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by Triquet
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 622

Re: Hello all

As I wrote somewhere up this thread I have a great deal of sympathy for the OP. My initial failure was due to a lack of understanding (and/or) explanation about what the IAM's aims and objectives were, and the meaning behind some of the reserved words and phraseology that we tend to take for granted...
by Triquet
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 622

Re: Hello all

This morning we had a group drive-out, one hour each round the highways and byways of Oxfordshire. It was pleasant just to be out, enjoy the sunshine, and just do a bit of driving for the fun of it. Sometimes it's nice just to think about (and enjoy) the activity of driving, without worrying about s...
by Triquet
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 622

Re: Hello all

:gear: Oh, and don't get hung up about people who look down on automatics. My regular day-to-day barge is an automatic. So what? It's one less thing to worry about. I've got sport mode, which frankly doesn't make a lot of difference, and some flappy things which I rarely use ...
by Triquet
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 622

Re: Hello all

Now to make you feel a bit better. The first time I did the IAM test I scraped a fail. One of the reasons was (being a person of some age) I failed to understand the word "progress". It is not something that came up in the mists of time when I first learned to drive and as far as I was con...
by Triquet
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 75
Views: 8107

Re: First accident...

That I think is sheer rotten luck. Don't kick yourself about too much, and try and get in some relaxed "driving only" drives. On the long distance stuff, leave yourself hods of time and don't rush. Don't granny drive on DCs or Motorways, that way lies madness.
by Triquet
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

These things are an amazing PITA when you pick up a hire car at an airport and try to get started, find your way out of a multistory and negotiate half a dozen roundabouts before getting onto the motorway ....
by Triquet
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bike :)
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: New bike :)

:mrgreen: I do like Mike's new lofty steed. He can sneer at HGV drivers as he passes
by Triquet
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019

Don't put all your Basques in one exit.
by Triquet
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019

It looks as though one will be able to get IDP's at most post offices after 1st Feb. Last time I got one very few post offices did them. I had to drag into Oxford to get it. I rather hope that this whole IDP thing gets sorted. I'm sure we didn't have this cattlermanure before we joined the EU
by Triquet
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 1452

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

Over the last few years I've had cataract ops done in both eyes. The op works on replacing the old lens with a new plastic one, so in theory it is fixed focus to an agreed prescription. My old eyesight was rubbish and I couldn't be adjusted to full 20/20 with the new lenses but to some intermediate ...

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