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by jont-
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 9464

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

[I also leave calls unanswered if I am not comfortable with the driving situation I am in. Other than that, I make a conscious decision to increase following distance etc. Whilst talking. Yes, I often witness this when someone swerves left and slows down on the motorway, then you notice they're on ...
by jont-
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Highway Code stopping distances ‘woefully short’ as drivers’ thinking time underestimated
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Highway Code stopping distances ‘woefully short’ as drivers’ thinking time underestimated

I think stressed Dave previously said that in his experience of accident investigation 1.5s was doing fairly well (allowing for the fact it's the dozy drivers who will be the ones needing that sort of service), but it was somewhat compensated for by brakes being better than h.c. says.
by jont-
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 9464

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Rightly or wrongly , the test that is used in law is whether or not the engine is running ; it is also used by most police forces . At the end of the day , though , it isn't what the police 'consider' but what is determined in a court of law that counts . Knowing someone on another forum who has ta...
by jont-
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4846

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

And, to bring us back to where we started, which is about car salesmen being trained to sell cars and finance and not understanding most of the details, we can now understand that a salesman's job is to sell us the bundle of extras, half of which we don't want or need, and then persuade us to buy i...
by jont-
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4846

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Unfortunately about all large companies seem to care about these days is social meedja. If you can come up with some pithy complaint on twitter you might actually get somewhere, but equally complaining about the lack of a [seemingly] minor feature on a /very expensive car/ may not be met with sympat...
by jont-
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4846

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

If you signed off the spec sheet, and there's nothing else written, I think you're stuck.
by jont-
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4846

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Might be it needs an additional camera (or control ECU), so may not be as simple as a software upgrade.

/what are the odds the salesman saw "Traffic Sign Recognition" on the spec sheet and didn't notice the word "delete" ?
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Advanced driving tests for minicabs?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... re-drivers

TBH, I'd be happy if they simply showed they could pass a basic L-test on a regular basis from the standard I often see :roll:
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EV sales down
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: EV sales down

Much of the range anxiety mindset is due to our experiences with laptops and phones, where 20% can turn into 1% at the blink of an eye. That just doesn't happen as EV's have battery management systems to prevent this. Why do you think the coders for EVs are any better at guessing that those writing...
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 69
Views: 4955

Re: First accident...

.I hope the 'passenger' gets their claim rejected and details passed to the police for prosecution for fraud. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and yet :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: While absolutely this /should/ be what happens, I bet there's FA chance of plod taking any interest at all.

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