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by Strangely Brown
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phone use and business insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Phone use and business insurance

Does "provided that business calls are not made on the journey" refer to telephone communication or in-person visits? I would read it as making stops along the way as opposed to taking a phone call. Perhaps some clarification from the insurer?
by Strangely Brown
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Yes. The Dartford Crossing is not motorway.
by Strangely Brown
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives

Given the lag in database updates, temporary speed limits and the fact that local authorities are no longer required to maintain speed limit terminal signs or repeaters, how can this ever work?

As for the breathalysers, Mark has already covered it.
by Strangely Brown
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: 'Highest'?

See the bit where I listed 'congested' & '50 limits' & 'double white lines'. Good luck if you can 'make progress' under those circumstances! I'd like to know how :) You can make extra progress by thinking. e.g.: A couple of weeks ago I was in very heavy traffic on the M25/M23 but, by watchi...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: 'Highest'?

As to Horse's challenge on the relevance of the skills required to achieve any of these levels, I am not sure about 'relevant to what?' Relevant to modern roads (congested, many 50 limits, miles of double white lines, convoys of vehicles travelling just below the limit, etc.) and largely disinteres...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: 'Highest'?

As to Horse's challenge on the relevance of the skills required to achieve any of these levels, I am not sure about 'relevant to what?' Relevant to modern roads (congested, many 50 limits, miles of double white lines, convoys of vehicles travelling just below the limit, etc.) and largely disinteres...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: 'Highest'?

I would hope that, if you ask all these three organisations, their universal response is something along the lines of: "Our highest standards are common to all three courses," as in, a driver of a certain ability could expect to be examined by any of the three providers, and the grade the...
by Strangely Brown
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: What does this sign mean?

It means exactly what it says.
Assuming you're in a car, you can park all day, 0900-1800, but not overnight.
by Strangely Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 4088

Re: Phone use (again )

1. Using a mobile phone in a car is not the same thing as using a mobile phone while driving. 2. Where is it ruled that using a mobile phone in a car, whether driving or not, is a human right? 3. Signal jamming would prevent ALL mobile phone use, even the perfectly legal stuff by the car, passengers...
by Strangely Brown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 4088

Re: Phone use (again )

Multi-talking is a myth; humans cannot concentrate on more that one thing a time. It may look like they can but in reality they are just switching attention, very effectively, but that is all that it is. It is time-slicing and some people are much better at it than others. Oh dear, were you doing s...

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