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by Jonquirk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa
Replies: 18
Views: 304

Re: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa

In his book, Mind Driving, Stephen Haley suggests that one second for each 10mph plus one second which means an eight second gap at 70mph to allow space and hence time for a more controlled stop. Two seconds at 70 is enough to cover the reaction time but assumes that you will push the pedal through ...
by Jonquirk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

How about M4/A308(M)/A404(M) otherwise known as junction 8/9. It has traffic lights and signs saying that motorway regulations still apply, no stopping or pedestrians.

One that used to be bit isn’t any longer is the Carrington spur on the M60 junction 8. The spur is the A6144, formerly A6144(M).
by Jonquirk
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: NDORS - does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: NDORS - does it work?

And encourage the rest.
by Jonquirk
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

Taxing cars by carbon dioxide emission was always going to lead to the situation we found ourselves in. Nobody likes paying road tax so manufacturers build cars that minimise the tax payable. Eventually the take from road tax drops to the point where Government finds it necessary to rejig the system...
by Jonquirk
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horn sound?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Horn sound?

I have fitted a 17” long single air horn, allegedly capable of generating 150dB of hoot. Before doing so I studied the relevant section of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/37/made which states that: Subject to paragrap...
by Jonquirk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: VW Trailer Assist

It seems impossible at first but if you keep at it it will just click and you will wonder what was so difficult at the start. Short trailers, especially those that where the distance between tow hitch and axle is shorter than the wheelbase of the tow vehicle are nasty little so-and-sos; longer trail...
by Jonquirk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

You should see where it goes in!
by Jonquirk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Seconded. Merry Christmas to all.
by Jonquirk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 890

Re: Santa list?

UK satellites? Any idea what the G in GPS stands for?
by Jonquirk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please Explain
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Please Explain

The only problem I have noticed is that sometimes the new posts page won’t load at about 6am. I presume the server is brushing its teeth and hanging up its dressing gown in preparation for another busy day. It usually loads five minutes later.

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