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by Gareth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: RoSPA consultation on 'banning' off-side positioning
Replies: 29
Views: 98

Re: RoSPA consultation on 'banning' off-side positioning

https://www.iamroadsmart.com/groups/sthelensam/about-us/our-community/observer-committee-documents/document/docs/librariesprovider41/observer-documents/common-confusions-car-15-5-14 No 11 The trouble with that is in the definition, as was discussed extensively in the now defunct IAM forum. There's ...
by Gareth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

It's interesting how unintended consequences play out. Carbon dioxide emissions appear to have increased already as public policy concerns about the health implications of nitrogen oxides and diesel particulates have risen. If, as seems expected now, diesel powered cars are going to become less comm...
by Gareth
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 841

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

" they are not drawn to the lights like moths to a flame. Rather, they inadvertently steer rightward, which may or may not take them into collision with the roadside vehicle. Even normal, alert drivers in daylight conditions may steer in the direction of eye position during periods of intense ...
by Gareth
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 541

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

the main reason I chose my Citigo over cheaper/more pratical equivalents (such as the 107/Aygo/C1 trio) is because the Up!/Mii/Citigo trio frequently are praised for being one of the more 'fun' city cars to drive Did you try the alternatives and are you able to say how, in your opinion, they compar...
by Gareth
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 541

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

TheInsanity1234 wrote:I've been wondering if it'd be sensible to get one of those as a graduation present to myself

Rather depends on what you value in a car, and how you intend using it. I think it's a great car to drive but, if you tried one, you might find it not to your liking.
by Gareth
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 541

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Quick, tell us where, so we can nip over ...
by Gareth
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule
Replies: 66
Views: 985

Re: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule

While it must depend of the character to the associate, the reason they're there is to find what they might do better, so they're more focussed on the negatives than the positives.
by Gareth
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 541

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

steep hills mean that most of the town is driven in first gear, with the occasional foray into second... Just for your peace of mind I can report that a big chunk of the Cotswolds was huge fun today. Worked our way from Marlow to the Salt Way then, before going through the farm, side-stepped to go ...
by Gareth
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 841

Re: Santa list?

With correctly functioning headlights (which I have) and attention to what is in my planned path, I can see completely unlit objects in dark matt colours in good time to not drive into them. It's all very well but, when you throw an oncoming motor vehicle into the mix, then it's bloody hard to see ...
by Gareth
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 841

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

http://assets.highways.gov.uk/specialist-information/knowledge-compendium/2009-11-knowledge-programme/Combined_Conspicuity_Final_Report_Complete.pdf I wondered about " particularly since low-beam headlamps will not effectively illuminate retro-reflective material on a jacket " given that ...

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