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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: 932

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: 72438

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: 8180

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: 1966

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: 11860

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: 6408

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: 530

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...
by AlaninWales
14 Aug 2018, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 350
Views: 7316

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Why do posters here keep on about "the idea that we should ban the burka" ? Who said we should? Not Boris.
by AlaninWales
8 Aug 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 17016

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

mattsccm wrote:But why have discs become more popular? :D

Because they don't get hot in the dark? :lol:
by AlaninWales
6 Aug 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fitting cameras to lorries
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Fitting cameras to lorries

Cameras are already commonplace. Look at the next Tesco delivery van you see, and you are likely to see a tiny camera built into the wing mirror. Same on my car. They only give me an image when in reverse though; although they are part of the system that warns me of cars in my "blind spot"...
by AlaninWales
5 Aug 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 76
Views: 3532

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

pjclinch wrote:... There's really no possibility of a fuel spill with gas...

Pete.

Never had a split supply pipe? Nor a faulty seal?
by AlaninWales
26 Jul 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First complaint about a bus!
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: First complaint about a bus!

Rather than describing it as a "type of left hook", I would describe it as overtaking in contravention of the Highway Code: 167 DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road where the road ...
by AlaninWales
19 Jul 2018, 9:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: He didn't even stop!
Replies: 37
Views: 1802

Re: He didn't even stop!

There was a large manhole cover near the accident, if this had any bearing I cannot say. The car make is listed as about 1680 mm wide, some cars are 80mm narrower, Suzuki Alto for example. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.9809319,-2.6024592,3a,75y,168.54h,73.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOMwcZXHSjeMBebQ...
by AlaninWales
18 Jul 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passes help
Replies: 36
Views: 2216

Re: Close passes help

I have a feeling that government policy, at least for a period prior, to 2010 was to manage traffic levels, and that as such there was relatively little traffic growth for a while. Since 2010 there have been general government policies aimed at generating more traffic, some of which have taken a wh...
by AlaninWales
11 Jul 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: How Do You Exit A Roundabout. Incident Two.

Hi, You have lost me a bit here. You seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to explain how you negotiated a roundabout and attracted a toot of a car horn, but you seem to be neither seeking advice nor replying to somebody else asking for it. :? Sorry, well I was seeking reassurance I was doing thing...