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by exportmanuk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Left foot braking with automatics
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Left foot braking with automatics

I do it all the time. :? I said it first :D Seriously thought it is like any other skill. I ride a motorbike almost every day your left foot is for changing gear ( Unless your riding an old British bike with the gear change on the right) My car is a full automatic ( fluid clutch) my wife's car has ...
by exportmanuk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Left foot braking with automatics
Replies: 70
Views: 5267

Re: Left foot braking with automatics

I always use my left foot in automatics all speeds. Has on occasions caused the occasional embarrassing moments when switching back to manual boxes. In answer to to initial question with full auto boxes ( fluid clutch) used of the brake to control the speed reversing is quite normal you have power t...
by exportmanuk
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: North America
Topic: Canada - Distracted driving...
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Re: Canada - Distracted driving...

As a biker travelling to work through a congested city every day I see lots of people doing other things. Talking ,Texting reading papers, shaving putting on make up.(not all the same driver you understand :-) ) But of more concern is the increasing number of time I smell what they are smoking and i...
by exportmanuk
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Modern cars are more reliable than those in the past.
Replies: 22
Views: 2955

Re: Modern cars are more reliable than those in the past.

I think i depends on how far back and what you call reliability. Back in the 70s when I was driving cars from the late 50s to early 60s they could be relied upon to break down regularly A points failure or water in the electrics seemed to be the cause of most. You had to check everything almost ever...
by exportmanuk
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Ireland - do an AD course to remove points?
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Ireland - do an AD course to remove points?

In the UK other than at Christmas the only points you are likely to receive are from speed cameras, most of which are bright yellow and registered on sat-nav devices.
by exportmanuk
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Help for a friend
Replies: 48
Views: 7174

Re: Help for a friend

If they are in London sell the car and take the Tube :-)

First don't just tell them to look tell them what they are looking for. where to look and how to scan.
If they can drive different vehicles. Realise that not all are the same and will have different blind spots etc.
by exportmanuk
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: The Antidote to BRAKE
Replies: 18
Views: 2606

Re: The Antidote to BRAKE

No exactly related but I was reading this article today about Speed Scameras
http://www.bmf.co.uk/news/show/slam-on- ... mera-sites
by exportmanuk
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pedestrians - victim or cause?
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

Re: Pedestrians - victim or cause?

We do not have this system of readily recognised places where all road users can anticipate pedestrians may be crossing and a vehicle may need to give way. When we do have safe crossing places pedestrians still choose not to use them because they have to walk 25 yards further. There is a crossing v...
by exportmanuk
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Staying safe on a bike
Replies: 26
Views: 5880

Re: Staying safe on a bike

Expect everyone is out to kill you and ride accordingly. Remember you are harder to be seen so do not think because they looked your way they have seen you. But also consider being over cautious can make you the hazard

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