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by hir
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019

... I rather hope that this whole IDP thing gets sorted. I'm sure we didn't have this cattlermanure before we joined the EU I'm afraid we did. In addition to an IDL and insurance "green card", you had to have a £1,000 "Bail Bond", obtained from your insurer, before you could dri...
by hir
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Introduction

Hi I'm new here. I passed my IAM test in December and am quite keen to do the ROSPA one at a later date though there does seem to be rather a long waiting list for available tutors. I cancelled my application as I was fed up waiting. But then I thought that I could improve quite a bit so leaving RO...
by hir
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

Hi Tracey. I do appreciate what you are saying and I know from the many tests I have conducted on you for Fellows [iAM RoadSmart] Rospa Golds and one of the best HGV Tests I have done in years too. [Only member in the Country with a Fellows on an HGV] how passionate about driving and driving standa...
by hir
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

^^^ What he said. Any law or regulation that cannot be policed or enforced is pointless. Yet another serious accident happened this morning....wake up and smell the bacon, something needs to be done!! We are meant to be advocates of the road...so why don't we make a stand to make things change for ...
by hir
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

I know I've posted this before, but so what? :) Years ago, the bike training centre borrowed a Keystone eyesight machine for one of our town centre displays. 85 people tested (almost all were drivers), 12 referred to opticians - one had a severe undiagnosed eye problem! I too have sympathy with the...
by hir
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...

CYCLISTS All cyclists 12years+ must undertake a theory, hazard perception and cycling proficiency test. Theory tests and cycling proficiency test must be undertaken every 5yrs. Cycling license must be carried at all times when cycling otherwise £500 fine will be issued. Following this they will als...
by hir
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

The problem I've had with autos with it is there's no way to tell the car you're about to want power, without wanting it /now/ - eg to slip into a small gap on a roundabout. Exactly this. With an auto it’s potentially dangerous, particularly when trying to flow onto a roundabout. With my current A6...
by hir
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 15
Views: 600

New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

My local Audi dealer tells me that the New A6 doesn’t have an “off” button for the Stop/Start function. In other words, the Stop/Start function is permanently engaged and impossible to turn off. The reason being, they say, is that new regulations are being introduced that will prohibit the driver fr...
by hir
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who goes first?
Replies: 23
Views: 886

Re: Who goes first?

This is one type of situation I struggled with when moving to the UK now many years ago. In Holland, the rule is clear - if you are turning, you have to give way to the oncoming traffic going straight on. Not sure how things are done in other countries. The Dutch also offer their rule book in Engli...
by hir
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who goes first?
Replies: 23
Views: 886

Re: Who goes first?

Right of way is not really a thing in our traffic laws, it is more normally phrased as priority, which does tie in with your understanding of ‘first dibs’ for whoever arrives first... Ultimately, both cars should be aware of the other and manage the situation rather than standing on their ‘rights’ ...

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