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by sussex2
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!

The 70 limit was introduced at a time when we had crossply tyres and drum brakes few heaters and proper demisters; plus cavalier attitudes to drinking and driving and the safety of others. Times have changed and other countries (Spain that I know of) are also thinking of increasing the limit on sel...
by sussex2
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: No more classic cars allowed on motorways!

The 70 limit was introduced at a time when we had crossply tyres and drum brakes few heaters and proper demisters; plus cavalier attitudes to drinking and driving and the safety of others. Times have changed and other countries (Spain that I know of) are also thinking of increasing the limit on sele...
by sussex2
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 78
Views: 1801

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

Another way of thinking about this, in my view makes it much simpler... (assuming that there are no prohibitive solid white lines...) imagine the road without any line markings down the centre - there are many such roads around here... now - where do you position for the optimal balance of safety /...
by sussex2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4687

Re: First accident...

I was off the accelerator, but in 4th or 5th so not much engine braking. I probably lost a couple of mph, but was probably about 25 mph or so. So if you get out for some more drives with David, perhaps the idea that 30mph through the city centre, in 4th or 5th, approaching a set of traffic lights, ...
by sussex2
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4687

Re: First accident...

I'm still not sure it would stand in the UK - the concern is that at the scene you might feel under pressure to admit blame (let's say the other driver is aggressive), or not realise that they are drugged/drunk. I filled one of these out in France once, early in my driving career. All it does is pr...
by sussex2
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4687

Re: First accident...

Living mainly in Spain and doing most of my driving on the mainland there is a form that is in general use for minor/some not so minor collisions. The drivers involved both fill it out then compare notes and sign it - that's it and no arguing beyond that point. It saves all this faffing around and '...
by sussex2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: On being too polite

In some countries it is accepted that the priority vehicle will accelerate to allow the joining one to slot in behind; in equally as many it is not the custom to move over to allow vehicles to join. The moving over technique is sometimes practiced but certainly not reached the degree of being expect...
by sussex2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: On being too polite

'Hi thee behind me satan'....generally works well even in a lowly 110bhp MX5 as long as you don't go below 5k revs.
by sussex2
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Bubblecar Museum

by sussex2
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?

In Spain in certain conditions and on certain roads you are allowed to exceed speed limits by 20kph if overtaking.

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