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by jont-
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 386

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Quite rightly, the incident involving the van driver who drove through the red lights on the pedestrian crossing was followed up by the police. I'm just surprised he wasn't prosecuted for Driving Without Due Care and Attention or even Dangerous Driving :shock: Extract from today's BBC website: Near...
by jont-
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 386

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Ah, so the problem is really that the BMW is underpowered for the move he wanted to get away with. A few more horses and he'd have cleared with a bigger gap :racing:
by jont-
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 386

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

sussex2 wrote:Dashcam footage! Moments in time and not the full story and not a way to do real policing.

No different in that sense to speed cameras :roll:
by jont-
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Recent drives in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Recent drives in Europe

Near Andorra, pretty much any section of the N260. C13/C28 from Sort to Viella is great. https://dl.dropbox.com/s/laltmpgigzqbbjj/2017-09-27%2011.26.30.jpg Would concur with David that Andorra isn't worth the hassle. You can also lose time at border checks since it isn't schengen. Cheap petrol thoug...
by jont-
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

trials of close following detection equipment were underway on UK motorways last summer, but I don't know how successful they were or whether equipment is at the stage of being introduced. Technology is shit at this sort of thing. Nah, should be easy. Bit of image recognition software and some ML a...
by jont-
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

Must be easy enough to get a camera that can measure the gap and fine appropriately.
by jont-
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!

The 70 limit was introduced at a time when we had crossply tyres and drum brakes few heaters and proper demisters; plus cavalier attitudes to drinking and driving and the safety of others. Times have changed and other countries (Spain that I know of) are also thinking of increasing the limit on sel...
by jont-
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!

Just like some roads have bus lanes (and in the US, high occupancy lanes), I can see in the future we may have lanes on motorways that are only for autonomous vehicles (Eg to allow platooning). They'll still have to cope with idiots getting in the way though. As for 70 vs 80, I think m'way speeds ev...
by jont-
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: SAS Expert Training
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: SAS Expert Training

"Croma driving courses are from £1,000 per person" :o

Doesn't sound like they're teaching much beyond IAM/Rospa. I wonder if the tutors have pixellated faces ;)
by jont-
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 80
Views: 2258

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

If you train for one of the most dangerous manoeuvres to carry out on the road and become competent at it then there is no reason why you should get it wrong. Ok, I read it carefully, and found that bit particularly interesting :) No reason, ever? Do you really believe that? If you get it wrong, ar...

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