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  1. The fact that 'negotiating complicated junctions...

    The fact that 'negotiating complicated junctions can be difficult for even the most experienced driver' is surely an admission that they haven't got it right. Very few roundabouts are true spirals...
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    I don't have a very high opinion of the BBC's...

    I don't have a very high opinion of the BBC's programme quality, Hometune, but then again, the other channels aren't any better. The fact that the BBC managed to slip the C-word into Wolf Hall...
  3. smudger, it seems that there is a hard core of...

    smudger, it seems that there is a hard core of drivers who will violate various motoring laws, and current fines/points on licence (mobile phone use, for instance) hasn't prevented the illegal...
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    Sorry, Hometune, can't agree with you there. ...

    Sorry, Hometune, can't agree with you there. Clarkson is a verbal bully and he progressed from that into physical violence. Too many people of celebrity status have hit the headlines in recent...
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    Whilst SOME content of Top Gear could be...

    Whilst SOME content of Top Gear could be described as "interesting", the programme was in many ways inane and irrelevant to motoring in general. Jeremy Clarkson's problem is that he allowed his ego...
  6. bettyboo87 - if you neighbour's car has been...

    bettyboo87 - if you neighbour's car has been scraped, even lightly, there would be an exchange of paint finish between the two cars. So any 'inspector' should be looking for two things; (a) a...
  7. using Google maps to establish which lanes you...

    using Google maps to establish which lanes you need for circumnavigating an unfamiliar roundabout is a good start - I frequently do just that. There is still the problem of other drivers not...
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    I had a Hornby 0 gauge electric train set - the...

    I had a Hornby 0 gauge electric train set - the mains transformer was a huge box with large copper studs, and a control lever which was moved across the studs to increase or lower the speed. There...
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    Jeez, smudger, I didn't know they made a 21" TV...

    Jeez, smudger, I didn't know they made a 21" TV then. My dad's TV had a 12" screen but a lot of people had ones with only 9" screens.
    Remember all the BRITISH makes of the time? ...
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    ITV's first full day of broadcasting was on 23...

    ITV's first full day of broadcasting was on 23 September 1955. We then had two channels - BBC and ITV. My dad bought his first TV around the end of 1952. It was a Pye with just 2 controls at the...
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    From what I can make out of the legal position is...

    From what I can make out of the legal position is this:
    1. If you are the registered keeper and your address details are up to date with the DVLA. Then, if the issuing date was more than 14 days...
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    Santa, when the last V/M mailshot splurge came...

    Santa, when the last V/M mailshot splurge came through my letterbox, informing me of a soon-to-be price increase, AND highlighting all the improvements I would be getting, I contacted them and...
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    I was wondering what Virgin Trains has to do with...

    I was wondering what Virgin Trains has to do with anything - your drift is sometimes hard to follow, Dennis.
    Santa, I have been a customer of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile for quite a few years. ...
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    I never leave my engine idling unnecessarily - no...

    I never leave my engine idling unnecessarily - no point, it only wastes fuel and is bad for the environment. The fairness of traffic marshals telling a driver to switch off or pay a 20 fine will...
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    True, that is why, when I am towing, I stay in...

    True, that is why, when I am towing, I stay in the nearside lane and only overtake if really necessary. I also set my cruise control according to my satnav indicated speed at about 56mph. I am then...
  16. Thread: M25 Speeding

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    My logic tells me that the changes to these...

    My logic tells me that the changes to these variable speed limit signs should calibrated with the speed cameras in such a way that, from a point where a driver can last be expected to observe and...
  17. Thread: M25 Speeding

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    I can follow the logic of your reasoning, Santa...

    I can follow the logic of your reasoning, Santa although, being a bit of a cynic, I cannot automatically accept that the "experts" always get it right. Your last sentence, "It is also possible that...
  18. Thread: M25 Speeding

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    "The cameras are on the gantries so that won't...

    "The cameras are on the gantries so that won't happen".
    Santa, I don't see the relevance of this. If I remember correctly, the cameras point towards that part of the road which is AFTER the gantry...
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    Gantry signs don't sound very helpful, Steve100,...

    Gantry signs don't sound very helpful, Steve100, but I think the safest approach would have been to stay at the 50mph limit until another speed sign said different. On that basis, I don't know how...
  20. I put these tyre/brakes/exhausts/steering...

    I put these tyre/brakes/exhausts/steering geometry "specialist centres" in the same category as the uPVC double glazing industry. Most of their operatives are nomadic and wander from company to...
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    The standard is not as high as it used to be, but...

    The standard is not as high as it used to be, but sometimes it is difficult to debate what really amounts to driving outside the limits of the law. I would agree that road signage could be a lot...
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    When considering purchase of a house, over the...

    When considering purchase of a house, over the years we have learned from the observations of ourselves and others to avoid:
    Close proximity to pub/schools/parades of shops/open grass areas/public...
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    ".....but away from this village as I've never...

    ".....but away from this village as I've never liked it here".
    I can relate to that, smudger. We have been in our home now for a little over 30 years. Purchase was a bit rushed as the owners of...
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    Our Company manufactured anti-vibration mountings...

    Our Company manufactured anti-vibration mountings for the automotive industry - until all that side of the business went to Spain. Fords introduced a "Just in time" procedure where products were...
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    You have to challenge everything. late last year...

    You have to challenge everything. late last year my renewal premium arrived - no change of circumstances but an increase of over 39. When I rang them and said it seemed a bit steep, an immediate...
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