Driving Standards

Discussion in 'transport' started by hash tag, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I have to drive a van with a big blind spot directly behind and no reverse alarm. If I'm reversing I check the wing mirrors and over the shoulder then stick it in reverse and rev the engine loud a couple of times with the clutch down, as an audible warning I'm about to move. Then take a couple of seconds to check again and complete the reverse really really slowly, eyes on the wing mirrors every moment. So far, so good :hmm:
  2. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    As I van driver, I was just going to post exactly that. :thumbs:
  3. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Now that cameras on vehicles with live video feed to the driver have become both commonplace and perfectly affordable, why has no country made any moves to make them compulsory on vans and trucks? It seems criminal not to...
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  4. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    For filming the driver to ensure they are not using a phone etc. while driving or the road ahead to check lane positioning etc.
    tachographs already keep track of speed and many Lorry's are restricted anyway.
  5. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Won't someone think of the cost to UK business......

    Because of the slow moving car crash that is Brexit and the government's stated aim that it mustn't cost business money there is zero chance of them doing anything which might be seen as lumbering business before this is all resolved. They're quite simply paralysed.
  6. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Rear facing cameras with a live video screen to the driver, so lorry and van drivers can see what's behind them when they're reversing. Ditto blind spots on either side of the vehicle.
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  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I get that, but have you ever looked at an artic? If you look carefully, the invariably have a different number plate on the tractor from the trailer because they are so interchangeable and I guess the technology could be different.
    For solid lorry's a great idea though.
  8. dervish

    dervish if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble

    Surely that's illegal? How can you have a different number on the back from the front?
  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    90%+ of foreign registered trucks have a different plate on the tractor when compared to the tralier. It is a high percentage for British registered ones.
    If you are unlucky enough to get in a scrape with one, always get the number from the cab, never the trailer.
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  10. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Driving up the M1 this evening, I saw a Dutch transit style van towing a trailer. It had 2 different registrations.
  11. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I suppose this might as well go here. Driver avoids ban for drink driving because the quarter of a mile long driveway of their mansion is too long for them to walk. :facepalm:

    Drink-driver's 'long driveway' court plea
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  12. blairsh

    blairsh Kip

    Can you not get blindspot mirrors? Sure you can get a cheap stick on effort for your van :)
  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    :confused: She was banned for two years.
  14. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Doh! I blame my poor reading comprehension on sleep-deprivation. She did get let off the community service because she's never done a day's work in her life (I just read this as getting off the driving ban too). Not sure some people I've known over the years in the same position would get away with that argument.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
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  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    I probably would :thumbs:
  16. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Odd thing is she can still legally drive up her driveway as it is private land.
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  18. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  20. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    That's more about pisspoor 'human standards' than 'driving standards'.
  21. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    As a daily user of Albert Bridge in Chelsea, i’m getting increasingly pissed off with the countless twerps who get stuck between the width restriction posts at each end, or who take absurd amounts of time to negotiate them.

    If you’re not confident enough to drive through them without taking ten seconds, fuck off to the next bridge, which is all of a third of a mile away.

    It can take 10+ minutes of queues to get to cross the bridge thanks to these clowns; not to mention drivers of vans and trucks who fail to see the numerous width restriction signs and get their vehicle wedged in, rendering the bridge unusable for the next few hours.
  22. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    This thread seems to have moved on from interesting parking - so I give you this, seen today outside Ruislip Aldi:
    2 bays for the disabled straddled whilst parked up having a fag. but what is even worse than that and the personalised plate is the fact that the Range Rover is in white
    2018-03-04 13.35.38.jpg
  23. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

  24. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

  25. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I've just had a bit of a close shave thanks to a pair of racing scumbags. I was on my scooter on Streatham Hill near the Brixton Hill End, where each direction is two lanes plus a bus lane, so as wide as you could expect for an urban street. I was doing just under 30 on the 'slow' lane when I heard the unmistakable sound of a very fast-approaching car. A couple of seconds later an Audi and a BMW passed me no futher than a metre away doing at least 60 mph. At least.

    It's good job I was going true and straight, or I would have been rammed into the stratosphere and torn into chunks. As it was I was left shaken and furious. Pair of fucking cunts.
  26. jusali

    jusali Happy daze.....

    Audi and BMW huh? :rolleyes:
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  28. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Idiot drivers exposed :hmm:

  29. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    That's extraordinary. Its an auto I guess but how can someone with that little understanding of driving have a licence? I expected some doddery 90 year old to be behind the wheel but it doesn't look like it.
  30. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I strongly doubt that driver has a licence.
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