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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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have been risk-assessed


From the DVSA quote above.

Not a lot of drivers out there will realise that all the Highway Code, , & syllabuses for all categories of driving test...plus what is expected of examiners and instructors undergoing DVSA assessment drives, is that pretty much every rule....regardless of whether enshrined in Law or not....is subject to that 'risk assessment' protocol.

This is how [and why?] things like the Highway Code get changed or modified, as an example.....The DVSA are quite responsive to changes in need out there on the public highways.

As an example, if one particular type of RTC rears its ugly head, someone somewhere recognises a pattern, and comes up with a 'solution' to help reduce such RTCs...

The Highway Code itself can be altered to reflect changes in driving or road usage patterns....and it is perfectly acceptable for 'ordinary' members of the public to write in and identify issues, or make suggestions.
This is known today as ''feedback.''

In my view, today's basic Cat B driving tests are far harder to deal with for a candidate, than the driving tests of 50 years ago.
Today's new drivers are far better skilled that those of 50 years ago.

So whilst rules and procedures today may seem almost anathema to the 50 year driver, what needs to be remembered is that experts have conducted risk assessments which have resulted in that procedure.

Risk assessment [conducted properly, with complete information to hand] is something most drivers actually don't do.

For example, many a driver exercises what they consider to be 'courtesy' towards other road users.
Yet those same 'courteous' actions carried out on a driving test, might result in a 'serious fault' [a 'Fail']

The result is indignant blustering from the old driver....who quite simply has failed to comprehend the bigger picture surrounding their 'courteous' action The massively increase risk factor......A case of 'common sense' not being anything like as 'common' as we all imagine it to be?

Something which reared its ugly head to me personally yesterday, from someone who ought to have known better?

Or, maybe not?
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Literally 3 miles from us, down a back lane and found by accident, a small classic car garage.

A lovely Mk2 Cortina Super outside and what looked like some Triumphs in the yard.

Might have to stop in there one day for a chat.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of classics around today, a red MG Midget and an early Mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinook just flown over here.
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We mainly get Ospreys [CV22?] now..in twos or threes...B....y noisy things they are...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeEdwards wrote:
Chinook just flown over here.


A Jet Provost flew over earlier, I didn't see it but on hearing it I had a look on FlightRadar and it was on there.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:16 pm    Post subject: Bentley M1 - M42 Reply with quote

From my 2018 Visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDJkaO0ons
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley M1 - M42 Reply with quote

Peter_L wrote:
From my 2018 Visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDJkaO0ons


UC2467

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Date of first registration January 1928
Year of manufacture 1928
Cylinder capacity 4398 cc
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley M1 - M42 Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Peter_L wrote:
From my 2018 Visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDJkaO0ons


UC2467

Vehicle make BENTLEY
Date of first registration January 1928
Year of manufacture 1928
Cylinder capacity 4398 cc


I'm guessing the owner is fairly local and new the "de-control area", I was back to 70-75 but he was scampering away. Q: Can ANPR read plates as per the Bentley ?
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley M1 - M42 Reply with quote

Peter_L wrote:
peter scott wrote:
Peter_L wrote:
From my 2018 Visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DDJkaO0ons


UC2467

Vehicle make BENTLEY
Date of first registration January 1928
Year of manufacture 1928
Cylinder capacity 4398 cc


I'm guessing the owner is fairly local and new the "de-control area", I was back to 70-75 but he was scampering away. Q: Can ANPR read plates as per the Bentley ?


ANPR cameras cannot detect speed however the ones in use now can read black/silver plates.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A really nicely restored 1970's Bedford Ambulance spotted this morning and then plenty of nice old motorcycles out on a run in the sunshine through the village.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I noticed yesterday was a perfectly clear blue sky. A complete absence of vapour trails is something I can remember from my childhood and never thought I would see again.

Mixed feelings. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre COVID, the sky North of us (New Brunswick Cnd) was always full of vapour trails and navigation lights on clear nights. Very few this past year but over the U.S.A there are a few....

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went into town this morning and passed a Green Humber SuperSnipe estate and then a very nice white Triumph 2000.
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