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by martine
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 624

Re: Hello all

...So I would venture to suggest that if there's a real disconnect it's between what IAM appears to offer and what their Examiners expect to see Associates demonstrate on their test. Remember you've only experienced 1 group and 1 main Observer...I believe my own group (Bristol Advanced Motorists) h...
by martine
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 624

Re: Hello all

It's a shame you feel like you do. 'Advanced Driving' is a huge subject and you've dabbled and it doesn't seem to have re-inspired you. Anyone passing should feel proud as the standard is quite high...and some just don't want to leave it there - like the people here. It's not for everyone (sad thoug...
by martine
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 624

Re: Hello all

Welcome Stubeedoo. Firstly congratulations on passing the advanced test and good to see your learning continues! The IAM RoadSmart course is 'Advanced Driving' - not 'Safer Driving' - although of course the 2 are closely linked. It's about 'making progress' (or up to the speed limit) when safe..i.e....
by martine
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 75
Views: 8108

Re: First accident...

Thanks for being so honest. Driving is a continual learning process.

Hope you get a good BSc result and good luck with your teaching career...keep us posted!
by martine
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2019

Nice day by the looks of it - thanks for the photos.

PS I used to own a Yamaha RD400 in Kenny Roberts colours...amazing bike.
by martine
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bike :)
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: New bike :)

So why did you go for this bike?
by martine
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: A vehicle is a vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: A vehicle is a vehicle

Interesting - I wonder if he could end up with points on a driving licence from riding an electric scooter while drunk?
by martine
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 807

Re: Smart Motorways

I've seen plenty of average speed enforcement in the roadworks to convert motorways to "managed" or "smart". I don't think I've come across it on completed stretches... https://gosafe.org/education/campaigns/m4-average-speed-cameras/ I believe a stretch of the M1 has them as wel...
by martine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 807

Re: Smart Motorways

[...I adopt a "burn and coast" approach to try to maximise progress - I'll move to lane n , drive between the gantries at an indicated 70 - 75, then lift to meet the posted limit at each point of possible enforcement. That this option is left open seems to me to undermine the idea behind ...
by martine
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 807

Re: Smart Motorways

jont- wrote:It would be "smarter" to get drivers off the roads who can't follow correct lane discipline.

The main point raised during the interviews was the relatively long gap between safety refuges on newer Smart Motorways. I've put a link in the original post so people can listen if they wish.

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