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by Strangely Brown
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 878

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

^^^ What he said. Any law or regulation that cannot be policed or enforced is pointless. Yet another serious accident happened this morning... Oh, I am quite sure there was more than one. wake up and smell the bacon, something needs to be done!! Yes. I have no doubt that you will not find anyone he...
by Strangely Brown
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 878

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

I am quite sure that there was a recent post from Sussex RPU or an article in a local rag that said they would be administering roadside eyesight checks for all vehicles that they had cause to stop and a failure to read a licence plate at 20m would result in on-the-spot licence revocation via DVLA. ...
by Strangely Brown
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 878

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

The best thing IMO would be to make drivers have periodic eye tests. I honestly believe that a lot of problems on the roads are caused by poor eyesight rather than deliberate bad behaviour. In Spain every driver over the age of 40 must have this test every five years and their licence is valid for ...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 878

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

^^^ What he said.

Any law or regulation that cannot be policed or enforced is pointless.
by Strangely Brown
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Change in police pursuit policy?
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Change in police pursuit policy?

I think the question stands. Given the pressure on police budgets, even as a "message" it is very expensive and is very likely to result in even fewer RPU cars on the road. I understand and accept fully that the miscreants need to understand they will no longer get a free pass but, let's b...
by Strangely Brown
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Change in police pursuit policy?
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Change in police pursuit policy?

For all the upsides, there is, inevitably, a really big downside. Every time they use a car to "take out" a scooter they damage the car. Depending on the level of damage that car will be off the road for at least a couple of weeks, and quite often a lot longer. In more severe cases the car...
by Strangely Brown
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Masters - Safety Vs Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 1291

Re: Masters - Safety Vs Progress

So what do you suggest, that I shut up, encouraging that blissful ignorance? You could just answer the question: What speed would you consider safe there? Personally, I don't believe that anyone living in that property would ever drive straight out so simply moving slightly away on approach would b...
by Strangely Brown
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Masters - Safety Vs Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 1291

Re: Masters - Safety Vs Progress

So what do you suggest, that I shut up, encouraging that blissful ignorance? You could just answer the question: What speed would you consider safe there? Personally, I don't believe that anyone living in that property would ever drive straight out so simply moving slightly away on approach would b...
by Strangely Brown
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

I had the same initial reaction as you. I cannot see that the BMW has done anything wrong and even if he did it certainly wasn't bad enough to warrant posting on a national news site. The police officer says that they have had a 50% increase in videos submitted. Well duh! if you run a multi-force ca...
by Strangely Brown
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Turn left?
Replies: 20
Views: 859

Re: Turn left?

Yes. AFAIK, you are correct. Arrows on the road are only advisory. It is the wording and the signage that make it mandatory. The signage, AFAIK, are the blue circular ones that give a positive instruction. e.g. Turn Left, Turn Right or Ahead Only. You sometimes see them attached to the side of traff...

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