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by waremark
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars

There are good touch screens and bad buttons as well as vice versa. I completely disagree about voice communication being less distracting. And when you shouldn't be reading texts or emails you shouldn't be listening to a disembodied voice reading them out either.
by waremark
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 2495

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

Those of us with speed limit display systems know they sometimes get it wrong. Does anyone believe there càn be a step change in the accuracy of speed limit monitoring systems by 2022? Does anyone here agree with Brake and the DfT that it will lead to a step change in road safety? Sadly I think it m...
by waremark
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Warning triangles to be replaced..
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Warning triangles to be replaced..

Is that Spain which currently requires you to carry 2 triangles? I don't think the UK has a legal requirement to carry even 1 - Do we? I like the idea of a warning flasher on the roof as an alternative- but worry that it would be out of battery when needed, and about where it would be stored in the ...
by waremark
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 44
Views: 2075

Re: Hello all

Again with hindsight, had I been made aware that I was expected to drive the test as if I were a Police driver on a "shout" I'd have given it a go - but I thought that was for Masters candidates not Mr.Average-Advanced-Driver. I don't suppose you mean that seriously, but neither for the A...
by waremark
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 44
Views: 2075

Re: Hello all

I think it's time to put this to bed, accept that I was hasty in buying/taking the course, take it on the chin, and move on. But it's an important topic which interests lots of us. In your case I think your observer let you down by not explaining what your examiner would want to see. I put it to my...
by waremark
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Driver monitoring technology
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Driver monitoring technology

I think our Mercs have had this or something like it for years. I've never had a warning even when I know I need to stop. In a hired Kia Sportage recently I got a couple of warnings within a few minutes of setting off when fully alert. I conclude that the tech is not yet good enough to be useful.
by waremark
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Driving licences for UK citizens after March 2019

How do you get an IDP most easily and cheaply?
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: 2611

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: 2611

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: 2611

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...

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