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by Gareth
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: A few more videos
Replies: 165
Views: 73801

Re: A few more videos

I was poorly trying to make the point of one man's 'not having braked enough for a corner' could be another man's 'waiting for the limit point to start moving'. I suppose the question is one of intent. Has the driver or rider planned to be braking until the limit point starts to move, and therefore...
by Gareth
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Any group back to observing in cars?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Any group back to observing in cars?

Our group has interested associates but, I understand, mostly disinterested observers.
by Gareth
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Screens
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Touch Screens

It doesn't have a flick wipe as such. You either have to turn them on and off quickly, or use the washer function. Here's the instructions . Having read the instructions, I'm not clear whether moving the lever down towards the intermittent setting then releasing would trigger a single wipe - I thin...
by Gareth
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Screens
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Touch Screens

if we're talking about crap controls I can't turn my headlights off on one car - they're either "auto", "on" or "sidelights". There isn't actually an "off" position. I think it must be a UNECE regulation. Many years ago I saw someone struggling to start a car...
by Gareth
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Screens
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Touch Screens

The main gripe is the combined washer flick. Dirty gritty screen and you have to flick the arm to squirt the screen. The wipers then drag across a dry screen as the squirter squirts momentarily after. That's just crap design and should have been identified and thrown out before production. The clue...
by Gareth
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: M23 NOT so smart!
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: M23 NOT so smart!

Do you avoid dual carriageways, without technology and refuge areas, but with potential for pedestrians crossing, cyclists, farm equipment, etc.? Dual carriageways often have verges that can be used in case of emergency, and the distance between suitable verges are normally not all that large, unli...
by Gareth
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Screens
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Touch Screens

It sounds more like the driver wasn't paying attention to the driving. I'm not sure I like a touch user interface for controls that require very quick (and low attention) activation; they're inevitably slower. The software might mitigate this by presenting an appropriately sized scale line whenever ...
by Gareth
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Highway Code Review for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Highway Code Review for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders

I disagree with some of the priority changes that will create more conflict and possibly cause accidents (traffic stopping on a main road because someone was about to turn off but has now had to stop to give priority to a pedestrian/cyclist who might be about to cross a [side] road I've generally t...
by Gareth
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Road works speed limits
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Road works speed limits

I've encountered the same issues multiple times on motorways when the matrix signs have displayed lowered speed limits. I remember a 40 on the M1 southbound between Bedford and Luton, and in the nearside lane it was a scary experience until the limit ended, before the next off-slip. No gantry camera...
by Gareth
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Road works speed limits
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Road works speed limits

if you, as a more vulnerable road user, go onto a road where traffic is flowing at a particular speed and choose to drive/ride at a speed considerably below that then where does the "madness" lie? The madness lies in the law, that penalises with potentially life-changing consequences (los...

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