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by Triquet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bemused
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Bemused

I think that it is the latter. Hence word "pootle". The only trouble is that they are so oblivious to surroundings that if you overtake they die of shock.
by Triquet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bemused
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Bemused

I have just returned from an 80 mile round trip to deliver some stuff. The route was urban and country mostly single-carriageway with a comic variety of speed limits. But once again, the vast majority of the traffic was pootling along at 40 mph irrespective. What is it with 40 mph? It seems to be a ...
by Triquet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa

Then again, if it's dumping with snow like in Iowy, 2 second / 3 second all bets are off.
by Triquet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ford Ecosport
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Ford Ecosport

I assume that echo means that you run into yourself coming back
by Triquet
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 832

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

Horse wrote:
Triquet wrote:Basically, if you're going to drive, don't do it rubbish.


It's a non-contact sport. Play nicely ;)


That's it.
by Triquet
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 832

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

Abomination is about right. The first time I drove a stop/start was a hire car out of Oslo airport some five years ago when these things were a novelty. I thought I was just stalling and hadn't a clue as to WTF was going on, and I was a nervous wreck before I got onto the motorway.
by Triquet
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 832

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

People staring at the speedometers is likely to increase the incidence of rear end shunts. Either that or Mr Average will start driving at SL - 5 everywhere just to be on the safe side.
by Triquet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...
Replies: 36
Views: 490

Re: Why autonomous cars won't be able to drive properly...

What will happen when an AV is trying to merge onto a motorway with Lane 1 full of bloody minded humans? Will it do the stop-at-the-end-of-the-slip-road thing? Will it ever be able to get onto the motorway?
by Triquet
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 340

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 syste...

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