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by waremark
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Re: Rear Fog Light Etiquette...

Interesting that according to that graph people licenced later have more accidents right into middle age. I am surprised that after 10 years of driving someone licenced at 21 has a higher accident rate than someone licenced at 18 - providing they survive the particularly high accident rate in their ...
by waremark
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Books for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Books for sale

Why the clear out?
by waremark
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Built-in car breathalysers and speed limiters will save countless lives

So says the IAM, welcoming implementation of the requirement for all new cars to have them from 2022. Countless - could mean anything, but probably intended to mean a lot, in which case I doubt it. The speed limiters are at least initially to be voluntary. Who believes that the technology telling th...
by waremark
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

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 :) The driving enthusiasts among us go out of our way to drive on the sort of roads which offer the opportunity to exercise skill...
by waremark
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

Re: 'Highest'?

I would hope that, if you ask all these three organisations, their universal response is something along the lines of: "Our highest standards are common to all three courses," as in, a driver of a certain ability could expect to be examined by any of the three providers, and the grade the...
by waremark
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: 'Highest'?
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

Re: 'Highest'?

There can be a whole debate about what is good driving. However, in the comparison between IAM and Rospa, the same style and aspects of driving are admired and assessed- and there is no doubt that IAM Masters Distinction is the highest level assessed by either of those organisations. Happily I don't...
by waremark
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Mazda removing touchscreens from cars

There are good touch screens and bad buttons as well as vice versa. I completely disagree about voice communication being less distracting. And when you shouldn't be reading texts or emails you shouldn't be listening to a disembodied voice reading them out either.
by waremark
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?
Replies: 63
Views: 8211

Re: Speed limiters mandatory from 2022?

Those of us with speed limit display systems know they sometimes get it wrong. Does anyone believe there càn be a step change in the accuracy of speed limit monitoring systems by 2022? Does anyone here agree with Brake and the DfT that it will lead to a step change in road safety? Sadly I think it m...
by waremark
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Warning triangles to be replaced..
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: Warning triangles to be replaced..

Is that Spain which currently requires you to carry 2 triangles? I don't think the UK has a legal requirement to carry even 1 - Do we? I like the idea of a warning flasher on the roof as an alternative- but worry that it would be out of battery when needed, and about where it would be stored in the ...
by waremark
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 44
Views: 6018

Re: Hello all

Again with hindsight, had I been made aware that I was expected to drive the test as if I were a Police driver on a "shout" I'd have given it a go - but I thought that was for Masters candidates not Mr.Average-Advanced-Driver. I don't suppose you mean that seriously, but neither for the A...

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