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by Strangely Brown
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 42
Views: 965

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

Thanks, Jon. To clarify, are they "100+" locations? The reason I ask is because they are both different. The A832 example I would happily use the full width, but from the view Google provides there is already a full view of the road width and surface, so no view is added from using an ext...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 42
Views: 965

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

The reason that I offside as per Roadcraft is to maintain view not maintain speed it’s the view that allows you to maintain speed or progress so you yourself drive on what you see is the information that allows this . Anyone who extends view or offside to maintain speed then you are sacrificing saf...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1022

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Messerschmitt would, indeed, be correct, or even Heinkel.
by Strangely Brown
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

out as far as Coulsdon, well south of Croydon. Something perhaps I should have been aware of, or has this been kept quiet? :evil: The map I saw suggests that in October 2021 it will be extended to just inside the north/south circular, with those roads being specifically excluded. AIUI, the initial ...
by Strangely Brown
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

In the days of old where brake fade was a very real and common problem, I could understand the hesistance to use brakes - but modern braking systems are so good that I wouldn't have thought using the brakes to control your speed going downhill would be such an issue now? It depends... for heavy veh...
by Strangely Brown
Wed May 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Control Pal

Horse wrote:I've taught a couple of learners what JC, Gareth and Hanna showed me, both felt (sic)


I think it's safe to say that if they felt sic then you were doing it wrong.
by Strangely Brown
Fri May 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Clutch - heel & toe
Replies: 41
Views: 1589

Re: Clutch - heel & toe

You can't expect to use the well known name of a bona-fide technique out of context to describe something completely different and expect not to cause confusion... however much you protest that your OP was clear. If you mean to talk about foot placement or foot position on the clutch when changing g...
by Strangely Brown
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4236

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

The point, AFAIK, of IR is to supplement normal vision where visible light isn't sufficient. As far as info being a distraction, although I've never driven one, I like the idea of reducing the number of things illuminated at night, as done by SAAB several years ago. "NightPanel" is quite ...
by Strangely Brown
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8071

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

... which completely ignores the fact that talking to someone *in* the car is NOT the same as talking to the disembodied voice on the end of the phone. I think this discussion has probably run its course now. Nobody is going to change their mind. Those that appreciate their own, human, limitations w...
by Strangely Brown
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8071

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

The problem with being distracted and missing important things is that you cannot possibly know what or how much you have missed because, well, you missed it. From there on it all gets a bit Rumsdfeldian. You might think that you didn't miss anything, but you have no way of knowing and, while you ma...

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