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by vanman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another....
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Yet another....

He scared the living daylights out of me :) Not literally. But the scale of the improvements I need to make is have found really is quite frightening. BobG Don't worry, I started with the IAM 30 years ago and I'm still frightfull. :evil: Despite what others say, :oops: I am still trying to improve ...
by vanman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

Re: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...

dvenman wrote:
jont- wrote:It's just part of the wider question - why is society so tolerant of shit drivers?


So that's why people call me anti-social...


Of course there maybe a totally different reason :lol:
by vanman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

Re: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...

jont- wrote:It's just part of the wider question - why is society so tolerant of shit drivers?

'cos there are so many of them.
by vanman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Smart Motoways
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Smart Motoways

:D :D :D :D I feel much better :soap:
by vanman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Smart Motoways
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Smart Motoways

Indeed as "smart" as the people controlling them. Instance recently on M3 outside lane (red cross) most of us taking notice however at least ten/twenty just kept going. Next gantry same outside still being used. Next gantry red cross on inside lane (assume problem had been moved over) now ...
by vanman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Smart Motoways
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Smart Motoways

FFS :twisted:
by vanman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Regenerative braking

how long before the toyota gets shunted without the brakes lights warning the prat behind?[/quote]

Good point, not long. hope they keep off the M23 at present 50 speed limit with nearly all one car length apart. :evil:
by vanman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Regenerative braking

Today I was following a learner driver in a Toyota Auris hybrid car, I was keeping quite a distance back but noticed where I would expect the brakes to be applied nothing. Ok fine the car was using regenerative braking. My querie here is this strictly systematic? brake lights being one of the key in...
by vanman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electric parking brake
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Electric parking brake

Just a thought, I when leaving any vehicle for a length of time, leave in gear and release the handbrake. Does the electric handbrake draw power when on? if so the above is probably a good idea for saving battery power. Oh and yes the handbrake DOES come on on the move, ask Muggins :D
by vanman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Electric parking brake
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Electric parking brake

You might notice a hand grabbing the handbrake, however when distracted a finger might be missed ;) . Looking forward to the next ADHub event :lol:

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