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by jont-
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Young drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Young drivers

Discussion on the meaning of road signs is a regular thing , along with the little voice piping up from the back seat should I ever stray above the speed limit - What a good little citizen. Next he'll be taking pictures of the speedo on the camera phone/tablet to report you to plod :roll: I hope yo...
by jont-
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: 2017 Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 2694

Re: 2017 Changes

Hmmm , I’d say 60/65 is a bit fast ; 50 is generally enough . Oftentimes, you will find L1 occupied by lorries doing 50/60 and would have to slow again to merge - accelerating too much then slowing isn’t so good . If traffic is flowing at 70 , another 20 mph isn’t much to make up . Depends on your ...
by jont-
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3181

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Insanity, how would you feel if you threw that phone down and started forward (all clear ahead through the windscreen) and then heard the screams from the mother who's child had taken three steps from her and under your bonnet?. I'd think the mother had learned an important lesson about, well, actu...
by jont-
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3181

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

I do put my hands up and admit to using my phone while stationary at traffic lights or when stuck in traffic jams, Just be careful here. A chap on another forum I'm on has received an NIP for this. And the evidence was provided by a cyclist using a headcam. (they were stationary at lights in traffi...
by jont-
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Help for a friend
Replies: 48
Views: 5866

Re: Help for a friend

I used to have a three hour lesson (well...a four, but I didn't charge for break) after pupils had passed. It took in the M1, M25, M11 and A11. .... It was great to be there... <shudder>. The only reason I can think of M25/M11/A11 being "great" is because I'm being taken home from an airp...
by jont-
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 3181

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Gareth wrote:Landline speaker-phones are the devil's spawn and should have been strangled at birth; they make normal telephone communication impossible all too often.

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And that's an optimistic rendition. This week I've had several calls where it's taken 15 or 20 minutes to get /something/ working.
by jont-
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement parking?
Replies: 25
Views: 442

Re: Pavement parking?

Fair enough.... if councils can be required to provide sensible amounts of parking :roll: For starters, I'd say a sensible minimum for new developments should have at least one space per bedroom, that should all be accessible in parallel.
by jont-
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: I-Pace

It'll sell just fine to folk dodging company car BiK tax and rich londoners avoiding the "congestion" charge ('cos EVs take up no road space at all :roll:). As for longer trips, I'm sure JLR could come up with a scheme where you can borrow another car from the range for a weekend or week -...
by jont-
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 45
Views: 1109

Re: First accident...

Mmmmm.... chocolate coated coffee beans :lol:
by jont-
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 45
Views: 1109

Re: First accident...

My sleeping pattern is awful lately Might this be caused, in part, by the volume of coffee? Normally I don't have coffee after midday, drinking to water instead. I stopped drinking coffee after midday a few years ago, and noticed a significant improvement in ease of getting to sleep. I'll still dri...

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