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by superplum
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??
Replies: 66
Views: 2362

Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

To assist texting? Has anybody else also got flat bits on the bottom of their tyres?
:help:
by superplum
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: ROSPA Magazine - Readers Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: ROSPA Magazine - Readers Questions

This is a magazine dedicated and sent to people who have passed their advanced test (bronze, silver or gold). No it isn't! RoADAR members are included in the distribution but it is a RoSPA road safety publication. The RoADAR input is often scant andI suspect that all RoADAR drivers and riders feel ...
by superplum
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE

Did the cyclist have a bell to warn others of his presence? Was use of the horn considered from a sensible distance beforehand?
by superplum
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Roundabout indicating
Replies: 70
Views: 4130

Re: Roundabout indicating

It's important to keep the 4 wheelers informed of all things 2 wheeled :) Aaah, that's why the yoof riding a scooter (L plates) pulled up between me and a car alongide me at a busy two-lane junction. Coudn't see any indication of anything (too close) but noticed a flashing green light on his "...
by superplum
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RoSPA Buckingham Palace event 25/5/17
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: RoSPA Buckingham Palace event 25/5/17

From the intial email that went out, it sounded like invites went to all groups to nominate 2 people (+2 guests so 4 in theory) to attend. It sounds like it is likely a general RoSPA event though, rather than anything strictly driving related. So probably a few there will be from the "When thi...
by superplum
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Motorcycles and SatNav use
Replies: 26
Views: 1718

Re: Motorcycles and SatNav use

Anyone know why handheld radios are specifically exempt from this law? The law was "designed" to cover mobile phones by specififying the GSM frequency bands which two-way radios don't use. The legislation listed at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/2695/regulation/2/made give sthe d...
by superplum
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Motorcycles and SatNav use
Replies: 26
Views: 1718

Re: Motorcycles and SatNav use

Not sure about actual laws, but here is the latest iteration: https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones- ... ng-the-law . The emphasis has to be on the "if they think you’re not in control because you’re distracted. This includes if you’re using devices like your sat nav or car radio."
by superplum
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive
Replies: 23
Views: 1882

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive

Please don't mention the Shoreham disaster!

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by superplum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mother knows best . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Re: Mother knows best . . .

waremark wrote:
superplum wrote:Tsk tsk! :D
The Amber to Red cycle should last min 2secs;


Is this officially documented? I thought it was 3 secs in that direction?


Yes, I think my finger typed it the wrong way round - another few brain cells got lost today! Fungus has already quoted the reference.
:oops: :roll:
by superplum
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mother knows best . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Re: Mother knows best . . .

Tsk tsk! :D
The Amber to Red cycle should last min 2secs; Red+Amber to Green - min 3 secs. Reason, provides a small delay to allow traffic to clear (theoretically).

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