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by TheInsanity1234
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: YouTube channel recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: YouTube channel recommendations?

Keep the recommendations coming - I'm aware of Reg Local and have watched a few of his videos! Plenty of new channels to subscribe to, though! I must say the one thing I find annoying about a lot of informative YouTube channels about advanced driving is the lack of subtitles! I'm profoundly deaf, so...
by TheInsanity1234
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: YouTube channel recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

YouTube channel recommendations?

Hello all! Since the lockdown's happening - I suddenly have more free time, but I can't go out and practise driving as much as I'd like to - the only opportunities are the very short trip down to the supermarket or a 20 minute drive to the dog walking park! Since I'm cooped up inside - might as well...
by TheInsanity1234
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 20789

Re: 'Highest'?

I would hope that, if you ask all these three organisations, their universal response is something along the lines of: "Our highest standards are common to all three courses," as in, a driver of a certain ability could expect to be examined by any of the three providers, and the grade they...
by TheInsanity1234
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 8040

Re: What does this sign mean?

Aaaaaah - so it allows locals without a driveway to leave their car there all day and night, and allows visitors to park/sleep overnight in the spaces, but stops people from dumping a huge motorhome in the layby and going walking all day presumably. That's a most unusual set of circumstances, I wond...
by TheInsanity1234
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothoid?
Replies: 13
Views: 7927

Re: Clothoid?

I noticed these bends seemed to catch a lot of people out, people frequently ran wide into the centre of the road at the midpoint of the s-bend going in either direction, and I realised that the reason is because on both entries, the road actually curves slightly to the left before the actual sharp...
by TheInsanity1234
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 8040

Re: What does this sign mean?

So I'm reading that as saying the following for the relevant parking bays I presume are nearby to that sign: - This restriction is in force all year round. - Parking (as in getting out of your car and leaving) is only permissible within the hours of 9am - 6pm, and not allowed at any other time. - Wa...
by TheInsanity1234
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothoid?
Replies: 13
Views: 7927

Re: Clothoid?

Whilst not strictly a spiral entry bend (I think, it might be), I do recall a very sharp s-bend on the entry road into Lambourn, here . Quite early on in my driving career, I noticed these bends seemed to catch a lot of people out, people frequently ran wide into the centre of the road at the midpoi...
by TheInsanity1234
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day
Replies: 6
Views: 5200

Re: IAM (Roadsmart) Skills day

In your car or their cars? Our cars, didn't know Micra could do 75 in 3rd :shock: all morning as well. Only problem was gearstick centre boss fell out, put it down to poor maintenance/vibration :D I didn't know a Micra could do 75 at all! ;) When I learnt to drive in my instructor's Micra, I swear ...
by TheInsanity1234
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars
Replies: 13
Views: 8967

Re: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars

What I'd like to see and have is total voice control of all vehicle settings and functions. I wouldn't like that - I have a bit of a 'deaf accent' caused by my failure to pronounce my consonants, and this makes it an absolute nightmare when I'm trying to get voice activated things to understand me....
by TheInsanity1234
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 82
Views: 36445

Re: First accident...

That's called 'target fixation', and anyone can be caught out by it. It can work in at least a couple of ways. One is probably your crash situation, you are concerned about one thing so overlook others. They other happens in 'panic!' emergency situation, when your vision narrows down, you tense up,...

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