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by sussex2
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Motorway tolls to be scrapped - Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Motorway tolls to be scrapped - Spain

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/06/ ... e-country/

As usual Catalunya, which has the most expensive tolls, is likely to be the last to scrap them.
by sussex2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German approach to rubberneckers
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: German approach to rubberneckers

All strength to the police officer.
by sussex2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German approach to rubberneckers
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: German approach to rubberneckers

Yes why? For years a part of my profession was visiting the sites of air crashes and I saw a lot of things. I can honestly tell you that on every commercial flight I listen intently to the safety demo, work out where the exits are, and, pretty much determined to be the first off the thing.
by sussex2
Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sic Transit Gloria
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Sic Transit Gloria

A Renault Kangoo we hired had an electronic handbrake as well!!! It drove really well and handled neatly....
by sussex2
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Warning triangles to be replaced..
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Warning triangles to be replaced..

Horse wrote:Ah, 'audible warning devices'!

When you hear the Bang! as it gets run over, jump for the verge.


I think it is designed to be placed on top of the vehicle - the reason being to avoid having to walk back 50metres to place it in the road.
by sussex2
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Warning triangles to be replaced..
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Warning triangles to be replaced..

Is that Spain which currently requires you to carry 2 triangles? I don't think the UK has a legal requirement to carry even 1 - Do we? I like the idea of a warning flasher on the roof as an alternative- but worry that it would be out of battery when needed, and about where it would be stored in the...
by sussex2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Warning triangles to be replaced..
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Warning triangles to be replaced..

Only a proposal at the moment and there will be a long lead in time.

https://n332.es/2019/03/24/warning-tria ... -replaced/
by sussex2
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 11
Views: 2268

Re: Satnav and driving test

Hiring a car in Portugal recently:
Was asked which language I wanted onboard satnav in - this has got to make it more easy for a lot of people.
by sussex2
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: 20 mph limits - safer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3869

Re: 20 mph limits - safer?

I love a good squeeze in between a couple of pillows...tends to up the pace somewhat amd no speed limit either.
by sussex2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: A vehicle is a vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 215

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? Not at the moment but he will get an equivalent fine. You don't get points 'on' a licence in many European countries but you have them removed from it. As an example in Spain you ...

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