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by fungus
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 512

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Jonquirk wrote:You should see where it goes in!


It's where it comes out that i'd be worried about. :lol:

Merry Christmas everyone. :cheers:

Nigel.
by fungus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Santa list?

UK satellites? Any idea what the G in GPS stands for? Anyhow, the G stands for "American satellite" (Positioning System). Could be switched off tomorrow . Although that's true (which most don't realise), it's unlikely to happen. In peacetime, it would require the populace to vote in an id...
by fungus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Telematics - feedback and findings
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Telematics - feedback and findings

When you are on a country road with a 60mph limit, you shouldn’t be doing anywhere near 60mph If these are the types of people in charge of making decisions as to what constitutes safe driving then it's pretty worrying Exactly. What a load of utter tosh this report is. You'd deffinately fail a DVSA...
by fungus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road Ahead Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Road Ahead Closed

My understanding is that it is an offence to pass a road closed sign unless for access only is added. Road closed would indicate that the road is closed beyond that point. Road ahead closed would indicate that the road is closed further ahead, so there for it's not illegal to pass this sign as it mi...
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

It doesn't matter that it is commonplace on the cars that driving schools use. What matters (or should matter) is what cars they are most likely to drive after passing the test. If they are taught in a car with too many nannies and assistants then that is not a true test of their ability to drive, ...
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

I'm prepared to bet that with suitable finesse, even a C1 can be got off the line without throttle... If the driver has enough finesse, then yes, any car could be moved without throttle but you wouldn't get very far very quickly. Something I get learners to practice is, with the car on a slight slo...
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

Certain vehicles are banned from DVSA tests. For instance, the Mini convertable because of visibility issues for the examiner. The Renault Scenic with an electronic hand brake was banned years ago, but with this type of technology becoming commonplace I think we will see a move towards them being al...
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

Must have learnt in an Audi A1 TDi. Well talked through that man.

Nigel.
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

Ah, yes, the same sort of laziness encouraged by syncromesh gearboxes and power steering ;) Touché! :) :swords: Lazy was probably not the right description. Less capable? And no, I've never driven something that doesn't have syncromesh (so less capable than someone who has ... for that aspect). Pul...
by fungus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 818

Re: Masters assessment

Another thing that I've found is that many hold on to first gear too long because they don't use enough gas, which make negotiating a roundabout from a standstill jerky in first gear. Related, I suspect some instructors get their pupils to change to second gear too early because they have trouble w...

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