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by AlaninWales
18 Apr 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 421
Views: 12548

Re: Duke In Rollover

Emma Fairweather is accused of two driving offences relating to separate incidents in October last year. ... ... Since then it has emerged Ms Fairweather is accused of two charges of failing to provide the identity of a driver and two charges of speeding relating to incidents in October last year. ...
by AlaninWales
24 Jan 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 421
Views: 12548

Re: Duke In Rollover

More likely no action is the most common outcome with accidents. There's no inclination for the forces of law and order to act on any wrongdoing related to road use. That's the real story and it's running every day through active decisions by those tasked with protecting the population. Well said, ...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5926

Re: I am not a vegan

Now you've started me wondering. It's a well-known piece of wisdom that you can quickly ripen avocados - and other unripe fruit - by placing them in the same bowl as the bananas - because the bananas give off ethylene which encourages other fruit to ripen. Indeed I do exactly that, if I have unripe...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5926

Re: I am not a vegan

lol! Of course they do: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731650-200-dirty-talk-how-pollution-is-snuffing-out-plants-scent-messages/ And they use them (as has long been known) to warn of physical danger: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12717361-200-antelope-activate-the-acacias-alarm-...
by AlaninWales
18 Jan 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5926

Re: I am not a vegan

There was a documentary on woods last year based on research on an old area of ancient woodland in the UK. IIRC diseases that reach the wood and pass through it got defeated before it reached the other side. What was happening was communication through from one end of the wood to the other. The tre...
by AlaninWales
27 Dec 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5926

Re: I am not a vegan

reohn2 wrote:I'm not you're label.

Who are you calling label? :D

I'm not an apostrophe pedant, honest! :wink:
by AlaninWales
14 Dec 2018, 9:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 18973

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

[XAP]Bob wrote:I don't know if it *is* 'reasonable to assume' that given the rest of the research.

Having been driven into on more than one occasion, because I stopped at a red light and the car driver behind didn't want to: IU would say that such an assumption is entirely unreasonable :wink: .
by AlaninWales
11 Dec 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving at night
Replies: 71
Views: 9193

Re: Driving at night

I drive way beyond my stopping distance in order to make safe progress. Erm - I think you need to look up the meaning of the word "safe" Welcome some help in that area :D I drive way beyond my stopping distance. Thinking only of what is in your stopping distance means being unable to util...
by AlaninWales
23 Nov 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!

It was on the blue lights, so not in contravention of RVLR. In fact emergency vehicles are exempt from RVLR. Well that's alright then :lol: But seriously, the idea that individual police officers feel compelled to modify something as important as flashing blues, with something as Heath Robinson as ...
by AlaninWales
16 Nov 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 584
Views: 71138

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Yet more shame on the spineless UK government.... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/14/diesel-pollution-stunts-childrens-lung-growth-london-study-shows Of course it's easy to knock the UK government, but this is a result of policies of successive governments for (literally) generatio...
by AlaninWales
14 Sep 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 7735

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

He was just a boorish prat with poor social skills who is probably incapable of striking up a normal conversation with an adult, and so picked on a young child to be the recipient of his wisdom. What he said to the child was entirely critical and negative, and he knew how to couch what he was sayin...
by AlaninWales
11 Sep 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rolling car
Replies: 51
Views: 1808

Re: Rolling car

Hi, Just look at brake lights on cars when stopped at traffic lights................. That is my hobby horse! :shock: Read the HC Rule 114 https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/lighting-requirements.html Apparently on some automatics, the stop-start technology will restart the engine if the driver takes ...
by AlaninWales
23 Aug 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 171
Views: 11592

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

I interpreted the stuff banging on about causing motorists to be at risk of rolling a vehicle as an attempt to lead you to give information that would give them greater power to act. Which is precisely the problem: If they can only use these "greater powers" if the Important Motorists may...
by AlaninWales
23 Aug 2018, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 258
Views: 5949

Re: Speed Awareness Course

My Nissan Pulsar has AEB. It cuts out sometimes in heavy rain and frequently in snow. Rain and ice will stop it working too, basically anything that gets in front of the detector (so thick mud too). It sounds a warning that it has done so: This is loud, with flashing between the speedometer and tach...
by AlaninWales
20 Aug 2018, 12:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bovine Blockages!
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Bovine Blockages!

If in doubt turn about is probably the best advice. To be confident you have to first identify correctly what type of bovine you’ve encountered. 1 suckler cows...with or without calves and if with, what age calves, what breed and how are their eyes looking. 2 dairy cows should never be a problem so...