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by martine
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

I often to a 6th to 1st change when stopping - but I guess that's probably not what you mean.

Yeah usually 5th to 3rd (e.g. entering a 30 limit) or 4th to 2nd (entering a 20 limit). I did a 2nd to 5th change recently and that was a first but I can't remember where/why :roll:
by martine
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Been a naughty boy?
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Re: Been a naughty boy?

Tricky situation and not something I've had (either due to not enough overtakes or lucky I guess?). I think what you should do varies so much on the situation...how aggressive the other driver is, what you're driving, what they are driving, the road etc. You chose to continue and no one was hurt - a...
by martine
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terminally Embarrased
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Terminally Embarrased

Yes well done Sir for admitting a what-sounds-like-a-small crunch here. Think about following distance, concentration, keeping engaged in driving and not drifting off about the meeting you're going to or what's for tea tonight (like I do!). Only idiots don't learn from mistakes and it sound like you...
by martine
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 82
Views: 10793

Re: First accident...

Phew - well done for attending court and undergoing questioning. I've never been to court but I'm sure it's a very concerning and worrying time. It's good you are pleased with the process as well.

So what can you learn from the collision itself and when are you going to do your advanced test?
by martine
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German approach to rubberneckers
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: German approach to rubberneckers

dvenman wrote:...How you could get it to work in practice over here is a different matter.

Why?
by martine
Wed May 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: A few more videos
Replies: 60
Views: 4735

Re: A few more videos

You're never too old to change...you could practice 1-5 with 3 being just left of the centreline, 4 being just right and 5 being well over to the right. Yes I agree £300 is a lot - I took the Masters when it first came out and last year had by first renewal at the old price. It was enjoyable but whe...
by martine
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: A few more videos
Replies: 60
Views: 4735

Re: A few more videos

Very nice video Mike and great riding. I though your "position 2 and half" was interesting.

Have you taken the advanced car test as well...Obs test...Masters?
by martine
Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: A Very Good Read
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: A Very Good Read

...but Tesla would argue you are safer (on average) when in autonomous mode than driving it yourself. I don't believe anyone is suggesting there will be no collisions in autonomous mode in the future, just less. I don't believe a truly autonomous car (as in no input from a driver regardless of route...
by martine
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

Also from the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415 "...The system can be overridden temporarily. If a car is overtaking a lorry on a motorway and enters a lower speed-limit area, the driver can push down hard on the accelerator to complete the manoeuvre. A full on/off switc...
by martine
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 2510

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

And just to add insult to injury, the IAM have come out in full support of this on Facebook... https://www.iamroadsmart.com/media-and-policy/newsroom/news-details/2019/03/27/not-a-big-brother-solution-iam-roadsmart-calls-new-laws-on-car-and-lorry-safety-systems-a-potential-licence-and-life-saver No...

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