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by martine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 2849

Re: Phone use (again )

I think there is a big difference in 'distraction' between talking on the phone (or texting) and dictating a voice instruction. Any activity that has live interaction with someone outside the car is likely to poorly affect the driver's observation and anticipation. Talking to a passenger, especially...
by martine
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Newbie

Hi Lizzy and welcome. Hopefully you'll find the contributors here, interesting and useful but it's a real mix here of all drivers who have an interest in Advanced Driving. Some are members of IAM RoadSmart and/or ROSPA, some are Observers and help others learn the skills, some are ex or serving poli...
by martine
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Weird - the 'shorturl' weblink was working last night but it's changed to something a bit weird!

Anyway - I've corrected the original post.
by martine
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

10 'facts' about motorways...

From the BBC...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... -motorways

Can you spot the mistake? Come on BBC, I thought you were better than that.

[Edited to correct weblink!]
by martine
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: What does this sign mean?

Aaaaaah - so it allows locals without a driveway to leave their car there all day and night, and allows visitors to park/sleep overnight in the spaces, but stops people from dumping a huge motorhome in the layby and going walking all day presumably. That's a most unusual set of circumstances, I won...
by martine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: What does this sign mean?

I'm glad there are various opinions on what the sign means! I've parked their overnight for the last 3 days so perhaps I'm breaking the law. Other cars also parked there are doing the same. There is a dotted white line marking out the parking layby. It's a sleepy village - so I don't suppose anyone'...
by martine
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

What does this sign mean?

So I'm on holiday in Norfolk with Mrs. Verodrive and outside our cottage is the following sign...but what does it actually mean?
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by martine
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Speed

I'd say the reverse is true with many seem content to travel on motorways at 60-65.

There have always been some willing to go very fast on motorways but I can't say I've noticed an increase.
by martine
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: A few more videos
Replies: 80
Views: 8951

Re: A few more videos

Yeah nice...I'd expect nothing less!

'momentum' overtake is what some call a 'banana' overtake?
by martine
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Being 'high' while driving
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Being 'high' while driving

I sympathise with your difficulty in holding the wheel higher. I drive a focus and sit with the seat base level at it's lowest setting. I have a gentle knee bend with clutch fully down and if I stretch may hands out (resting on top of the wheel) the wheel top cuts my wrist...gosh just like the book!...

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