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    Brake failure?

    If I were you, I'd be very cautious about going down this "my brakes just failed" route; for a start it is practically impossible for the braking system on a modern car to fail completely, and even...
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    Yeah but, no but, yeah but....

    Yeah but, if the children can't play in the parks, playing in the road is hardly the answer - especially (playing devil's devils advocate) that playing football in the street is an offence.
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    Certificates

    Agreed. We used to get a cover note as part of the renewal invitation, but that's long gone.
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    Children, hmmm

    They took the lead out of high octane petrol because someone reckoned it was making inner-city kids stupid. That was a good idea then....
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    Fuelsaver

    Are these not the sort of claims our illustrious motoring organisations should be testing? What were they called now, oh yes, the Royal Automobile club and the Automobile Association. Those were the...
  6. Thread: Good news

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    Wait for it......!

    Not so fast Rolebama! They said early-ish next year by the time all the wee committees have finished kicking it about and deciding what colour the leaflets should be:D
  7. Thread: Good news

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    Good news

    All over the media today, good news for a change! :D

    Wheel clamping/towing is to be made illegal throughout the UK finally dragging the country up to the sensible standard set by Scotland 10...
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    Skateboards

    From a purely personal point of view I might tend to consider that sort of behaviour as downright irresponsible, reprehensible and a few other adjectives that would get me in trouble if I used them...
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    Driving standards

    Snowball, yes, quite! I would be more than happy to have my driving record and ability examined and criticised by one of my peers (40+ years, wide range of skills tested far beyond ordinary driving...
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    Your situation is not particularly complex. You...

    Your situation is not particularly complex. You have fallen foul of the New Drivers Act, whereby your full licence (note spelling) is revoked by the DVLA when you win 6 points or more in the first 2...
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    Blown bulb

    If it was a headlamp bulb, make sure the beam setting is checked - see my previous post.

    For future reference it is important to regularly check your lights (they MUST also be in working order in...
  12. Trains & Training

    The root cause of this "problem" goes back, as we have discussed many times before, to driver training, and who "we" allow on the road.

    Some people are psychologically unsuited to drive and...
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    Pointless

    :rolleyes:As the databases used by the ANPR system can be [at least] 14 days out of date, I don't see how any such scheme could posibly work.

    And anyway, "road tax" was abolished in 1935...:cool:
  14. Licence

    Not sure, but if you need to change your Driving LicenCe for any reason you will be issued with a photocard one. Then, every ten years you will have to renew the photograph (not the licence itself)....
  15. Erm...

    Can anyone translate this into English? :o
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    Left trun

    It's not just logic, it works - depending on circumstances obviously! I didn't say I would simply turn left in a "right hand" lane; I would only do so when I was sure it was safe to do so, and I can...
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    Pardon??

    At 2500rpm in fourth I'd be doing over 70mph!!

    Use fourth when the engine is comfortable and not labouring - with experience you'll find out what this is, or wreck your engine.
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    Renault

    If you are wondering why you've not had a reply, it's perhaps because it's not really a "car review", is it?

    Why not try posting in the appropriate forum - hint, the clue is in the title.;)
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    Sneaky?

    As opposed to hiding a speed trap in a horse-box in north Wales, for example?
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    Tyres

    First, if your tyres are currently only just over 2mm they will soon be below the limit. Leaving aside the possible problem of not having the appropriate tyre available in Europe, some tyres used to...
  21. Licence

    Thanks 98 - didn't think I would need to explain it - seems I should have done so (not should of!).
    "As far as I am aware, 'my' Driving Licence is the property of the State. The State's Driving...
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    Handbrakes

    Now then, you've hit on something! I cringe every time I hear that scrunch as someone rips the handbrake on - my instructor would have hit them over the knuckles! Press the button, pull up the lever...
  23. Idiot driving

    Quite. How would retesting remove idiots like that if the first test didn't. I have said it before, and I'll say it again, there are some people who are totally psychologically unsuited to being...
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    Roundabouts

    Where the Highway Code says "MUST NOT" it means that if you do, you break the law; this is quite different to the advisory "should not" which means it might be not a good idea (depending, of course,...
  25. Thread: Charges

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    Rac

    Indeed. The RAC (and the other lot) were originally set up for the benefit of motorists, now they are not a lot more than another branch of big business who regard motorists as cash cows and have no...
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