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by jont-
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Recent drives in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 92

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: 459

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: 459

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: 203

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: 203

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: 225

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: 2174

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: 80
Views: 2174

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: 80
Views: 2174

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: 4950

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 ...

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