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by akirk
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: Dangerous safety system?

. . . the icy road/bend scenario? You could be driving quite safely at below 45km/h with good visibility etc. in the knowledge that an emergency stop would be inadvisable/hazardous Go on then, I'm having a hard of thinking day, please explain that paradox :) The immediate thought that came to mind ...
by akirk
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 75

Re: Dangerous safety system?

Thoughts (which may or may not be helpful!) - There is increasingly a gap between a car's technology and the driver's understanding of how it will work - perhaps we need to get into more of a habit of understanding how it will work... and not assuming we understand (e.g. assuming the speed at which ...
by akirk
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 116
Views: 2026

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

driving around without DSC isn't too clever. Most of us over a certain age have driven for many years without DSC. Is this the new normal, where drivers aren't deemed safe enough to do the driving unaided? I know it's the future, with autonomous mobility pods, but now? I think that can depend on th...
by akirk
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: GT3 RS

jont- wrote:I have the caterham one, but I'm not very impressed with it. Too much shiny, not enough engineering :(


definitely not realistic - no rain!
Alasdair
by akirk
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: GT3 RS

not at all - I have this one: https://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/EXTN/17.png and this one: https://sh-s7-live-s.legocdn.com/is/image/LEGO/21307?id=hDIQ_0&fmt=jpg&fit=constrain,1&wid=495&hei=371&qlt=80,1&op_sharpen=0&resMode=sharp2&op_usm=1,1,6,0&iccEmbed=0&pr...
by akirk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About time I joined in
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: About time I joined in

I dabbled with the IAM hundreds of years ago, but life got in the way and I never made it past a few observed drives in my Hillman Super Minx :car: Fast forward and having spent rather more money than ever before on a car, and being paranoid about bending it (or someone else bending it that I shoul...
by akirk
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 305

Re: Hands on the wheel

Welcome to the forum Allen... There has to be times when you steer with one hand, e.g. changing gear (and handbrake turns?! :)), so a driver needs to be safe driving with one hand... However a part of advanced driving is about understanding / managing / reducing risk - so the question has to be aske...
by akirk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 385

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

it seems as though she wants to be within the speed limit just so that she is not done for speeding That would be me. Not you? Is that a problem? Not a problem - but it helps in terms of understanding motivation - and the mental process - if that is her only reason for wanting to be within the spee...
by akirk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 385

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

isn't that a sign of disengagement with car / driving though - she was relying on the car to tell her when she was wrong and was so disengaged that she didn't even check that the buzzer was set - a whole heap of assumptions there... maybe she needs to take control of her driving?! take all the elect...
by akirk
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 385

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

does the auto box have a 'manual mode' - if so, would it work to pop it in a lower gear? Is it all speed limits? Or just the 30mph - if so, perhaps a mental trick of pretending it is 20mph might mean that she can slip over and still be under 30mph I think that one of the issues is that drivers think...

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