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by Taffy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: Satnav and driving test

For the original question posed, would a pair of bluetooth earbuds solve the problem? The only satnavs that will allow you go transmit the instructions using Bluetooth are those designed for motorcyclists. Others just use Bluetooth to let you use your phone hands-free. I use sat nav software on a s...
by Taffy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: Satnav and driving test

The SatNav part of the driving test is at the discretion of the examiner. Around 1:5 test won't use it and instead get the driver to follow signs to a destination or use a diagram of several turns ahead. If someone is deaf they can state this on the test application form and so it won't come as a s...
by Taffy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Satnav and driving test

I mix with a lot of people who have various levels of hearing loss. Does anyone know how a driving test examiner would handle the situation where the candidate is not able to hear a satnav? I'd like to be able to provide guidance/support to such people. I have to play my satnav through the radio in ...
by Taffy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm bemused...
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: I'm bemused...

Personally, what I would prefer would be a speed limiter. Something I can set to say, 80 on a motorway, and then just use the accelerator to adjust my speed as needed, but safe in the knowledge I won't accidentally speed up and find myself overtaking everything in sight. The Renault Zoe has both cr...
by Taffy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: I-Pace

Can you plumb in one of those little bar heaters? After all, they're electric! I'm not sure of the heater size that's built in. It feels like about 500W. It's got a 22kWh battery, so I reckon they could risk 1kW or so, since I don't expect to go more than 4 hours on a single charge, even driving in...
by Taffy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: I-Pace

I've not sure that all Zoes can draw 43kW, but the one I use can, and yes the recharge to 80% is about 30 minutes. I enjoy driving it, but would be happier if it had a better heater in during these cold spells!
by Taffy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: I-Pace

I'm at the other end of the spectrum and often drive a Renault Zoe. With a range of about 60 miles on a full charge it is fine for local trips. On longer journeys I always plan to recharge at a charging point before the point where I really have to recharge. This way I guard against any one charging...
by Taffy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 3864

Re: Learners on motorways

I think it is a good idea but I'm sure the instructors will feel very vulnerable. Especially if sticking rigorously to the displayed speed on the dash. Sorry but isn't that the speed not to be exceeded under any circumstances on the IAM test? I loved a story I once read on the old IAM forum. At the...
by Taffy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licensing again
Replies: 36
Views: 3084

Re: Graduated licensing again

Not at all sure that BRAKE wrote that. I thought the article was written by Road Safety GB, and they were quoting something said by a member of BRAKE. But regardless of that surely we should look at the ideas, not whether somebody can spell, or whether their spell checker got it wrong? As was point...
by Taffy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Graduated licensing again
Replies: 36
Views: 3084

Re: Graduated licensing again

Not at all sure that BRAKE wrote that. I thought the article was written by Road Safety GB, and they were quoting something said by a member of BRAKE. But regardless of that surely we should look at the ideas, not whether somebody can spell, or whether their spell checker got it wrong?

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