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by fungus
Sun May 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Clutch - heel & toe
Replies: 41
Views: 552

Re: Clutch - heel & toe

I can pivot my ankle a little, then I slide my heel, and finally I have to lift my foot. I have size 7 shoes, so someone like my daughter with size 3 shoes is going to have to lift their foot from virtually the start of releasing the clutch.

Nigel.
by fungus
Sun May 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential downside of speed enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Potential downside of speed enforcement?

These two roads have recently been reduced to 40mph. The dual carriageway was 70mph a few years ago. Then it was reduced to 50mph, and a couple of weeks ago reduced to 40mph, probably due to trafic lights being installed at a junction nearer to Poole. And yes, Dorset "Road Safety" do frequ...
by fungus
Wed May 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential downside of speed enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Potential downside of speed enforcement?

... you have to keep an eye on the speedo... I think that a lot of people do watch their speedo too much if they are sticking to the limits. How many of us do that, or do we set our speed and then listen to the engine? As I can't see the speed of my Fiesta below 80mph from the passenger seat I am v...
by fungus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance again.
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Insurance again.

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll have to read the boring bits more thoroughly in future.

Nigel.
by fungus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance again.
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Insurance again.

I cancelled my insurance with Adrian Flux today but, firstly the amount of the policy cost refundable had altered considerably since I phoned on Monday. When I enquired of the reason, I was told that the amount I was told on Monday was only if I took up another policy with them. I did not do this as...
by fungus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance again.
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Insurance again.

The car is insured for driving instruction, SD&P. My NCD is nine years protected. My wifes neices daughter is 24. The issue could be that she is not immediate family and that she lives at a different address. I have decided to cancel the instructor policy and insure with Admiral as they seemed t...
by fungus
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance again.
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Insurance again.

For the past eighteen months I have been pondering retiring, so for the last six months I have been winding down and not taking on any new pupils. My last paying pupil passed her test two weeks ago leaving me with my wifes neices daughter who is non paying. My ADI licence expires in September and I ...
by fungus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 4937

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

. Oh , and if stopped at lights , or in a traffic jam , turn off your engine and you’re no longer ‘driving’ , therefore no offence in using a handheld device , but it is still best avoided . Still shows , though , that many don’t know the law . IIAC the law states that you must be parked with the e...
by fungus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Highway Code stopping distances ‘woefully short’ as drivers’ thinking time underestimated
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Highway Code stopping distances ‘woefully short’ as drivers’ thinking time underestimated

It's all accademic. There are far too many variables to state what a stopping distance is at a given speed. 1. Braking and suspension systems are far better than in the early 1960s 2. Vehicle condition 3. I agree that the reaction time of .75 of a second is for most too short, especially with the di...
by fungus
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?

jont- wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-43562606/tfl-proposes-advanced-driving-test-for-private-hire-drivers

TBH, I'd be happy if they simply showed they could pass a basic L-test on a regular basis from the standard I often see :roll:


Hear, hear.

Nigel.

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