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- Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:04 pm
- Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
- Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
- Replies: 127
- Views: 3620
AFAIK it's generally not possible to disable ABS except by pulling a fuse. I have a vague memory that it was a feature on some as IIRC a fully locked wheel could stop quicker in some circumstances - thick fresh snow or gravel as they would build up in front of the wheels. https://jalopnik.com/how-t...
- Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm
- Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
- Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
- Replies: 82
- Views: 2306
these jackets also glow under street lighting. Glow? How's that work then? [geekwithvaguememoryofphysics] :idea: The fluorescent yellow or orange of hi-viz etc can appear to glow as if more light is being reflected from it compared a similar coloured surface. Fluorescence occurs when UV light is co...
...might even be regarded as best practice. Where I have a preference, I'd probably prefer they were two abreast and the group was shorter in length. I'd guess the cause of animosity for many drivers is that side by side means they have to overtake rather than barging past those in single file. In ...
- Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Driving in the middle of London
- Replies: 16
- Views: 1917
jcochrane wrote:I find it relaxing which may seem strange
I'm with you on this, and that aiming for calmness while surrounded by chaos seems the best way. Attempting to overcome that with aggression seems counter productive.
Besides, it isn't Naples
Didn't the Spanish government spend a huge amount on road and other civil engineering projects a few years ago? That would have given them great road quality to start with. Non scientific observation (a holiday a couple of years ago) would suggest that their major routes have significantly lower tra...
- Mon May 30, 2016 6:55 pm
- Forum: Technology
- Topic: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox
- Replies: 52
- Views: 7146
We also agree that the gear-change indicators are set to maximize economy. My 3 cylinder petrol engine doesn't just indicate up or down, but specifies which gear it would like you to select. Moderate acceleration will ask for one or even two gears lower so while there is a bias towards economy it i...
It's statistics, so can probably be made to mean anything you'd like, so how do you interpret: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/525931/road-safety-biennial-survey.pdf Apparently the only things the public consider to be less dangerous than driving at 90mph on...