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by martine
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Driving day Brecon - 4th April 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Driving day Brecon - 4th April 2020

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by martine
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Technology leading to disengaged drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Technology leading to disengaged drivers

Oh I see :-(

Civil aviation still the safest form of mass transport though.
by martine
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Technology leading to disengaged drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Technology leading to disengaged drivers

dvenman wrote:Not for nothing were A320s called the "John Wayne aeroplane" in their early life.

I've not heard that - what does it mean?
by martine
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Technology leading to disengaged drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Technology leading to disengaged drivers

You are quoting one accident but aviation overall has an excellent, unsurpassed transport safety record. Very different scenarios between aviation and cars but it shows what can be done even with automation.

I agree things could always be better both for aviation and cars.
by martine
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Technology leading to disengaged drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Technology leading to disengaged drivers

Yes I agree it's a problem but probably not insurmountable I would suggest. Aviation has autopilot and civil commercial aviation has an excellent safety record (e.g. the last fatality from an aircraft leaving Heathrow was in 1972!). Obviously commercial pilots have lots of training and are themselve...
by martine
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Books for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Books for sale

I'd be interested in the 'Expert Driving The Police Way' book.

How much including postage?
by martine
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Books for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Books for sale

Yeah what ya got...?
by martine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 6691

Re: Phone use (again )

I think there is a big difference in 'distraction' between talking on the phone (or texting) and dictating a voice instruction. Any activity that has live interaction with someone outside the car is likely to poorly affect the driver's observation and anticipation. Talking to a passenger, especially...
by martine
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Newbie

Hi Lizzy and welcome. Hopefully you'll find the contributors here, interesting and useful but it's a real mix here of all drivers who have an interest in Advanced Driving. Some are members of IAM RoadSmart and/or ROSPA, some are Observers and help others learn the skills, some are ex or serving poli...
by martine
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Weird - the 'shorturl' weblink was working last night but it's changed to something a bit weird!

Anyway - I've corrected the original post.

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