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by gilesjuk
11 May 2012, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why personal accident insurance might be worth having
Replies: 33
Views: 7592

Re: Why personal accident insurance might be worth having

Insurance and compensation seem to be a way of eliminating the need to deal with problems. Just give people money and say sorry rather than try to stop such serious accidents and mistakes happening in the first place.
by gilesjuk
29 Apr 2012, 11:50pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Entry Level Mountain Bike £300-£400
Replies: 8
Views: 84976

Re: Entry Level Mountain Bike £300-£400

Entry level is a series of choices and priorities. Even on high end machines you tend to see mid-range parts. There has to be some scope for upgrades after all. Do go for disc brakes and wheels that don't fall apart. Gears generally tend to work. Forks tend to be fairly average on most bikes irrespe...
by gilesjuk
23 Apr 2012, 12:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Granny nav
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Granny nav

Granny nav was mentioned in the article, it wasn't my choice of name. I realise that there's bad driving by all ages. But the bad driving of the young is more about their general attitude, lack of experience and thrill seeking. It isn't really down to their health. The argument is should technology ...
by gilesjuk
23 Apr 2012, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Granny nav
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Granny nav

The latest in a increasing range of technological aids in cars. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17785033 Personally I think the longer you let people stay on the road the more likely you'll have people dying at the wheel and ploughing into pedestrians. Not to mention there's a hazard of undiagnosed...
by gilesjuk
17 Apr 2012, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The cost of pollution
Replies: 1
Views: 3578

The cost of pollution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17704116

They've put a figure on it of £6 billion a year in costs to the NHS.

I'm sure we've all seen the value in the calculation used to show that motorists were subsidised. It's good to finally have some recognition of the cost.
by gilesjuk
14 Apr 2012, 12:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Headcam prosecutions.
Replies: 10
Views: 3590

Re: Headcam prosecutions.

There's been one where the cyclist was assaulted and the driver convicted. BMW driver in Manchester?
by gilesjuk
4 Apr 2012, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Oxford University's driver-less car
Replies: 52
Views: 6641

Re: Oxford University's driver-less car

The google cars have done many many miles in california - no accidents whilst driven by computer, which is more than can be said for the fleshy option. They have jaywalking laws in the US, so no people running across the road to worry about. I think letting the computer take over on motorways may w...
by gilesjuk
4 Apr 2012, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Oxford University's driver-less car
Replies: 52
Views: 6641

Re: Oxford University's driver-less car

Utter nonsense. Do you fly? If so you spend most of your time at the mercy of computers. Fly by wire is incredibly simple. There's a damn good reason for that too, planes fly through the air with no obstacles other than other planes which are kept far away in the flight plan. All a fly by wire syst...
by gilesjuk
2 Apr 2012, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Oxford University's driver-less car
Replies: 52
Views: 6641

Oxford University's driver-less car

They're asking permission to try it on the roads:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/917 ... s-car.html

A car may be able to drive around the roads, but can it handle all the pitfalls that humans are able to deal with?
by gilesjuk
25 Mar 2012, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Times campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Re: The Times campaign

We will get better protection and rights when we are forced to pay to be on the roads.

This private investment the government wants will be the start of it. Tolls fr all road users including cyclists.
by gilesjuk
21 Mar 2012, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cars are weapons
Replies: 13
Views: 6663

Re: Cars are weapons

Well it is a problem for the business. Can you ever stop someone doing something they shouldn't? I guess not, employees can borrow the keys and return later. But without the cars being impounded in a compound they are going to be vulnerable. But I don't think you would leave your car there overnight...
by gilesjuk
21 Mar 2012, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cars are weapons
Replies: 13
Views: 6663

Cars are weapons

That's a quote from the mother who had her 8 year old son killed by some reckless idiots from Kwik Fit in this tragic case: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-17443608 It makes you wonder how common this sort of problem is, garage employees borrowing customer cars for a joy ride. It certainl...
by gilesjuk
18 Mar 2012, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Truckersworld e-petition.
Replies: 26
Views: 3953

Re: Truckersworld e-petition.

Horses, will they have to be trained too?
by gilesjuk
14 Mar 2012, 11:48pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29er tyre choice
Replies: 6
Views: 91242

Re: 29er tyre choice

Bonty mud-x seem fine to me. Tubeless though, which means lower pressures and more grip.
by gilesjuk
5 Mar 2012, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pat Kenny - update and sentence
Replies: 38
Views: 8047

Re: Pat Kenny - update

Part of the problem is that cars are too refined and un-engaging these days. There are new cars appearing which provide even more media facilities, pairing with your phone and showing movies. The more like your living room the car becomes the more likely you are to doze off. Sadly, anyone that tends...