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by waremark
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 43
Views: 624

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: 43
Views: 624

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: 73

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: 415

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: 1455

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: 1455

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: 1455

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: 1455

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: 629

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: 1789

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...

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