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by xpc316e
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IAM RoADAR is a punishment
Replies: 30
Views: 4023

Re: IAM RoADAR is a punishment

Are obs, 2s rule and lane discipline not covered in L training? What fraction of drivers do you think would pass an L test if they retook it today? :roll: I feel that this frequently asked question misses the point entirely. Few experienced drivers would pass the DSA test without coaching, but that...
by xpc316e
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Doing them a dis-service
Replies: 27
Views: 4442

Re: Doing them a dis-service

I am not an ADI, but it seems that many learners are taught in diesels where they are actively encouraged to pull away from rest without raising the revs above tickover. I have owned many diesels in which this was easy to do, but I was told that a failure to introduce a few revs leads to a premature...
by xpc316e
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm in a bolshy mood.
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: I'm in a bolshy mood.

As slow as is necessary for safety, as fast as is safely possible. Any fool can go quickly, only an expert will know when and where to go slowly and then how slow to go.
by xpc316e
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: BGOL question
Replies: 41
Views: 4332

Re: BGOL question

I like the final sentence of Fungus's last post in which he thinks that full separation of braking and changing gears dates back to the days of non-synchromesh gearboxes. I believe him to be correct. For me, one of the huge bonuses of the system is that it works for any vehicle: for example, I take ...
by xpc316e
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?
Replies: 104
Views: 7904

Re: What would an "advanced driver" autonomous car do...?

I wonder whether the driver of an autonomous vehicle will ever be able to turn up the wick a little bit if running late? If one wishes to overtake other traffic, will there be a button to push that not only allows such behaviour, but actually encourages it? It is one thing to get an autonomous vehic...
by xpc316e
Fri May 20, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars
Replies: 38
Views: 5341

Re: US to invest $4bn in autonomous cars

I see autonomous vehicles as a vanity project by makers. They are developing the things, merely because they can and for no better reason. I have yet to meet anybody who has expressed a desire to own one of the things. Will there be driverless cars that one can summon to come and collect you from th...
by xpc316e
Wed May 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Staying safe on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 5963

Re: Staying safe on a bike

I know I am arriving late at the party, but I do not consider that riding a motorcycle has to be dangerous. You can certainly make it so, if you are poorly trained, inattentive, unaware of others and their actions, and a person whose personal risk meter is calibrated differently to the rest of us. I...
by xpc316e
Wed May 11, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Filtering' Accident
Replies: 63
Views: 8163

Re: 'Filtering' Accident

I am not surprised that sympathy for her seems to wane somewhat when her other video clips are viewed. Her riding is selfish at best and at worst downright dangerous. It is a shame that she will probably never read some of the intelligent comments made about how she could have arranged a different o...
by xpc316e
Tue May 10, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Smoooth . . . or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 2765

Re: Smoooth . . . or not?

I wonder what some of the opinions expressed here are based on. Are they based on years of sitting alongside the very best Police drivers, or is it a case of thinking 'well, they are going faster, so they must be coarser'? As a young man I spent a month at work seated alongside a chap who was the ep...

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