Firth thinks services 2.2 miles long?
Firth said "Now you're using the wrong datum. The distance given on the sign is not the distance to the start of the off slip." The start of the off slip is 17.4 miles from the sign saying "Services 19m" Is the centre of the services 1.1 miles from the start of the slip then? ... 26 May 2010 04:51
Another dangerous driver escapes serious punishment.
This one beggars belief! "Driver jailed for injuring officers in Bedfordshire A banned driver has been jailed for injuring two police officers in Bedfordshire while trying to escape in a car he knew was stolen. At Luton Crown Court, Ben Moisey, 24, got 16 months and was banned again from driving for two year... 28 May 2010 10:28
Backlash over Renaults new car name
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10135873.stm Well there no chance of the words "Zoe goes like the clappers" being used:-) Adam ... 24 May 2010 04:46
we were talking of those light up :-) or :-( face signs. They just installed one in my road (30)............ next to a speed bump. I can make 25 over it if I gamble my exhaust system. I blame this "Nu" Com Dem government. -- Mike. .. . Gone beyond the ultimate driving machine. ... 21 May 2010 09:32
Sat Nav Jammers at Air Bases
Does anyone know if the forces use Sat Nav "jammers" around air bases and sensitive places? I was down in Burghfield yesterday. Location here http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=reading&sll=49.560852,1.746826&sspn=2.433568,4.938354&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Reading,+Berkshire,+United+Kingdom&l... 22 May 2010 05:11
The fragility of car computers revealed.
Is it any wonder that so many cars crash because of faults and put cyclists and pedestrian lives at risk? Isn't it time to go back to mechanical control, which sensibly is still used on bicycles? "The computer systems used to control modern cars are very vulnerable to attack, say experts. An investigation by s... 29 May 2010 09:13
Why are there so many haters here?
Why are there so many car haters in this uk.rec.driving group. Don't they have a 'green' group of their own to go to? We drivers don't have an anti-green chip on our shoulders. We don't hunt down their groups and spam them with pro-society, pro-improvement, anti-green, anti-protest, propaganda. Or at least I do... 22 May 2010 07:19
Coalition government: Transport Secretary Philip Hammond endsLabour's 'war on motorists'
mileburner wrote: [ ... ] Those educated will often look at their travel choices and make to most sensible option. Do you also post as "Toomy"? ... 25 May 2010 10:15
it seemed like a good idea at the time
It seems that in order to make so called "green" equipment, like electric bikes and cars, it's necessary to use ever more of the planet's dwindling resources which themselves rapidly diminishing. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8689547.stm So with petroleum running out and the materials needed to create m... 21 May 2010 05:10
Coalition government: Transport Secretary Philip Hammond ends Labour's 'war on motorists'
In article <f6330e95-57eb-4a3b-a0bd-725c3101042d(a)e21g2000vbl.googlegroups.com>, Derek C <del.copeland(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote: The answer to Labour's hatred of motorists is quite simple. Railways, buses and other form of public transport are highly unionised and the trade unions are their major source of inc... 22 May 2010 17:09