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by jcochrane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement parking?
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Re: Pavement parking?

Innovative concept from Bristol............ https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/extreme-new-gadget-could-put-1316584 Good to see someone taking this issue seriously. I'm not sure about this. Many, particularly learners, may accidentally mount the kerb temporarily when attempting to park...
by jcochrane
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1242

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

My Peugeot is the same on both max speed and cruise speed. A tap goes up or down 1 mph, a short hold to a pre set speed and a long hold will keep changing speed setting until released.
by jcochrane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1242

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I understand what you are saying but the Associate would adjust the cars speed in 1mph steps. So for acceleration would click up 1 mph and then click again when the car was going 1 mph quicker then click again 1 mph and so on until the desired speed was attained. Reversing the process to slow down.
by jcochrane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1242

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I once took out an Associate who used the cruise control for all speed adjustments by clicking on the up and down buttons. He explained this as what the car dealer had told him to do rather than using the throttle! What is the difference between pressing a pedal and pressing a micro switch with a f...
by jcochrane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1242

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

In America I drove a car which would resume the previous speed using cruise control. All the cc-equiped cars I have driven since will not allow cc to be engaged below some arbitrary figure (15 / 18 / 20mph). Did his car allow cc from 0mph? This was an auto. On the manual cars I’ve owned as well as ...
by jcochrane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1242

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I once took out an Associate who used the cruise control for all speed adjustments by clicking on the up and down buttons. He explained this as what the car dealer had told him to do rather than using the throttle!
by jcochrane
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Hands on the wheel

Many moons ago I was asked to organise a team of examiners for a driving competition for disabled drivers. One of those I tested had no arms and steered by way of a large wooden wheel in the footwell which he twirled expertly round with his foot. Probably the best one armed driver I've driven with w...
by jcochrane
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3584

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

... when driving. for example a Skoda, with cut outs that even closing the throttle first before braking does not seem to then allow heel n toe ... Not all cars, not even all Skodas, are the same. My diesel Octavia VRS (2016) happily allows heel and toe. I use it all the time. Gareth has two Skodas...
by jcochrane
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3584

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

Hi David. I don’t know whether fitted with the Bosch system or not but so far when driving. for example a Skoda, with cut outs that even closing the throttle first before braking does not seem to then allow heel n toe. I could not understand this oddity when first in a car that did this. Stopped the...
by jcochrane
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About time I joined in
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: About time I joined in

Welcome. Glad you found your way here.

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