Oh deer

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Oh deer

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Re: Oh deer

Postby angus » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:47 pm

Just round the corner. If it's the stretch of road the paper said, he won't have been doing 40 (the speed limit), more likely 25-30.

It's the stretch of road running north from this point into Colchester

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51% ... !1s0x0:0x0

He did well to carry on. That part of the test route is in the first 5-10 minutes

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Re: Oh deer

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:42 pm

angus wrote:Just round the corner. If it's the stretch of road the paper said, he won't have been doing 40 (the speed limit), more likely 25-30.

It's the stretch of road running north from this point into Colchester

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51% ... !1s0x0:0x0

He did well to carry on. That part of the test route is in the first 5-10 minutes

I'm surprised you say the speed limit is 40, as in the article, the driver said he was starting to accelerate to 60 as he was approaching a 60 limit?

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Re: Oh deer

Postby angus » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:35 am

He'll have come up through Rowhedge into a 60 at the top of the village before the crossroads, where it's still 60. The limit changes to 40 after about 100m.

I'm surprised it's on a test route as it's not a nice junction to turn out of. It's likely to become a roundabout and/or the 40 will be extended due to housing development in the village.

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Re: Oh deer

Postby fungus » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:17 pm

angus wrote:He'll have come up through Rowhedge into a 60 at the top of the village before the crossroads, where it's still 60. The limit changes to 40 after about 100m.

I'm surprised it's on a test route as it's not a nice junction to turn out of. It's likely to become a roundabout and/or the 40 will be extended due to housing development in the village.


Although this junction is in a 30 limit you will notice that there is a double bus stop to the emediate right of St lukes Road. When there are two busses in the bus stop there is absolutely no view to the right when emerging out of St Lukes Road without puting the nose of the car out beyond the busses into heavy traffic. This road is on a test route.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.73909 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Oh deer

Postby sussex2 » Fri May 06, 2016 8:57 am

I've always made a point of watching for the second deer as they often travel in pairs.
The first is the one you see, but manages to make it across, the second is the one you have to watch out for!

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Re: Oh deer

Postby Jonquirk » Fri May 06, 2016 11:04 am

I was once riding a horse along a forest track when a deer crossed the track ahead of me. Moments later more followed. The ninth, and final, deer crossed under my horses neck.

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Re: Oh deer

Postby Horse » Fri May 06, 2016 12:12 pm

sussex2 wrote:I've always made a point of watching for the second deer as they often travel in pairs.
The first is the one you see, but manages to make it across, the second is the one you have to watch out for!


http://the-ride-info.blogspot.co.uk/200 ... s-one.html ;) :ugeek:
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Re: Oh deer

Postby sussex2 » Fri May 06, 2016 2:39 pm

Horse wrote:
sussex2 wrote:I've always made a point of watching for the second deer as they often travel in pairs.
The first is the one you see, but manages to make it across, the second is the one you have to watch out for!


http://the-ride-info.blogspot.co.uk/200 ... s-one.html ;) :ugeek:


Sussex seems to be full of deer popping up all over the place.
A friends semi urban garden was munched almost completely (they didn't eat the lavender as it seems they don't care for it) but just about everything else was gone.
Driving around and especially at dawn or dusk needs special care especially in my MX5 - I don't want to be sharing the cabin even with little Mr Muntjack thank you very much!

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Re: Oh deer

Postby fungus » Fri May 06, 2016 8:23 pm

The comment about watching for the second is very true. I had one go across just ahead of me whilst going up Zig Zag Hill on a lesson a couple of months ago. Sure enough, a second deer followed a couple of seconds later.

Nigel.


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