Hello from West Sussex

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Bumblebee16
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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Bumblebee16 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:44 pm

fengpo wrote:Another tip from Chris Gilbert was to watch his dvd's on mute and commentate. Worked well for me when I was getting ready for my IAM test. I'm sure the tip has helped others as well.


Thank you for this tip. I hadn't thought of doing this!

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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Rolyan » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:31 am

Bumblebee16 wrote:Thanks Alasdair and Horse for all the information. It all makes more sense now.

Horse wrote:I like the 'SVA' prompt for positioning: safety, view, advantage.

If anywhere on the lane width is [relatively ] safe, then go for view.


How do you remember all of these initialisms?
I have come across so many of them recently.
I'm pretty sure that when I learnt to drive the only one I had to know about was MSM. Is that still taught?

To add another acronym or two into the mix.....

For cornering, I was taught SIR (safety, information, reduction in forces). It worked for me, easy to remember and understand.

For setting off when stationary I was taught to check the sides to look out for Bob and Tom (Boys on Bikes and Twits* on Motorbikes).

I also made sure I could describe the specific named system steps during cornering, so Information blah blah, Position blah blah, Speed blah blah, and also manage to describe the 4 important things when cornering (correct position, speed, gear and able to stop the distance you can see to be clear etc.).

The actual words and style of commentary may be more in recognition of the examiners background than a requirement in and of itself!!!

*It wasn't Twits, but I didn't want to upset the bikers.

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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby GTR1400MAN » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:11 am

As long as you look for me filtering I don't mind what name you use. :)
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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Horse » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:04 am

Rolyan wrote:
Bumblebee16 wrote:Thanks Alasdair and Horse for all the information. It all makes more sense now.

Horse wrote:I like the 'SVA' prompt for positioning: safety, view, advantage.

If anywhere on the lane width is [relatively ] safe, then go for view.


How do you remember all of these initialisms?
I have come across so many of them recently.
I'm pretty sure that when I learnt to drive the only one I had to know about was MSM. Is that still taught?

To add another acronym or two into the mix.....

For cornering, I was taught SIR (safety, information, reduction in forces).


Is the determination of 'safety' based on information gathered? If so, ISR?

And the medical term for motorcyclists is 'organ donors' ;)
My own views. For better or worse :)

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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby exportmanuk » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:56 pm

Rolyan wrote: Twits* on Motorbikes



Hey I resemble that remark :hit:
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Mr Cholmondeley-Warner
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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:13 am

Rolyan wrote:... I was taught to check the sides to look out for Bob and Tom ...

Don't forget Dennis! ;)
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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby martine » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:44 am

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Don't forget Dennis! ;)

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Martin - Bristol IAM: IMI National Observer, Group Secretary, Masters (dist), DSA: ADI, Fleet, RoSPA (Dip)

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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:52 pm

Dennis might be crossing in front of you when going through traffic lights ... ;) *



* a well known manufacturer of fire appliances
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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Horse » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:16 pm

Or ECNALUBMA from behind?
My own views. For better or worse :)

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Re: Hello from West Sussex

Postby Bumblebee16 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:53 pm

Big Day tomorrow! :help:


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