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by jont-
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 49
Views: 4799

Re: What Happened?

With the general public, I think it's more of a matter of how the popular media presents major traffic collisions. In my whereabouts at least, the coverage tends to revolve around the aspect of human tragedy and the indictments - rather than the exact manner in which the collision occured and how e...
by jont-
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ban on Government funding for lobbying
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Ban on Government funding for lobbying

akirk wrote:Fair changes, gov. funds are not given for lobbying...

Nor should charitable donations be. And what does gift aid count as?
by jont-
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 49
Views: 4799

Re: What Happened?

No, but I do think anyone involved in a collision should be required to take further training. Of course the practical upshot of that would probably be a reduction in the number of accidents reported :roll: ???? So if someone gets "rear-ended" for whatever reason, they need further traini...
by jont-
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 49
Views: 4799

Re: What Happened?

So do people here think there should be a nationwide Road Accident Investigation Branch (like the Aviation: AAIB and Marine: MAIB) that would formally investigate all serious collisions, apportion blame and hand the details to the CPS as well as suggesting improvements in car design, road engineeri...
by jont-
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Removal of white lines
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: Removal of white lines

Does that mean we can offside more without fear of rebuke from the dogmatists? :twisted: Wait for drivers to create four lanes of traffic on a three-lane wide road and see what happens . . . :shock: :lol: Even with white lines there are a few places locals seem to manage 3 lanes of traffic where 2 ...
by jont-
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Removal of white lines
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: Removal of white lines

Does that mean we can offside more without fear of rebuke from the dogmatists? :twisted:
by jont-
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old ADUK...oh dear
Replies: 188
Views: 15399

Re: Old ADUK...oh dear

Since we are a culture which respects Science and wish to base policy on Science rather than on some wooly 'beliefs', should we not be taking the scientific evidence into account? Really? What evidence brings you to that conclusion? ;) There are areas (drugs policy for starters) where knee jerk rea...
by jont-
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 9354

Re: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary

I'm shocked about BGOL with ROSPA, I always thought they was more strict about that the IAM. There appears to be more variation between individual observers in the organisations than there is at philosophical level. And IME the examiners are more relaxed than the observers about many nit-picky thin...
by jont-
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Avoiding BGOL around town
Replies: 75
Views: 6830

Re: Avoiding BGOL around town

Watch the rev counter and the speedo, and see if they actually drop in exact proportion. How could it be otherwise? The speedo and rev-counter 'follow' since they're not direct mechanical linkages. If there are magnetic components, they are more likely to be less linear than if they are corrected b...
by jont-
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: end of a (LR) era...
Replies: 18
Views: 2831

Re: end of a (LR) era...

angus wrote:Off road and towing I will accept they are virtully unbeatable. That probably accounts for less than 5% of all LR use

On road they are uncomfortable, slow, noisy and underpowered, with steering that was marginally more responsive than the QE2

Says the man who runs an Alfa :roll: :twisted:

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