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by Triquet
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

Diiferent dynamics on 2, 3 and 4 lane motorways and dual carriageways chaps.

Next month come and enjoy what happens on the A34 ...
by Triquet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

However, when there is heavy congestion and traffic grinds to a halt, the gaps close right up to a couple of feet, particularly in lane 1. How do you account for that? If people did leave decant gaps there would be a lane-changing circus. Lane changing will happen whenever drivers think they can ga...
by Triquet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

However, when there is heavy congestion and traffic grinds to a halt, the gaps close right up to a couple of feet, particularly in lane 1. How do you account for that? If people did leave decant gaps there would be a lane-changing circus.
by Triquet
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

An observation: if one is driving leaving a decent gap there is a high probability that the gap will suddenly get filled by somebody from an inner lane or even by being undertaken (the undertaker having the perception that if you aren't right up the chuff of the vehicle in front you aren't going fas...
by Triquet
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: SAS Expert Training
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: SAS Expert Training

Did some engineering work in Sicily a few years ago, and much the same there. Everybody liked to drive very anonymous small white cars to avoid being noted by a) Mafia and b) Police. Having said that the standard of driving was atrocious. Maybe they had special courses on AD (Atrocious Driving) :rac...
by Triquet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 78
Views: 1839

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

B660 above Kimbolton? Parts of the A4 between Hungerford and Newbury? I did wonder about A338 Wantage - Hungerford e.g. (plucked almost at random, without a 'drive' through) https://goo.gl/maps/QJAWwGvj4K82 but even that location wouldn't seem to provide substantial additional view. I live not a zi...
by Triquet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: On being too polite

Oh yes, in retrospect I should have pressed hard on the go-pedal. But sometimes things just happen.
by Triquet
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 420

On being too polite

This evening I did something rather silly. Joining the A34 southbound at Chilton, it is a fairly short slip road. I accelerated down the slip, looking to merge in the usual way. There was a car in the inside lane which obviously couldn't move out due to press of traffic. I was not in a screaming hur...
by Triquet
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with today. Charge away! ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Look what I had to play with today. Charge away! ;)

Wow, this is the thing that could get me back onto two wheels. I assume its weight is peanuts but its price will be truly alarming. But what a bit of technology!

Jim
by Triquet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Just pondering
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Just pondering

Not completely on thread, but I (like many others I suspect) started on two wheels (scooter, then motorbike) before "graduating"to four wheels. I suspect that this is easier than trying to trying to learn bike after car. Anybody got any views on this?

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