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by jont-
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bike :)
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: New bike :)

Horse wrote:'Shaft drive' is a good one. As a mate asked years ago: "would you buy a chain drive car?"

Yes. Much better idea than a cambelt :lol:
/yes, I know that's not how it works on a bike :roll:
by jont-
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: 20 mph limits - safer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2813

Re: 20 mph limits - safer?


That abstract is so badly worded I'm not even sure if they're pro or anti 20mph limits :?
/oh, it's ABD, so presumably anti 20mph limits.
by jont-
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: More "autopilot" idocy
Replies: 2
Views: 87

More "autopilot" idocy

https://jalopnik.com/dangerous-idiot-sleeps-while-driving-his-tesla-on-autop-1832130316 So, who's going to have the first crash because they were too busy mucking around on their phone filming a tesla on autopilot to pay attention to what their own car is doing...? :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :...
by jont-
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 33
Views: 478

Re: Smart Motorways

It would be "smarter" to get drivers off the roads who can't follow correct lane discipline.
by jont-
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A bit of a hold up...
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: A bit of a hold up...

Didn't feel much fun on the commute home... :bash:
by jont-
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1162

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

I have no idea whether you are right that periodic eye tests would make a significant difference to road safety. I strongly suspect that the standard test of reading a number plate at 20m is far too simplistic - that level of acuity is less important than field of view and maybe other factors. Obse...
by jont-
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1162

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

How do you get drivers to put more of their concentration into the task of driving, to enter hazards more slowly and to adopt longer following distances, while not compensating with other risk enhancing behaviours? Lots of trafpol and widespread removal of driving licenses from the incompetent. No ...
by jont-
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: This Website
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 1
Views: 218

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

Please keep this to one place. Locked this topic. If you want to reply, use the thread in General Chat.
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by jont-
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: “Black box” recorders to become compulsory?
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: “Black box” recorders to become compulsory?

I'm tempted to complain to the ASA about "intelligent" speed adaption since it's absolutely nothing of the sort. Presumably when it becomes widespread enough, scameras will cease to exist though, which could be an upside? As for driver monitoring, I wonder whether it will really help when ...
by jont-
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Ah, right. I thought it was a sporty one.

Iirc current Clio sport is auto only.

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