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by Gareth
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Re: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...

if I can see a set of headlights behind me, I don’t need my rear fog lights on You can see their headlights better than they can see your rear side-lights, possibly better than they could see your rear fog-lights. When foggy, if I can't see the rear side-lights of the vehicle ahead then my rear fog...
by Gareth
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Smart Motoways
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Smart Motoways

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 inside lane being used. Next gantry speed reduced as all ot...
by Gareth
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Regenerative braking

about considering the need to show a brake light with a little pedal pressure. How much pressure? Is it always 'almost no pressure', or is it possible to apply a little braking without the brake lights illuminating? Similarly, on some vehicles is it possible to illuminate the brake lights with no s...
by Gareth
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 6691

Re: Phone use (again )

jcochrane wrote:if on hands free phone, I break into a driving commentary

That seems like an eminently sensible approach.
by Gareth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum. You mention advice ... generally, the choice between IAM and RoADAR comes down to what is most convenient in terms of location, since the larger differences will be down to the volunteers who assist as you progress through the respective courses. Both are based on Roadcraft , t...
by Gareth
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Maybe the article was written about 10 years ago and has been 'recycled' - would explain the two errors.
by Gareth
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 'facts' about motorways...
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: 10 'facts' about motorways...

Ah ha! The link is the mistake! Maybe this Ten speedy facts about motorways article?
by Gareth
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: 'Highest'?

Horse wrote:so is that mental aspect something routinely covered in AD training? The nearest I can think of is recognising when there is unlikely to be an overtaking opportunity, so backing off.

Yes.
by Gareth
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 2270

Re: 'Highest'?

See the bit where I listed 'congested' & '50 limits' & 'double white lines'. Good luck if you can 'make progress' under those circumstances! I'd like to know how :) Not all roads are congested. In fact, I'd say, most roads aren't congested most of the time. Not all country roads have 50 lim...

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