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by Horse
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives

IIRC, when Highways England were trialling '55' through the M3 roadworks, someone said that their Audi didn't recognise it!
by Horse
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 2849

Re: Phone use (again )

sussex2 wrote:The rules in Spain concerning phone use are strict.
It is not permitted to use 'blue tooth' ear pieces


IIRC that even applies to motorcyclists' in-helmet systems! However, presumably no law against wearing earplugs, which many riders do.
by Horse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Newbie

Good evening!
by Horse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

The M25 is not a ring, it is the sigil odegra
by Horse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Didn't spot the mistake, but worth mentioning https://www.pathetic.org.uk/ again, if anyone's interested in trivia and absurd!
by Horse
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 373

Re: 'Highest'?

The first chapter in the IAM book, "Human factors", deals with this sort of stuff. It'll depend as usual on the Observer how much effort and emphasis is applied. I'll quite happily admit that when I was doing advanced training it wasn't something that was explicitly covered*, so I'm inter...
by Horse
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 373

Re: 'Highest'?

so is that mental aspect something routinely covered in AD training? The nearest I can think of is recognising when there is unlikely to be an overtaking opportunity, so backing off. Yes. Perhaps I should have qualified that with 'through IAM and RoSPA'. Care to give some examples? [I know Rc has a...
by Horse
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 373

Re: 'Highest'?

See the bit where I listed 'congested' & '50 limits' & 'double white lines'. Good luck if you can 'make progress' under those circumstances! I'd like to know how :) You can make extra progress by thinking. e.g.: A couple of weeks ago I was in very heavy traffic on the M25/M23 but, by watchi...
by Horse
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 373

Re: 'Highest'?

See the bit where I listed 'congested' & '50 limits' & 'double white lines'. Good luck if you can 'make progress' under those circumstances! I'd like to know how :)
by Horse
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 33
Views: 373

Re: 'Highest'?

As to Horse's challenge on the relevance of the skills required to achieve any of these levels, I am not sure about 'relevant to what?' Relevant to modern roads (congested, many 50 limits, miles of double white lines, convoys of vehicles travelling just below the limit, etc.) and largely disinteres...

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