage of being introduced. Technology is shit at this sort of thing. Recurrent training and education are the only real fix. Now, I'm off...
by dvenman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!

The line from the article for me is

He said that there are parts of the network that would be able to cope with the increase, dependant on the driver's skill.

Increase the speed limit by all means, but not without a concomitant increase in driver skills.
by dvenman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: SAS Expert Training
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: SAS Expert Training

jont- wrote:Doesn't sound like they're teaching much beyond IAM/Rospa.


There are places to learn how to drive like this for significantly less, with good followup too...

And I think if one drove like this on an IAM or RoSPA test, it may be viewed less than sympathetically by the examiner.
by dvenman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HPC Young Drivers Day 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: HPC Young Drivers Day 2018

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:
dvenman wrote:
Horse wrote:Do Saga run training days? :( :)


Do you need to have a training day to officially be called old? "Advanced Oldness" ?


Pirates have 'em ... ;)


Yes, but pirates are rufty-tufty pirates just because they "aargh"...
by dvenman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HPC Young Drivers Day 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: HPC Young Drivers Day 2018

Horse wrote:Do Saga run training days? :( :)


Do you need to have a training day to officially be called old? "Advanced Oldness" ?
by dvenman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4783

Re: First accident...

I'm still not sure it would stand in the UK - the concern is that at the scene you might feel under pressure to admit blame (let's say the other driver is aggressive), or not realise that they are drugged/drunk. I filled one of these out in France once, early in my driving career. All it does is pr...
by dvenman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Bubblecar Museum

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:I think with Isettas, you got out, lifted the front, and turned it round yourself (then proceeded forwards to wherever you were going).


I'm surprised an Italian car didn't have a reverse gear - just in case they needed to retreat...
by dvenman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Horse wrote:There's video online (sorry, no link, someone else showed me it) of how the planes were choreographed to meet.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/raf- ... 82851.html ?
by dvenman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Horse wrote:wo of the fixed wing aircraft with the pivoting rotor tips - don't know whether they were setting off in preparation, or unrelated.


Those will be V-22 Ospreys, American things. Probably on their way to Fairford for RIAT this weekend.

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