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by martine
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Masternaut in-cab coaching
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Masternaut in-cab coaching

Making progress is more than just 'firm acceleration'...I'd be surprised if you follow the 'Masternaut' guidelines you have any difference to your journey times.
by martine
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Masternaut in-cab coaching
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Masternaut in-cab coaching

I do Royal Mail van driver training and about half the fleet have what's called a 'Trimble' device fitted. This measures driving smoothness, bleeps and has green, amber and red lights. They don't measure speed. They are not perfect but are pretty good at encouraging smoother driving. If it bleeps oc...
by martine
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: Phone use (again )

...and that's the problem with enforcement. If you have a crash, then your phone could be investigated - but it's a bit late then.
by martine
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: Phone use (again )

I agree - but I don't think that you can legislate for the difference I'm no legal expert (as you know!) but can't it be worded to: ban mobile phone use handheld or handsfree ? I appreciate there may be some anomalies but if you're using your phone (by apple car play or whatever) you're in trouble ...
by martine
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: Phone use (again )

Personally I think a handsfree mobile phone ban would be a good idea but probably impractical to enforce...how would a traffic police know if someone if on the phone, talking to a passenger or even talking to themselves? I do think there is a big difference in being on a call however and operating o...
by martine
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terminally Embarrased
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Terminally Embarrased

Oh crikey - I hope you get it sorted and get back driving soon.
by martine
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Tyres fitted to front or rear
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: Tyres fitted to front or rear

Couldn't find the Michelin advice but did find this...from Michelin USA...
by martine
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Tyres fitted to front or rear
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: Tyres fitted to front or rear

Best tyres on the rear is the recommendation from the manufacturers. Reason is understeer is easier to control than oversteer.

E.G. https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tire-gui ... -two-tires
by martine
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Latest bit of idiocy
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Latest bit of idiocy

I wonder why the cameras didn't pick up the barrels?
by martine
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 33
Views: 882

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:

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