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by martine
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 19
Views: 256

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

An observation: if one is driving leaving a decent gap there is a high probability that the gap will suddenly get filled by somebody from an inner lane or even by being undertaken... It's true it does happen but nothing like as often as you might imagine. I try and leave a larger gap than most on m...
by martine
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member up for RoADAR re-test
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: New Member up for RoADAR re-test

Welcome David - good to see a new face pop-up. If you have any questions about your retest, just ask - you'll find us a pretty friendly bunch.
by martine
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1186

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

Oh and by the way, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the constructive comments and warm welcome, it's much appreciated. It's good to see a relatively niche forum like this has a lot of regular posters with really constructive comments. OK...fancy an ADHUB driving day then? See the Brecon ...
by martine
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drivers driving less, but more traffic?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Drivers driving less, but more traffic?

I think this is due to very young people (17-21) delaying when they learn until after Uni (or more established). I believe the number of drivers and miles will continue to increase in the medium term.
by martine
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1186

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

Yes I wondered the same: did they not notice you and not apologise (or even wave) or were they perhaps, distracted in their own world?

I think age helps...I'm 60 and definitely 'chilled' (for the most part).
by martine
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential downside of speed enforcement?
Replies: 17
Views: 1285

Re: Potential downside of speed enforcement?

...I cant help but think that the study was designed to give the exact results that they wanted. Which it did. It's been designed to give an absolutely obvious result, that's as clear as the nose on your face, then cloaked it in 'science' to give it credibility. Not sure why you think that and in a...
by martine
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 1244

Re: Let's Talk More

...Only if you get punted very gently, or your front tyres have got a huge amount of grip! True - but it does happen. One of our (Bristol Advanced Motorists) members is a policeman and only last year he had to attend a serious crash when exactly this happened - what would have been a rear-end shunt...
by martine
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good evening...
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Good evening...

Gareth wrote:..we're all pilgrims on the road to driving nirvana...

Ahh Gareth...that's almost poetic. I suspect a good number here are quite evangelistic about advanced driving as well.
by martine
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?

The EU proposal is to make this mandatory on new cars from 2021: https://etsc.eu/briefing-intelligent-speed-assistance-isa/ ...not sure if this will affect the UK post Brexit...or even if the proposal will be ratified in time for 2021. Seems like a good reason to stick with older cars to me...
by martine
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seat Position
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Seat Position

I agree with Alasdair...a guide is to: ⋅ sit normally in the seat with seat belt on ⋅ set the base of the seat first so you can fully depress the clutch and still have a small bend at the knee ⋅ then to adjust the seat back, stretch your arms forwards out straight so th...

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