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by jont-
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 77
Views: 1261

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...
by jont-
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 77
Views: 1261

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

Thanks, Jon. To clarify, are they "100+" locations? The reason I ask is because they are both different. The A832 example I would happily use the full width, but from the view Google provides there is already a full view of the road width and surface, so no view is added from using an ext...
by jont-
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 77
Views: 1261

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

To answer both: Gareth: no, of course not. Stefluck: find a bend where offsiding at 100+ can be justified while maintaining a clear stopping distance to the nearside Surprise Horizon and take some photos please. Or just a Google maps Street view link will do. Whatever, those photos (however much th...
by jont-
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4234

Re: First accident...

Living mainly in Spain and doing most of my driving on the mainland there is a form that is in general use for minor/some not so minor collisions. The drivers involved both fill it out then compare notes and sign it - that's it and no arguing beyond that point. It saves all this faffing around and ...
by jont-
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: ADAS testing
Replies: 1
Views: 324

ADAS testing

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/evaluating-autonomy-iihs-examines-driver-assistance-features-in-road-track-tests It's nice to see someone starting to test and compare these systems but we're still a long way from having something that just works, and the corner cases suggest it's still not...
by jont-
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 77
Views: 1261

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

Astraist wrote:'However, by using twice as much of the road,

Is your car suddenly twice as wide?
by jont-
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: On being too polite

Horse wrote:The short length of slip roads usually don't allow much time for speed adjustment, go faster uses that time and distance more quickly. ie You can't win ;)

If you can't win, you need something with more power :twisted:
by jont-
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rospa price increase
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Rospa price increase

That was nicely hidden. All I saw was some drivel about member benefits so I didn't bother reading the rest of the mail. That's almost grounds in itself to dump them. :x
by jont-
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1034

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

jont, good comment, and I should probably clarify. Car control to me is track based, you're right. That's the only safe place to explore the limits. This isn't what I want to do just now. To me, car control also deals with things well below the limit/things that change the limit, like variable road...
by jont-
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1034

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

3. I’ve been wanting to do another course anyway, focused mainly on car control. Possibly track focused, although would prefer it on the road. I'm not sure I understand this. If you're doing car control on the road, it's because something has gone wrong. I also see track driving as slightly differe...

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