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by akirk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 17
Views: 193

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

The argument fore was that you obviously only pay for what you use - It then all depends on the tariff(s) set? The downside is that we'd all need some form of 'Black Box' fitted - Big Brother..! Many vehicles now fitted as standard with e-call type systems, so presumably already have GPS installed....
by akirk
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1220

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

If I'm going to follow these forums in 2018, I'm going to have to buy a car with much more complicated tech than the standard engine and clutch I've got now. I know that it all makes sense to you guys, and it is my ignorance that is letting me down, but all I can hear is "wah wah wah wah wah&q...
by akirk
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Number plate legalities
Replies: 40
Views: 1313

Re: Number plate legalities

I would agree with you hir. I might be wrong but I thought that number plates were only to be made up by authorised garages now and they had to comply with the law. Additionally their name had to be displayed on the plate. I can't see any name on the plate and so would hope they were only on the ca...
by akirk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 746

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

you should miss the man as you will be avoiding the car!
Alasdair
by akirk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 501

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Happy Christmas all from sunny Chile by the sea! there is a whole set of discussions to be had on driving in Valparaiso :) steep hills mean that most of the town is driven in first gear, with the occasional foray into second... then, none of the locals seem to observe rules, and thousands of stray d...
by akirk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Telematics - feedback and findings
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Telematics - feedback and findings

Speed is the root of all motoring evil. “If there’s one thing young drivers need to do, it’s to slow down. Speed is the single biggest contributor to risk. About one-third of drivers drive too fast for the conditions on the road,” says Vaughan. Her data shows that drivers who speed 20% of the time ...
by akirk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Telematics - feedback and findings
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Telematics - feedback and findings

When you are on a country road with a 60mph limit, you shouldn’t be doing anywhere near 60mph If these are the types of people in charge of making decisions as to what constitutes safe driving then it's pretty worrying Which side of 60 should you be - I have no issue with keeping away from 60 :D Al...
by akirk
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please Explain
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Please Explain

very strange, I will have a look!
Alasdair
by akirk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please Explain
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Please Explain

where are you seeing that?
messages you send are highlighted until in your outbox until the recipient reads them, so it might be that there is one sent and unread? Is it a hyphen rather than minus?
Alasdair
by akirk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please Explain
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Please Explain

The only problem I have noticed is that sometimes the new posts page won’t load at about 6am. I presume the server is brushing its teeth and hanging up its dressing gown in preparation for another busy day. It usually loads five minutes later. I am usually asleep in bed that time, so while I pedal ...

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