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by jont-
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

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...
by jont-
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Masternaut in-cab coaching
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Masternaut in-cab coaching

Telematics devices are antithetical to advanced driving. Where a good driver will make a nuanced decision based on the circumstances pertaining at the time, the black box makes a judgement based on an algorithm programmed by a technician who may not even have a licence. They don't measure what's im...
by jont-
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: Phone use (again )

by jont-
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Phone use (again )

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49320473 I know we've done this before and even had similar research posted, so interesting to see it in the news. Personally I think more legislation is a waste of time since enforcement is none existent, and in any case I'd rather see drivers prosecuted for DWDCA (if ...
by jont-
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Tyres fitted to front or rear
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Tyres fitted to front or rear

Another bit of advice was to always fit the newest tyres to the rear, reason being new tyres are less likely to pick up nails etc. (not always in my experience) anyway to explain, the front tyre runs over the nail and puts it up just in time for the rear to run over it. New tyres with more tread te...
by jont-
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Tyres fitted to front or rear
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Tyres fitted to front or rear

I prefer to have more grip at the rear because I'm not convinced I'm good enough a driver to be certain of catching it if the rear breaks away. Or in extremis, it doesn't matter how good a driver you are because you have no grip at the rear, and grip at the front. I think in the old forum stressed ...
by jont-
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Latest bit of idiocy
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Latest bit of idiocy

Or perhaps it did pick up the barrels, but if it only did so once it was committed past the heavy, hitting them was its best option? David Needs to learn to look further ahead then :roll: (whenever I've seen demos of ADAS video systems it's always bothered me that the cameras don't identify things ...
by jont-
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

GTR1400MAN wrote:As long as you are not doing a brake, gear, brake, gear dance

You just need to learn to heel and toe :twisted:
by jont-
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

It depends...? :lol: The caterham can manage 1st to 6th because the ratios are so close (I've not often done that, but 1-3, or 2-5 might get used). Coming down the box 6-3 is used a bit. In the Subaru it's probably similar to you, but again I might use 6-3 when catching someone up and setting up for...
by jont-
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Been a naughty boy?
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: Been a naughty boy?

Gareth wrote:did you ease off, down to their prior speed, to see how they like it?

Or keep slowing down to the point they get annoyed enough to try overtaking, then accelerate again? :racing:

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