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by Taffy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars

If you're simply looking for a maximum speed limiter, then it works, but........ That's exactly what I am looking for. Say the road you're on had a 50 limit. Say there is a bend coming up that normal people would take at 30. How does the speed limiter help when people start driving with their foot ...
by Taffy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars

I'll buy into automated speed limiting as soon as I can. http://lalagif.com/uploads/gifs/198fecd6-picard-double-facepalm-gif-5917.gif I see the irony. Jean-Luc would be the first person to use technology to control any part of space travel that didn't need human intervention, freeing up his crew to...
by Taffy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars

So what do you do for the bozo who thinks the speed limit is the safe speed and runs wide on a left hand bend killing several people coming the other way. Road safety should be Education , Engineering then Enforcement in that order. :soap: I read a lot about bozos who think the speed limit is the s...
by Taffy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Call to fit automated speed limiting technology to cars

Could I add my thought? Rather than have a speed limiting device (which could be dangerous in some cases where an extra bit of speed can improve safety, eg when overtaking), why not have an in-car sound (striking bell?) which warns when the speed limit is being exceeded, is annoying, and cannot be ...
by Taffy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which side of the road to walk on
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Which side of the road to walk on

I have been a member of several walking groups. All have insisted that walkers should always face oncoming traffic if there is no pavement. They never believe me when I say that Rule 5 of the HC suggests differently for large groups of people walking together. They seem to stop at Rule 2, which does...
by Taffy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Dutch Reach
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Dutch Reach

Does anybody use, or recommend the use of, the 'Dutch reach'?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ys-charity
by Taffy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 2825

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

back-pedalling, or stopping pedalling will brake the back wheel quite significantly... so yes the main issue was lack of front-brake, not rear... There's no way you can back pedal with a fixed wheel. So even if you have a front brake, I would argue that there are often situations where you cannot b...
by Taffy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 2825

Riding a bicycle without brakes

When reading the recent case about the death of Kim Biggs i kept seeing references to the fact that Charlie Alliston's bike had no front brake. I was horrified when I realised that he had no rear brake either, but that because he was riding a bike with a fixed wheel, he only required a front brake t...
by Taffy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Commentary Driving
Replies: 31
Views: 1795

Re: Commentary Driving

What next? Associate; "ooohhh look- bendy/windy/wiggly road ahead" (takes one hand off steering wheel to point at sign). So we know what it means, but would a car Observer let that go, ... Hey, that's me that is. Well maybe I wouldn't point at the sign. That's what triggered my original p...
by Taffy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: HC Rule 130
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

HC Rule 130

"Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons painted on the road. These are to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so." Can som...

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