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by Matt1962
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

To be distracted as part of the normal course of living is one thing, but to go out of your way to be deliberately and knowingly distracted on the road is quite something else. I do that every time I drive, whether by talking to a passenger, listening to the radio, operating the controls of the car...
by Matt1962
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

[I also leave calls unanswered if I am not comfortable with the driving situation I am in. Other than that, I make a conscious decision to increase following distance etc. Whilst talking. Yes, I often witness this when someone swerves left and slows down on the motorway, then you notice they're on ...
by Matt1962
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I don't think this is all that difficult. After all we make allowances for weather conditions, different types of vehicle etc. . Fair point, we can know about extended braking distances or restricted visibility, for examples which apply to both. What are the mitigations that must be applied for cal...
by Matt1962
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Perhaps using a phone while driving could have a similar challenge: will my driving deteriorate or improve? If deteriorate, a. how will you tell; b. what's acceptable; c. how will you objectively monitor it? Incidentally that 'deterioration' might in certain circumstances actually be planned to eng...
by Matt1962
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

So do you mean accept short term safety deterioration in anticipation of safety gain from potentially improved direction finding? You could, of course, achieve gain-gain by stopping to make the call, couldn't you? No... and possibly yes. Before accepting (or making) a call, and during that call you...
by Matt1962
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I recently read a book called "Will it make the boat go faster?", about an Olympic rowing team training and competing. Spoiler: they got Gold. Perhaps using a phone while driving could have a similar challenge: will my driving deteriorate or improve? If deteriorate, a. how will you tell; ...
by Matt1962
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3188

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I did a mountain gliding course with a well known expert in the field. He thought it was important to continually calculate the height at which you would arrive at the next mountain peak or safe landing place. He recommended developing one's ability to do this by regularly practicing mental arithme...
by Matt1962
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licensing again
Replies: 36
Views: 1230

Re: Graduated licensing again

Nothing has come home from my 9 YO son’s school - ever - about taking bikes in ... at my primary school part of the playground was painted out with road markings and regular lessons given , up to said test , and schools took part in a county wide contest , in which I led the winning school team and...
by Matt1962
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 1159

Re: Learners on motorways

There is something about motorways (and some DC's that are motorways in all but name), that seem to make them uniquely challenging to some drivers. Every so often you come across someone (often wearing a hat and looking terrified) trying, apparently desperately, to avoid being pushed along by lorrie...
by Matt1962
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 1159

Re: Learners on motorways

" The DVSA have announced that driving instructors will be allowed to take learners on motorways from 4 June 2018. Only approved driving instructors with dual controlled cars will be allowed to give motorway lessons. They will only do this if they are confident the learner has the skills and k...

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