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by jcochrane
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

I have no idea whether you are right that periodic eye tests would make a significant difference to road safety. I strongly suspect that the standard test of reading a number plate at 20m is far too simplistic - that level of acuity is less important than field of view and maybe other factors. Obse...
by jcochrane
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

I have no idea whether you are right that periodic eye tests would make a significant difference to road safety. I strongly suspect that the standard test of reading a number plate at 20m is far too simplistic - that level of acuity is less important than field of view and maybe other factors. Obse...
by jcochrane
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: £70,000 for an Escort?
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: £70,000 for an Escort?

vanman wrote:
Discov8 wrote:Makes me wish I'd kept my Escort Mk1 Mexico........

You MIGHT have got 20 for that, still you've got the RS now :evil:

Which I think he must enjoy going by the mileage he has knocked up since he got it. :D
by jcochrane
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Many years ago I read a research paper on stress recorded by subject business men over a period of time. In all cases the highest and most prolonged periods of stress were documented, not in a crucial meeting or anything else in their business life, but when driving between home and work or meetings...
by jcochrane
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

I do have a dash cam. Not my choice but a present from the wife so I have to fit it. Reluctantly I did have to admit it provided clinching evidence in an accident when someone reversed into my car. When I first fitted it I completely forgot it was there almost immediately so you may find, as I did, ...
by jcochrane
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Welcome ADC A very interesting post that does emphasise an important point about driving that is often overlooked. We spend much time and money on techniques, car control, developing concentration and so on and so on. But the most important element of a good drive is the driver. I often think this i...
by jcochrane
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 2633

Re: Let's Talk More

Goes to show how we use unofficial use of lights differently and how it can cause confusion. If I use lights to signal it is usually long for warning to draw attention to my presence or danger, for example at night approaching a hazard such as junction or bend. Occasionally if I want to say OK to an...
by jcochrane
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 2633

Re: Let's Talk More

Eye contact can be very helpful. I think the best advice is when in doubt revert to the Highway Code. That way every one should understand. I say should but I do wonder sometimes if some drivers can remember anything in the HC.
by jcochrane
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 2633

Re: Let's Talk More

What was the arm movement to encourage an overtake? Either "I intend to move in to the left" or "I intend to slow down or stop" When I took my driving test hand signals had to be done throughout,which meant keeping the window down, which is why we would pray for good weather on ...

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