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by Speary
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways
Replies: 37
Views: 11500

Re: Smart Motorways

After 3 years and multi millions of pounds the greater Manchester M60 smart motorway is open. No additional capacity and it’s made absolutely no difference to traffic flow as it is always congested at rush hour the speed of the traffic is self regulating as it always was. Quite often the variable li...
by Speary
Fri May 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Clutch - heel & toe
Replies: 41
Views: 15168

Re: Clutch - heel & toe

Recently, I read the ex-Stig's 'How to Drive' book. One of the things he suggests is to pivot your left foot on the heel when changing gear. I can't do this, I have to lift my foot off the floor if it releasing the clutch is to be anywhere near smooth. Any thoughts? It was a surprisingly good book ...
by Speary
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Roadcraft Online
Replies: 6
Views: 5064

Re: Roadcraft Online

You can get it on kindle
by Speary
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: One for the ADIs - roundabout indicating
Replies: 16
Views: 8116

Re: One for the ADIs - roundabout indicating

Consider this. Approaching a mini roundabout that is offset to the left, intending to go straight ahead. If there was a vehicle behind me I would consider a right turn signal to stop the following driver thinking I am going left as I drive around the spot. Once past the left exit I put on a left sig...
by Speary
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Advanced Driving or Self Important?
Replies: 37
Views: 9343

Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Certainly Horse. Take for example traffic lights at a major crossroads. Left lane arrow straight on, right lane arrow right turn only. You go in the right lane as there is nobody in it intending to go straight on. Opposing vehicle intending to turn right (they are local and know you should turn righ...
by Speary
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Advanced Driving or Self Important?
Replies: 37
Views: 9343

Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Regarding painted arrows et al. These generally should be obeyed but if there was an incident I am pretty certain the court would chuck the book at you. Incident could be a collision or being discourteous to other drivers etc
by Speary
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Advanced Driving or Self Important?
Replies: 37
Views: 9343

Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Also I'm my humble opinion he sounds very self important
by Speary
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Advanced Driving or Self Important?
Replies: 37
Views: 9343

Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

Apparently if he pi55ed enough people off doing that and they reported him he could be done for inconsiderate driving or something similar, I can't quite remember at the moment the exact offence. A similar situation would be going to the front of the Q in the right hand lane with an arrow indicating...
by Speary
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 508
Views: 79434

Re: Mobile phones

Hi Martin. I totally agree with your comment above
by Speary
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 55
Views: 15149

Re: What was your first car?

Mk1 Ford Escort 1300 super 1969 in a bronze metallic colour. Bought for £325 in 1976. Kept for 3 years and sold for £300. Bargain!

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