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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post


    I'm not your typical Merc driver, though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Regarding older drivers I tend to agree, although you can usually identify them by their flat caps! I do have a theory though, and now I am 65 I'm putting it to the test, which is: if one continues to drive fast (not necessarily high speeds though) and also continue to do a lot of miles each year then one's reflexes etc stay sharp.
    hey i wear a flat cap sometimes its about keeping you mind active and then using your experience to avoid others issues. But there comes a time when, if your smart, you know when its time to hang up the keys. 65 isnt that time for majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    hey i wear a flat cap sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    But there comes a time when, if your smart, you know when its time to hang up the keys. 65 isnt that time for majority.
    Totally agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Peaky Blinder

    Ive never seen it. I wore caps when young too. They were out of fashion then so i wore em.. Mostly wear fedoras but a cap works well when in car. a damn site better than a baseball cap
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave2010 View Post
    Depends on the size of a household. OK - you want to force people to all live in little boxes in a city where there may be public transport, or cycling or walking are feasible. Maybe you want to stop people from having kids, or alternatively condemn parents to forever providing a taxi service.
    Maybe you don't want people to live together in one house - which can be more efficient energy wise. Maybe you want to stop relatively poorer people from owning their own homes, so that they have to move into one house with their parents, or share with friends, because they can't afford to live otherwise. Maybe you want to stop some of the people living in multiple occupancy homes from using cars to go to work, as otherwise they won't get there in time, and won't get paid, and thus make their problems even worse.

    I suspect you want everyone else to belong to this - http://www.vhemt.org/aboutvhemt.htm.
    Jeez, that's a bit grim... You obviously don't know me very well!

    No way would I advocate anything so extreme as the latter, or indeed any of the above. More likely the exact opposite! However just to address this:

    Maybe you want to stop people from having kids, or alternatively condemn parents to forever providing a taxi service.
    No, but the 'little darlings' don't need a car each either!

    They can learn to share, or live on their own (if they're old enough to drive a car and pay for it), so that they're not restricted by the '2 cars per household' rule. Quite simply, the situation is beyond ridiculous now, where many of the UK's Victorian residential streets, which simply aren't designed for such levels of traffic, are barely accessible because every bugger living on them thinks that they are 'entitled' to have a car, so they all end up parked parallel to each other, outside on very narrow streets!

    Therefore something drastic needs done, as it's not sustainable...

    My goal would be to ensure that every major city in the UK has a proper underground system, such as in use in London, and/or a proper infrastructure for trams, plus I'd ensure that there were bus and trains services (regular and punctual), with extensive networks of such running throughout the country (including rural areas), and which people could rely on. Basically, I'd improve our public transport system as much as possible, in order to encourage folks when they're travelling, for everyday journeys at least, to leave their cars at home - or even better (if possible) not to own one in the first place.

    Now of course, saying that, and PAYING for it and making it become a reality, are two very different things!

    However, maybe if all our resident millionaires/billionaires and 'fat cats' were forced to pay proper taxes, in line with their huge earnings, and we spent a bit less on developing and housing nuclear weapons/submarines, etc, it might go some way towards helping pay for it...?

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    need to police them too tho as a lot of folk are rightly afraid to use much of the public transport system. its a sad reflection on our society when you even have to comtemplate this but such is the way its going
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad-moon View Post
    What's funny, daftee? I honestly am not; at least certainly not as they're often negatively portrayed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    And that neither of them should be diesel.
    Sure, I'd go with that, as diesel is not the future. My next car defo won't be a diesel, but it won't be electric either!

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    Hanging's too good for 'em!

    I agree lane discipline on European motorways is far better.

    I see people here in the outside lane on the M4 who will not move over under any circumstance. Often they are not even going 70 and seem oblivious to the traffic backing up behind them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I rather embarrassingly found out decades ago that there is no offence of overtaking someone on the nearside (undertaking), I won't embellish, but those who know me can probably join the dots

    Central lane hogging is actually a tad more serious than just mildly annoying. Around 40% of collisions occur in the right hand 'overtaking' or 'fast' lane as some call it. By hogging the central lane you are forcing most drivers to overtake using the right hand 'fast' lane where the greater majority of collisions occur, as most people believe you can't undertake, which you can. The road may have been empty for this driver, but it's a point of habit and drivers are creatures of it. If they do it when the roads are empty, they do it when it's full as well, so they need educating that's it's not best practice, potentially hazardous and an offence. Road policing units have been encouraged to enforce this for a number of years now, that's a Home Office directive, not a police officer having a bad day and looking for tickets! Collisions occur when drivers have to change course or alter speed and if you're hogging the central carriageway unnecessarily, it's a potential consequence and any collision on a major route is enormously expensive.

    Any action where you cause another driver to unnecessarily change course or alter speed is careless or inconsiderate driving and punishable - it's quite simple really. Another great example is entering a motorway or road via a slip road. Those are give way lines as you enter, so you have to give way to the traffic on the main carriageway. Barrelling down and entering at speed causing anyone to change speed or alter course to accommodate you is actually an offence as well.

    If you drive in the far left lane you are nearly twice as unlikely to be involved in a collision/incident as when driving in the far right or outside lane. Additionally, if something does happen you often have an escape area to head for to your nearside, in the other two lanes you've got nowhere to go except into other traffic, especially if it's busy.

    We've still got pretty safe roads though, just check out some Russian dashcam footage if you don't believe me
    I wouldn't recommend overtaking on the left, unless in accordance with the Highway Code rule below:

    Rule 268
    Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.

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