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Member Since 14 Oct 2009
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In Topic: Scottish Independence Poll

12 September 2014 - 02:26 PM

I see all  the supermarkets are scaring the bejezzuse out of the Scots!

 

Never mind my Celtic cousins, Aldi are nodoubt at this very moment in time formulating plans to open Aldi Extra stores thoughout  Scotland :D

 

But in truth, I reckon next Thursday will in no way reflect the outcome of your finest hour............  Bannockburn 


In Topic: Tailgaters! What Can Be Legally Used To Dissuade The Morons ? Discuss

12 September 2014 - 12:00 PM

 

i agree but in Ireland they are literally never around when there is an offence such as tailgating  going on,

 

And there in lies the problem Mark, 99.9999% [a guess] :D of the time the police are not there, nor could possibly be expected to be there. And so it goes on because of that very fact, million to one chance of getting pulled for tailgating [anyone notice I've up the percentage of probability] Yer I'll take them odds..............get a move on why don't you I've places to go w@nker

 

Basically a law that is in the most part, in real world circumstances  unable in prosecute the vast majority of transgressors, is worth less than the paper it was written on. On top of that, again in the real world most coppers would give it a low priority and deem it not worth the paperwork, due to pressure of work load / force priorities

 

Obviously, if such drivers  by their driving style go onto cause death or serious injury, then it will merit the paper work. But that is after the event policing, not a dig at the police just highlighting the reality of the real world.

 

Also not all tailgating takes place on a road where the person being tailgated has options to pull into another lane, like on the vast majority of the roads in the UK, moving over is not an option.


In Topic: Soundproofing In The Mk2.5.......

12 September 2014 - 12:28 AM

Soundproofing IMHO on the Mk2 /2.5 is crap, It's tyre noise that I hear. That said I still think it's a great car, and would not be put off from buying one............I'm on my third, Mk1..Mk2..Mk2.5

 

I dare say it might be better on the latest model the Mk3, but I never even tried one on for size, the 20% smaller boot capacity didn't fit my requirements.


In Topic: Dash Cam Dangerous Driving Clips, Should You Be Able To Up Load Evidence To T...

11 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Phil,

 

I guess to do trials you need to have defined knowns such as how many cameras out there, recording for how long and the like. Overwise a very low number vids sent could be inconclusive, in that the numbers of motorists being active supporters of the project  could not be defined.

 

I was just mussing the idea of uploading the evidence of traffic regulation offences, potentially endangering life.

 

But I reckon with the onward march of technology, and considering the billions of pound lost to the economy, and the 23,000 or so lives lost or seriously degraded. And the near 200,000 other injuries sustained every year, after year, after year. Eventually something will be done about it I'm sure.

 

I was watching that new program on Motorway Workers this week, there was a guy in an HGV watching a "series" as he put it, not a film, on his laptop whilst driving. Now I suspect he would get a hundred quid or so fine, yet his actions could have cost countless lives in a pileup and millions of pounds  worth of damage and cost to the economy in motorway closure costs.

 

A law that stated the vehicle would be inpounded and not released until a hefty fine was paid by the company owners. I bet the incidences of HVG drivers watching films on lap tops would drop considerably. 

 

I watched another program "How good a driver are you" or such like, the other week. Put these women in a simulator, texting while driving. One woman seeing the results said thats it, the phone is off when she is in the car. The other one said " she would keep the text messages "SHORT"  

 

Until peoples mindset is altered, and there is no better way to do that, than taking licenses of offenders, or very heavy fines, this carnage on our roads will continue.


In Topic: Focus Zetec S Mpg?

11 September 2014 - 05:34 PM

 

!Removed! Hell!!!!!  How can you achieve such MPG?????  Mine is as low as 29.8 now.

 

Another off topic question.  What is your RPM when you're doing 70 MPH?  Mine is as high as 3000-3200.

 

Your on the same engine as mine [by the way I'm using Supermarket petrol as well]

 

Artscot79 has the better engine of the two engines on offer in the Mk2 / 2.5

 

Now I did try premium petrol [Sansbury's] once, and it did give a bit better MPG. But once I ran it through my petrol spreadsheet :rolleyes: though the MPG was better the Cost per MPG ratio was higher. 

 

Now I put that down to the bog standared Supermarket fuel being keenly priced, compertition and all that, plus for most motorists it's price point that attracts them to Supermarket forecourts. The marketing guys would work on the theory that those willing to put super premium in their tanks where less price sensitive.

 

I say that because I made my living out of selling goods and services, and price is the primary driver in most lines of business. That said due to the mystical art of television advertising, Brand is the best "Money Mine" out there, subscribers to Branding are willing to spend a life time in debt to the bankers, to be seen driving, wearing, or using the Brand. :ph34r:

 

Back on topic, I can only think the differences in MPG are down to one or maybe two of the following, your driving style and or your pattern of driving, such as driving in a fair chunk of congested town and urban traffic, stop start low gear driving and the like.

 

RPM at 70,  I'll let you know when I come back off my holidays :D