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by waremark
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

Has the distance to read a number plate always been 20 metres (or imperial equivalent)? It has changed several times during my lifetime as the size of the characters on number plates has reduced. I think it was 25 yards when I was young. Each time the change was supposedly to maintain the requireme...
by waremark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

If there's going to be any training element, do long-term trials to determine what actually makes a difference (e.g. Pass Plus in previous post). Very good point. IAM have never been able to demonstrate a quantifiable benefit from their training. And this is when I make assumptions about behaviour ...
by waremark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

Pass Plus fell out of favour because insurance companies reported that there was no measurable link between Pass Plus and a reduced rate of claims. I don't favour further paper or screen based tests which I suspect have little relationship to the quality of driving. If a 2 day large vehicle apprecia...
by waremark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal for new driving test regulations post initial test...
Replies: 38
Views: 896

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

I have no idea whether you are right that periodic eye tests would make a significant difference to road safety. I strongly suspect that the standard test of reading a number plate at 20m is far too simplistic - that level of acuity is less important than field of view and maybe other factors. Obser...
by waremark
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What's around the bend?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: What's around the bend?

I am confused at the implication that the camera car driver responded quickly. It looked to me as though the car driver was driving at a speed which would allow him to stop on his own side of the road in the distance he could see to be clear. However he had his head in the clouds and completely fail...
by waremark
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Shocking driving? Not all the time
Replies: 29
Views: 1326

Re: Shocking driving? Not all the time

Exactly. Also, would the defence perhaps be able to establish that the driver of the "video car" accelerated as soon as he realised that the "hated, reckless, and envied BMW owner/driver" was about to get the jump on him!?!? I rest my case. M'Lud. I hardly think so. All the imag...
by waremark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 71
Views: 6879

Re: First accident...

TheInsanity1234 wrote:My insurance company already know that I think the other company are trying to fraud them out of money.

It is extraordinarily unlikely for an insurance company to knowingly involve themselves in this sort of fraud, If there is fraud involved it is on the part of the taxi driver and his passenger.
by waremark
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rospa price increase
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Rospa price increase

The email said this, which is expressed in an unfortunate way if retests are still included in the annual sub: "As of September 2018, there will be the annual increase to membership to £40 per year, tests and retests will be as per the price list attached. There will be no change to the fees fo...
by waremark
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rospa price increase
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Rospa price increase

I have just read an email from Rospa and an attached price list. It looks as though the annual sub has gone up to £40 and that it no longer includes 3 year retests. 'Intermediate tests' are listed at £51. Have I read it right? If so, I will probably give up membership when my next retest is due. A 4...
by waremark
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

Just saw an ad. on the back of a bus announcing that ulez would come into effect from 8th April 2019. Thought I'd check my vehicles, both petrol ones (inc. 17yr old micra) are ok, the van not so (it's 03 so fair enough I thought) on doing further checks any diesel vehicles upto 2016 will incur a £1...

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