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by fungus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licencing again
Replies: 20
Views: 259

Re: Graduated licencing again

I learnt in my parents cars. I taught all three of my children in our cars. There were no dual controls involved, no damage was done, and nothing dangerous happened. On the other hand there was some swapping between seats for demonstration purposes. And there was less time pressure than with a paid...
by fungus
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licencing again
Replies: 20
Views: 259

Re: Graduated licencing again

Duals should only be used by the instructor where there is likely to be a safety issue. A demonstration of clutch control by the instuctor using the dual clutch can be usefull to help a pupil understand what they are aiming to achieve, but the instructor should emphasise that they have much more exp...
by fungus
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa
Replies: 18
Views: 262

Re: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa

IMHO, the two second rule only allows one to stop using emergency braking, and that's only if your paying attention. A three second gap allows better forward vision and more time to reactin a less evasive manner.

Nigel.
by fungus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 699

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

I am, or did come to the conclusion long ago, that those charged with making roads safer simply don't have a clue. Locally we have a bus stop just yards to the left of a junction from, Albert Rd, onto the main Wareham Rd through the village. Virtually opposite the bus stop is a junction on the oppos...
by fungus
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Safety systems are there to be gamed...
Replies: 57
Views: 604

Re: Safety systems are there to be gamed...

awesome - so pedestrians will just walk across the road whenever they like, knowing that cars will stop - at present there is a balance - pedestrians take care and look etc. as they can't guarantee that the cars will stop - knowing that the cars will stop will change pedestrian habits, maybe over t...
by fungus
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

Someone earlier in the thread commented they thought their IAM observer wouldn't be keen on them using sport mode or keeping the revs up around 4k. I can't speak for IAM but at RoSPA that'd be positively encouraged so long as it wasn't needless (eg 5,000rpm in 1st around town). I always tell my ass...
by fungus
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

Or how about dealing with emergency vehicles. How will they respond to an oncoming ambulance passing parked cars where the road is a bit narrow? I say this because my wifes car was parked in Salisbury this afternoon when it was side swiped by an ambulance on a blue light when the driver had to pull ...
by fungus
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 740

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: 838

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: 305

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...

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