From: Bod on 19 Nov 2009 12:44
Harry Bloomfield wrote:
> After serious thinking loopy livernose wrote :
>> Most modern cars you couldn't see the driver doing them.. through the
>> tiny rear windows..
>> if your indicators fail, you should have a spare bulb/fuses?
> Why would a following driver be looking through his tiny rear windows?
From: NM on 19 Nov 2009 12:47
On 19 Nov, 10:41, Adrian <toomany2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Tony Dragon <tony.dra...(a)btinternet.com> gurgled happily, sounding much
> like they were saying:
> >>> When I passed my test (44 yrs ago), the examiner said, "assume your
> >>> indicators have failed, so for the next ten minutes you must use only
> >>> hand signals". I'm surprised that the modern test doesn't use the same
> >>> procedure.
> >> Indicators don't "just fail".
> > So you always know when a bulb is going to fail & change it beforehand?
> Bulbs are so hard to buy, or keep spares handy, aren't they?
Yes. If you are driving an HGV and are pulled for a headlight out you
are required to call a breakdown outfit to change the bulb, if you
choose to do it yourself you will be issued with a ticket which
requires you to take the vehicle directly to a recognised approved
facillity where you will be charged for your handiwork to be
inspected, charge for this about 150 quid.
From: NM on 19 Nov 2009 12:53
On 19 Nov, 15:38, "loopy livernose"
> "Bod" <bodro...(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> >I can't remember the last time I saw a driver use an arm signal.
> > I use them occasionally.
> > Is it a forgotten art or do drivers not bother anymore?
> > Bod
> Most modern cars you couldn't see the driver doing them.. through the tiny
> rear windows..
> if your indicators fail, you should have a spare bulb/fuses?
Travel in the land of the frog, or other european places without your
replcement bulb kit, you could be in for a frog march to the ATM
From: Silk on 19 Nov 2009 13:47
On 19/11/2009 09:43, Bod wrote:
> I can't remember the last time I saw a driver use an arm signal.
> I use them occasionally.
> Is it a forgotten art or do drivers not bother anymore?
It's illegal as it discriminates against drivers with no arms.
From: Kiteflyer on 19 Nov 2009 13:49
On 19 Nov, 17:28, Bod <bodro...(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> Nick Finnigan wrote:
> > Bod wrote:
> >> I can't remember the last time I saw a driver use an arm signal.
> >> I use them occasionally.
> > Do you drive around with your window open just in case?
> >> Is it a forgotten art or do drivers not bother anymore?
> > Half of them don't care about signalling anyway proving that you don't
> > actually need to. It is extremely rare circumstances in which there
> > would be any benefit - certainly you could do 100 miles on a motorway
> > without needing an indicator.
> Especially if you stay in lane 1 at 56mph.
Dad, is that you?