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by Horse
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

OK, my knowledge of it is from a colleague who's VW suffered a dodgy brake light switch.
by Horse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Dangerous safety system?

Matt1962 wrote: . . . the icy road/bend scenario? You could be driving quite safely at below 45km/h with good visibility etc. in the knowledge that an emergency stop would be inadvisable/hazardous


Go on then, I'm having a hard of thinking day, please explain that paradox :)
by Horse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Dangerous safety system?

I suspect that it could be argued that if the driver in front has no reason to brake but does so anyway then the driver behind would have a defence. Isn't that how "crash for cash" scams work? Typically they work by the driver of the 'scam' car deliberately braking in front of the innocen...
by Horse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

Not being able to switch off rev matching in a manual car would stop me buying it. Even though it might facilitate BGOL? :) My only reason for wanting manual cars is to enjoy the satisfaction of exercising skills. One of the skills which I enjoy exercising is heel and toe to rev match when changing...
by Horse
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

waremark wrote:Not being able to switch off rev matching in a manual car would stop me buying it.


Even though it might facilitate BGOL? :)
by Horse
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 123
Views: 2145

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

...ABS is also mandatory on motorcycles. Never knew that. Presumably it's only mandatory on bike of a certain cc or hp? "From 1/1/2016 all new-model bikes over 125cc will need ABS, while smaller bikes must have either ABS or a combined brake system." https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/...
by Horse
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: GT3 RS

Onehundredandninetyquid???? I tried saying it fast, doesn't help - even the Lego is out of my price range :)
by Horse
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 306

Re: Hands on the wheel

Back to the TV obdocs, where police drivers are often seen in pursuits, one hand on the wheel the other working the radio. Is it a special part of their training that civvies don't get? ;) - especially when part of the commentary often includes the risk assessment 'safe to continue' :)
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About time I joined in
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: About time I joined in

Hello!
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 306

Re: Hands on the wheel

I was sitting alongside a young driver last weekend who did a 45 minute route from South Bristol into some rural twisties and back and did nearly the whole thing one-handed. Did they crash? We haven't mentioned it yet, because it's so very obvious we forget, but modern cars with heavily power-assis...

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