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by hir
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What's around the bend?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: What's around the bend?

So perhaps his speed was ok, but he wasn't mentally prepared (that he might need to take some action) before the bend? ie. he wasn't focused on the limit point? Being a BMW driver there could, of course, be another explanation. Perhaps he was too busy flashing his headlights and sounding his horn a...
by hir
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What's around the bend?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: What's around the bend?

Here is a link to an item on a website. For those of a sensitive disposition, I'd better warn you that it is the Daily Mail website! https://tinyurl.com/y7acm3x5 The video clip is well worth a look. So what happened to the idea that you must be able to stop on your side of the road in the distance ...
by hir
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Quite rightly, the incident involving the van driver who drove through the red lights on the pedestrian crossing was followed up by the police. I'm just surprised he wasn't prosecuted for Driving Without Due Care and Attention or even Dangerous Driving :shock: Extract from today's BBC website: Near ...
by hir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

...of course, were the BMW driver to be prosecuted, I assume that the prosecution will show evidence of camera angles / compression of the space / etc. - it is allowable for one car to pass another - the fact that you can record it on your dashcam doesn't make it near / scary or dangerous! Alasdair...
by hir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Hir - I know which frame you're talking about. It does look like the BMW "cuts across the bows" but if the camera car moved lanes in between the rear and forward facing shots, then it's in the wrong, not the BMW. That's why I want to look on Google Maps or the like at road markings. I thi...
by hir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Go into the full editor below the message bit are two tabs - options and attachments in attachments - click to add files then press the button: 'Place inline'' If it won't upload - make sure it is not too huge... My preference is to have larger images hosted elsewhere, so as not to fill up my serve...
by hir
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

I have a video still of the BMW cutting across the bows of the video car but have no idea how to upload it onto this forum. Can anyone advise how to do this, please?
by hir
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

3) The BMW driver was at fault for deciding to "go for it" on the exit when he should probably have gone round again. I don't see that. The BMW avoided and passed the Honda smoothly when it changes lanes, and was in the correct lane (as far as I can tell) for the exit. It all happens very...
by hir
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 408

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

I saw this BBC News article this morning - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-45843691/shocking-dashcam-videos-released-by-norfolk-and-suffolk-police Most of the examples are egregious - but 20 seconds in, can anyone see what the white BMW has done wrong? I can't - I'd like to have a ...
by hir
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member up for RoADAR re-test
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: New Member up for RoADAR re-test

Mogdavid wrote:Hi all

... I went to... a talk by "Reg Local" a year or more ago. I bought his 2 books and have saved them for just before my retest to get me in the mood, as it were.


David (Mogdavid)


Arrange a drive with Reg Local before the test. He’s based near Bolton.

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