Always be able to stop in the distance....

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Always be able to stop in the distance....

Postby jont- » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53082877
oh. :lol: You'd think they'd know better.

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Re: Always be able to stop in the distance....

Postby GTR1400MAN » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:57 pm

Hmm, they are usually trying to impersonate a train when I see them on TV :)
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Re: Always be able to stop in the distance....

Postby waremark » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:09 am

Anyone here had close convoy training? Can you explain how you avoid events like this when you deliberately avoid any reaction time between vehicles? How much trouble will there be for the driver (formal investigation? Disciplinary proceedings? )?

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Re: Always be able to stop in the distance....

Postby jont- » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:54 am

waremark wrote:Anyone here had close convoy training? Can you explain how you avoid events like this when you deliberately avoid any reaction time between vehicles? How much trouble will there be for the driver (formal investigation? Disciplinary proceedings? )?

I wonder it the rangerover has any modern tech such as collision avoidance or city brake assist? Do they help or are they disabled because so much time driving so close would have it constantly triggering false positives?

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Re: Always be able to stop in the distance....

Postby jcochrane » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:28 pm

Only a guess but I would think they would need to drive close together, particularly in heavy traffic, to avoid other vehicles including bikes and cycles from breaking into the convoy. This would mean loss stopping distance and it would be up to the following protection units to look far enough beyond the lead car to anticipate the need to slow or stop. This is what we had to do when in a convoy to keep it compact for road cycle racing where it was needed for safety reasons. Not popular with the public but the races and routes were authorised by police and local authorities. The speed of the peloton would usually be between 25 to 45 mph and the circular routes would have a number of left turns so generally the public were only held up for a few moments. (The only right turn would be, if necessary, at the end of the race to get to a finish line that would have police and local authority approval)

Maybe we have an escort trained persons on here to let us know.


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