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by adinigel
1 Jul 2009, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

There are schemes out there for those caught speeding and those causing accidents - Speed Awareness Scheme and the National Driver Improvement Scheme.

Funnily enough, particularly the NDIS, they elicit quite positive comments from the delegates.

Nigel
by adinigel
1 Jul 2009, 7:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASLs and left turn lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: ASLs and left turn lights

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26546 She was in just the position you, a qualified driving instructor, recommend. Is it any wonder? I asked a question about one specific circumstance. I was NOT recommending it for all situations. Driving or riding on the road needs a measure of fle...
by adinigel
1 Jul 2009, 6:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

The standard of driving instructor speaks for itself. Now one must wonder if these "skills" and poor attitude are being passed on to their pupils? Sorry, I have only just followed the link you gave. Probably a bit late now, but did you report this [rude word removed] to the AA? They would...
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASLs and left turn lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: ASLs and left turn lights

rbrian wrote:Stop next to the car? At a left turn? Seriously? :shock:

Do you know how many cyclists are killed by left-turning vehicles?

That's it, you've now lost any respect I may once have had for your profession.


That's rich coming from someone who intends to jump red lights! :twisted:

Nigel
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 11:39am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Re: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training

....Of course some of it is about how quickly and confidently she can make that assessment, compared to myself with 35 years more experience, meaning that in quite a few instances she is going to stop where I would not have done. How old is your daughter? If she is under 10 then she may struggle to...
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oxford - London Road Cycle Lane
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Oxford - London Road Cycle Lane

I have a lesson in Oxford on Saturday so will try and make time to have a look. Personally I would cycle in the bus lane, provided we aren't specifically banned from doing so. If a bus driver wants to make something of it, not down the bus details and report him to the bus company - if you speak to ...
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 6:10am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training
Replies: 15
Views: 3391

Re: Cornwall County Council Cyclewise Training

All in all a good post and, if the professional trainers and the amateur trainers really are singing from the same hymn sheet then great. The more children trained, the better. One problem I have experienced though. Wiltshire cc are signed up to Bikeability, Swindon borough council don't and have st...
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 6:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

I would have no problem with some sort of psychological testing and that could fit in well with driver education. The irrelevance I mentioned is that I wouldn't push for further driver education simply because I an a driver trainer. Twist it the other way round and yes, the relevance may be there ie...
by adinigel
30 Jun 2009, 5:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASLs and left turn lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: ASLs and left turn lights

If you were turning left why not stop next to the lead car in a position where you could still see the lights? I agree the lights or the ASL are badly positioned but that doesn't justify breaking the law! Write in to the local road safety unit. In my experience they listen and take some sort of acti...
by adinigel
29 Jun 2009, 9:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ASLs and left turn lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: ASLs and left turn lights

I could have stayed far enough back if I stayed behind the ten cars queuing in that lane. As I passed them all, and the one at the front was on the line, the only place I could go was the ASL box - which is what it's for, after all. I'm starting to understand why people run red lights, and in futur...
by adinigel
29 Jun 2009, 9:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

........(OTOH, I'm sure that as a driving instructor you know that a pedestrian has no priority on a zebra crossing until they are off the footway and actually crossing the road. Also, a driver need only give a pedestrian precedence so at least as far as the zebra regs go, they can set off again ju...
by adinigel
29 Jun 2009, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

johncharles wrote:ADNIGEL

Who is going to do all that training you would like to see done in schools then and where is the time required going to come from :?:


How about the Bikeability trainers?

Nigel
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 8:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

....It may well be as you say "peer pressure" but you can demonstrate many instances where this is questionable. For example, people will always believe they can judge things better themselves - i.e. speed etc. That's a fact of human nature, we can't change it so we have to work with it. ...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 7:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

Sorry, but I don't agree that MOST people are bad drivers. I would suggest that MOST drivers are pretty average. Yes there are some total muppets out there but there are some good ones too. Some will not want to have their driving criticised but there are more and more companies signing up to put th...
by adinigel
28 Jun 2009, 6:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5573

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

....Why do I need to consult trainers? Doh! Because to be able to state something isn't being taught you need to talk to the people that do the training. :roll: You can't simply make such a sweeping statement! Surely if people are trained 'properly' (whatever 'properly' is) then they'd retain the i...