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    Switch them off

    In the past you would get a friendly word in your ear from a passing bobby if you stopped (not in traffic) but remained in your car ("parked") and left your headlights on. Nowadays it is very common...
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    Supermarket car parks or anywhere that the public...

    Supermarket car parks or anywhere that the public have access with their vehicles are treated as public highways and not private land
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    Yes, Smudger, I have the leaflet as well. It...

    Yes, Smudger, I have the leaflet as well. It only explains the new ones - what happened to the categories that dropped off over the years. Is a driving licence still required for a locomotive for...
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    New Driving Licence Categories

    I have just renewed my driving licence (I'm over 70) and find that the categories of vehicles have changed again and I had to go on the "Gov" website to see what I am allowed to drive now. I passed...
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    Why do so many organisations / companies ignore...

    Why do so many organisations / companies ignore the basic marketing strategem that it is easier and cheaper to retain an existing customer than it is to get a new one ??
  6. Thread: Song Game.

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    Baby love...............................The...

    Baby love...............................The Supremes
  7. Snowball, the points that you make are very good...

    Snowball, the points that you make are very good and deserve a reply from someone in authority at the DVLA. Doubt if you will get an answer even if you asked directly. What puzzles me also is WHO...
  8. Thread: Song Game.

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    Blue Moon.....Marcels

    Blue Moon.....Marcels
  9. Thread: Song Game.

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    Leader of the pack.... Shangrilas

    Leader of the pack.... Shangrilas
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    How do other drivers annoy you ?

    Besides being tail-gated or seeing drivers insisting on hogging the centre lane on a 3-lane road (turns it back to a 2 lane road), the thing that really gets to me are drivers who park with their...
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    Leaving bus lanes aside. Signs are useless if...

    Leaving bus lanes aside. Signs are useless if obscured by vegetation or too many to read at any one time. Sometimes it is the lack of signs that can be a problem when trying to find a road by...
  12. Thread: Song Game.

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    Needles and Pins.......The Searchers

    Needles and Pins.......The Searchers
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    The Twist.................Chubby Checker

    The Twist.................Chubby Checker
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    :rolleyes: Whoops ! Finger poking problem -...

    :rolleyes: Whoops ! Finger poking problem - should read 1.6 not 1.8. Bought pre registered with 15 miles on the clock from a main dealer. The warranty stays with the car until it expires and not...
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    Hyundai i30 1.8 Diesel

    Had it for a year now. Great to drive, ride a bit firm, good performance and good mpg. Well built with no rattles and a pleasure to drive. 5 year warranty helps peace of mind. First year's...
  16. We have a bus stop which occupies a bay in the...

    We have a bus stop which occupies a bay in the road next to a zebra crossing. The bay is within the zig-zag lines of the crossing with the lines running down the outside of the bay. Misses the point...
  17. Something intrigues me regarding the positioning...

    Something intrigues me regarding the positioning of tyres on a car. Some of the replies advocate having the newer tyres on the rear. I understood, from some years ago, that it was best to have the...
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    Advice from Hometune was good , also the bit...

    Advice from Hometune was good , also the bit about avoiding French cars. However I would recommend diesel over petrol for economy of use. They are not noisy to drive and a lot of them have a turbo...
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    Thanks Wagolynn. :)

    Thanks Wagolynn. :)
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    Switching off diesel engines

    With petrol engines, turning off the ignition switch presumably cuts electricity off from the spark plugs and so the engine stops ? If this is so what happens when the ignition switch is turned off...
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    Years ago I was a programmer in a computer dept...

    Years ago I was a programmer in a computer dept and had to put my name on all programs that I wrote. There was another guy with the same name so to avoid confusion I used a mixture of first and last...
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    I may be a bit late to answer you but I was doing...

    I may be a bit late to answer you but I was doing 40k miles plus a year mainly on motorways. I found that the ideal car was a second hand Hyundai Sonata - I had 2 of them. One did 180k miles with...
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    Bad English is everywhere from road signs to news...

    Bad English is everywhere from road signs to news readers. Examples "Road liable to flooding". If it floods can you sue it as it is liable ? Should be "likely to flood". Newscaster commenting on...
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    That's where he went !

    That's where he went !
  25. Thread: Tyre covers

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    Tyre covers

    Walking through Asda today I noticed that they were selling tyre covers for use on snow and ice. These are to be used on the driving wheels and fit over the tyres in a similar way that ironing board...
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