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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 8th Mar 18, 12:20 PM
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    Technology improvements in vehicles, snow
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:20 PM
    Technology improvements in vehicles, snow 8th Mar 18 at 12:20 PM
    Having been stuck in the snow today(because of queues), I am wondering if technology can help people drive better.
    I believe my VW Crafter minibus has so tech that help in the snow, anti lock brakes and lane discipline. I think my good driving help me, not the tech.
    I read online about the lorry driver that was on his mobile whilst he was on auto pilot(not sure the exact phrase) and he crashed on the motorway.
    Most front wheel drive cars should be able to cope, but they dont. Is it just a few that are inexperienced, wrong tyres etc? Is driving in the snow in the driving test?

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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 8th Mar 18, 7:26 PM
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    How can you consider yourself to be a careful driver whilst knowingly taking a vehicle on the road with 2 "borderline bald" tyres?

    IMO, that doesn't make you careful, it makes you an idiot.
    Originally posted by Hermione Granger
    Depends on how he defines bald.

    If he means less than 1.6mm, how can you be an idiot by driving with 1.6mm of tread?
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 8th Mar 18, 7:56 PM
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    There is now, there wasnít when I passed my test.
    But back to you, were you tested in the snow?
    If you think it should be included in the test what happens in August?
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Rule 231Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. Avoid sudden actions as these could cause loss of control. You should
    • drive at a slow speed in as high a gear as possible; accelerate and brake very gently
    Well its in the Highway Code. I think drivers should do a theory test every 10 years. It could also include new rules that have been introduced.

    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 8th Mar 18, 8:04 PM
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    Well its in the Highway Code. I think drivers should do a theory test every 10 years. It could also include new rules that have been introduced.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Itís just advice and whatís the point of redoing a theory. Itís the practical part that causes problems.
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 8th Mar 18, 8:30 PM
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    Having been stuck in the snow today(because of queues), I am wondering if technology can help people drive better.
    I believe my VW Crafter minibus has so tech that help in the snow, anti lock brakes and lane discipline. I think my good driving help me, not the tech.
    I read online about the lorry driver that was on his mobile whilst he was on auto pilot(not sure the exact phrase) and he crashed on the motorway.
    Most front wheel drive cars should be able to cope, but they dont. Is it just a few that are inexperienced, wrong tyres etc? Is driving in the snow in the driving test?
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Sorry to put a driving god down but anti lock brakes are actually worse in the snow than cars without it......
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 8th Mar 18, 8:31 PM
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    Itís just advice and whatís the point of redoing a theory. Itís the practical part that causes problems.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    On 22 December 2014 a bin lorry collided with pedestrians in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, killing six and injuring fifteen others.

    The whole system needs to be under more scrutiny.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Glasgow_bin_lorry_crash

    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 8th Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    AndyMc.....
    On 22 December 2014 a bin lorry collided with pedestrians in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, killing six and injuring fifteen others.

    The whole system needs to be under more scrutiny.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Glasgow_bin_lorry_crash
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Exactly the practical application killed them.

    How would re doing a theory test have prevented those deaths? Part of the problem was the driver failing to disclose a medical condition.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 8th Mar 18, 8:38 PM
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    Are you just googling accidents that have nothing to do with your topic?

    The Bin Lorry incident, the driver had a medical condition. So what has any of your topic got to do with that incident?

    Go and troll somewhere else.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 8th Mar 18, 9:39 PM
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    Personally I would not be driving on tyres with less than 2 mill never mind borderline illegal during the winter months.
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