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by Carbon Based
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: 7339

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

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...
by Carbon Based
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: GT3 RS

If you are going to do it, do it properly:
by Carbon Based
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 2530

Re: Hands on the wheel

What if you’ve only got one hand/arm? (Serious question btw)
by Carbon Based
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 4664

Re: Santa list?

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...
by Carbon Based
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Cycling two abreast

...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 ...
by Carbon Based
Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving in the middle of London
Replies: 16
Views: 2224

Re: Driving in the middle of London

jcochrane wrote:I find it relaxing which may seem strange :o


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 ;)
by Carbon Based
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The state of roads.
Replies: 87
Views: 6545

Re: The state of roads.

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...
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Government Think survey
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: Government Think survey

akirk wrote:as we know it is only on this forum that we are totally unbiased and reasonable


8-) Indeed.
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox
Replies: 52
Views: 8684

Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox

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...
by Carbon Based
Mon May 30, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Government Think survey
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Government Think survey

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...

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