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by martine
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old BBC transport film
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Old BBC transport film

So being bored I've been looking at some old transport films on youtube and came across this:



Scooters and more...what a hoot.
by martine
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 498

Re: What gear is best?

crr003 wrote:...But it helpfully says obeying this stuff or not won't affect the test result. My experience of ADIs who go over the top with minimum revs/"never use more than 2k" is to maximise fuel economy to improve their profit.

:lol:
by martine
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 498

Re: What gear is best?

Did he explain how he reconciled his advice with the 'ecosafe driving' which ADI's are required to teach?...We discussed the obligation on ADI's to teach economical driving. I'm an ADI and when you say 'required' and 'obligation' to teach economical driving I believe you are over emphasising it...i...
by martine
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 498

Re: What gear is best?

akirk wrote:...since then I have fully used the revs, doubled my enjoyment of the car and reduced the mpg by at least 33% :D

Good man! :gear:
by martine
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 498

Re: What gear is best?

Both my cars have a gear indicator - which I completely ignore. I believe the recommendation is based purely on fuel consumption and current throttle position and of course it doesn't know anymore than that about road conditions ahead. I am sure even if you followed it, it wouldn't do any harm to th...
by martine
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving in the dark
Replies: 48
Views: 1853

Re: Driving in the dark

Interesting videos Mike - I still wonder what it does though with indistinct traffic or pedestrians - play safe and switch off those LEDS...or play safe and switch on!

It must be weird with a black spot in front...I'd be worried about potholes or mud as well.
by martine
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 456

Re: Blimey it's quiet...

akirk wrote:... I just drive more sensibly!...

I try to always drive 'sensibly' :lol: - just that you may not agree with my 'sensibly'... :oops:

Tell you what, it's blinking cold here (Bristol) today...heavy frost and foggy - still and it's nearly lunchtime.
by martine
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving in the dark
Replies: 48
Views: 1853

Re: Driving in the dark

Oh the joys Andy, of us all getting old...er. :gear: :shock: Have you seen the even newer headlights that, apparently, map the road ahead and create a darker spot around oncoming traffic (so they aren't dazzled) and open up the view ahead and to the sides away from the oncoming? Forgotten what they ...
by martine
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 456

Re: Blimey it's quiet...

AndyP wrote:...Had breakfast.

Sounds about right... :geek:

I've never driven a car on Winter tyres...presumably if the temp is above say 5C they wear more quickly...or not?
by martine
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 456

Blimey it's quiet...

...outside and here!

Where are everyone's interesting comments on Advanced Driving, Technology, other drivers etc.?
:racing: :steering: :car: :bike: :D

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