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by chriskay
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: ROSPA - "you need a police background to get gold"
Replies: 44
Views: 3463

Re: ROSPA - "you need a place background to get gold"

This is totally unreasonable. I don't think you should be required to move out of the area where you've done all your training and the attitude of the proposed new examiner (if accurate) is outrageous. Ex-police personnel must form a very low proportion of those taking the test, but the proportion o...
by chriskay
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paying above list price for a car.
Replies: 34
Views: 3715

Re: Paying above list price for a car.

Just be glad you're not in the market for a McLaren.
by chriskay
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U.S. road deaths up 7%
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Aside from that I find/found the general attitude to pedestrians to be exemplary and light years ahead of the UK. I'm reminded of the time, years ago in San Francisco, there's a junction where Columbus Ave. Stockton St. and Green St. meet. There are traffic lights, but no pedestrian lights. I asked...
by chriskay
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U.S. road deaths up 7%
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Considering that in many states you can get a license at age 14 and that also in some states all you have to do is to show you can move and stop the vehicle, I'm not surprised.
by chriskay
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 55
Views: 5533

Re: What was your first car?

1954 Citroen Light 15. Very advanced for the time. Front wheel drive, torsion bar suspension, 3 forward gears with the lever sticking out of the dash, steering wheel the size of the orbit of Venus (no power steering), and was nothing but trouble. Kept it a year then, when we moved from London to Shr...
by chriskay
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let the games begin ....
Replies: 80
Views: 4557

Re: Let the games begin ....

4 way stops are rather inefficient for traffic flow when there is a significant amount of traffic. Personally, when driving in places where they have them, I have been confused about what order we arrived in (the system is that each vehicle enters the junction in the order in which they arrived at ...
by chriskay
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let the games begin ....
Replies: 80
Views: 4557

Re: Let the games begin ....

Here's an absolute cracker near me. https://goo.gl/maps/7wZ8DXRssvo The traffic approaching us has a virtually straight line but coming from the viewing position, the diversion to go round the paint is enormous. Many drivers totally ignore it and in fact leave the paint on their left. The joining ro...
by chriskay
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The EU - Leave or Remain?
Replies: 189
Views: 11161

Re: The EU - Leave or Remain?

Wow, time flies. It seems like only yesterday you passed your driving test.
by chriskay
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The EU - Leave or Remain?
Replies: 189
Views: 11161

Re: The EU - Leave or Remain?

WhoseGeneration wrote:
Please keep up, he's a scientist.


He's not a scientist, he's a very naughty boy; apart from anything else, he's an underage drinker. :nono:
by chriskay
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The EU - Leave or Remain?
Replies: 189
Views: 11161

Re: The EU - Leave or Remain?

Thanks for that link Alasdair: now those are what I class as marginal, certainly not the 4% in the referendum.

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