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by Pontoneer
Sun May 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential downside of speed enforcement?
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

Re: Potential downside of speed enforcement?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/speed-enforcement-detrimental-to-road-safety-study-finds/7965082 Yes , I have long been of that opinion , and if in a car with cruise control often use that so that I can focus my attention on more important things than worrying about being a few mph over some ...
by Pontoneer
Sun May 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Clutch - heel & toe
Replies: 41
Views: 1707

Re: Clutch - heel & toe

I think it very much depends on the car . With cars where the pedals come up out of the floor ( examples I’ve had include VW Beetles and my Ponton Mercedes ) it would probably be quite comfortable since the pedal would follow the ball of your foot when pivoted that way . Since the majority of cars t...
by Pontoneer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EV sales down
Replies: 25
Views: 1882

Re: EV sales down

Is the early (and relatively wealthy) adopters market now saturated? I imagine so. They are ridiculously expensive, and I imagine not everybody wants to shell out for the infrastructure to charge them at home, on top of the price of the car. The savings in BIK tax for company car drivers may be an ...
by Pontoneer
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

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 Pontoneer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

... [*]passengers tend to naturally pause the conversation if the driver is faced with a tricky situation[/list] Not in the case of my nearest & dearest , or her ( non driving ) mother - both of whom will raise voices or shout my name if I don’t participate in their conversation , when the task...
by Pontoneer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Rightly or wrongly , the test that is used in law is whether or not the engine is running ; it is also used by most police forces . At the end of the day , though , it isn't what the police 'consider' but what is determined in a court of law that counts . Knowing someone on another forum who has ta...
by Pontoneer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

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 . I wouldn't do this - the police will still consider you ...
by Pontoneer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Do police officers ever use mobile phones while they are driving? Argumentum ad verecundiam , and a weak one at that. In particular, congitive bias . To answer the question: they probably do. And it would make them wrong too. Nice of you to throw some words around, I was actually curious. Have seen...
by Pontoneer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Do police officers ever use mobile phones while they are driving? Argumentum ad verecundiam , and a weak one at that. In particular, congitive bias . To answer the question: they probably do. And it would make them wrong too. I often wonder why it's deemed unacceptable for people to drive using a m...
by Pontoneer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8783

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I didn't know that it happened in darkness I'd spotted that from the video in the article linked in the second post of the thread ;-) ... and commented then about how that might have made a difference. Regarding conspicuity of emergency vehicles on the hard shoulder of a motorway at night, I've bee...

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