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#136 TDCiST

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Very True...

I was lucky to have the A1 (the non motorway bit) near home, so i was taken on that on one or two of my lessons, as good as a motorway... so got me a bit of experience.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

The speed limit is the maximum the law will allow, it doesn't mean that it is safe to always drive at that speed. An intelligent driver will always drive at a speed they feel is safe for the road conditions and not always at the maximum speed limit on that road.

I would agree that the speed limits are about right at the moment, but an extra limit of 25, 35 and 45 could be introduced on some roads thus avoiding the big jump from 60 down to 30 in some areas.


I usually drive at 60 on the motorways, or follow wagons at just under for extra fuel economy. Hello 70mpg.


Very True...

I was lucky to have the A1 (the non motorway bit) near home, so i was taken on that on one or two of my lessons, as good as a motorway... so got me a bit of experience.


I had my dad take me out a few times when I passed, 1 week later I was having to run him to work and back for 4 months so got plenty of experience :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

The reason that motorway driving is not included in the standard driving test is because there are areas of the country that do not have access to motorways without driving a fair distance. (think of Lands End, 110 miles as the crow flies to get to the M5 at Exeter, one hell of a lesson and a very lengthy test indeed)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

The reason that motorway driving is not included in the standard driving test is because there are areas of the country that do not have access to motorways without driving a fair distance. (think of Lands End, 110 miles as the crow flies to get to the M5 at Exeter, one hell of a lesson and a very lengthy test indeed)


People shouldn't live in such silly places then!

Alternatively, 2 tests? 1 for normal roads, 1 for motorway use.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Alternatively, 2 tests? 1 for normal roads, 1 for motorway use.


Nice idea, however how do you legislate whether someone is qualified to drive on a Motorway or just A/urban roads?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Same way as a learner I'd say, L plates or something similar.

I know you could say they could just not have them on and drive about as they please, but same applies for normal learners anyway.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I lose count of how many drivers i come across claiming their L plates must have 'blown off'.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Best one I saw, 3rd lane of a motorway, on their own with L plates doing 60, swing across to the left hand lane across the front of 1 car and in to the side of the other. They were looking around wondering what was going on, when they were then approached pretended to be unconscious...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Usual one is when you pull a car over and get to the door only to find one occupant sat in the passenger seat.
Usual line- "it was my mate driving"
Who? the invisible man? :D

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

Bill the imaginary friend has had a license for 14 years, 0 points and is a very curtious driver :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Didn't get to see his licence though. ;)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Well naturally imaginary bill has an imaginary license issued by the imaginary driving standards agency :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

We put a warrant out for his arrest but nobody can find him :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Throw some imaginary chocolate into an imaginary trap, and job done!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Wave a giro filled out in invisible ink ;)

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