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by JohnP
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road Ahead Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Road Ahead Closed

It could be the road that the sign is on is closed further ahead, (but you can pass the sign for access or to turn off before the closure).
by JohnP
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane closure due to roadworks
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: Lane closure due to roadworks

I remember that a draft of an earlier H.C. sent for public consultation had a "rule" recommending zip merging.
I responded that it as a good idea - but that the few people (such as me) who had read the new recommendation would annoy all those who hadn't.
by JohnP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VAG NOx emisions fix.
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: VAG NOx emisions fix.

Watchdog featured people's problems with the NOx fix on BBC1 last night.
by JohnP
Mon May 08, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Unpoliced 20 limits
Replies: 33
Views: 3857

Re: Unpoliced 20 limits

Birmingham has several 20 zones, and consulted about introducing many more. There are some "A" roads I use locally that have recently introduced 20 sections. I am not used to doing 20 on these roads so have difficulty keeping to it (my new car has cruise and speed control: which helps). Wh...
by JohnP
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 24865

Re: Mobile phones

Horse wrote: A minor correction, something which you may know but others may not appreciate: adding 10mph doubles the impact force. So not simply 'harder'.


I don't think so.
Impact force at 11 mph must be more than twice that at 1 mph
I doubt that at 70 is twice that at 60.
by JohnP
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Two Chevron rule
Replies: 61
Views: 6230

Re: Two Chevron rule

Silk wrote:
Unlike the smart-arses on this thread who obviously know everything, I'm going to agree with you that they're confusing. The fact that we're having this discussion at all means they've failed in their intended purpose.

I too agree.
by JohnP
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights
Replies: 134
Views: 7571

Re: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights

akirk wrote:I totally fail to understand how a police driver could instruct you from inside his / her car - other than via esp...
Alasdair

I remember police cars had loud-hailers (I remember one behind my father in the 1960's saying "Police car behind. Check your speed".
by JohnP
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights
Replies: 134
Views: 7571

Re: Blues and Twos and Traffic Lights

Police driver is sitting waving his hands and shouting, passenger the same. It took 3 - 4 minutes before they realised they could overtake inside safely). I've had an ambulance driver sit way too close behind on twisty country lanes with no opportunity to overtake and making it harder for me to saf...
by JohnP
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Safe driving' Apps - Insurance company
Replies: 26
Views: 1668

Re: 'Safe driving' Apps - Insurance company

Being monitored by a black box for harsh braking will put people off braking hard to avoid going over traffic lights just changed to red. The box will see the braking but not going through the red light.

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