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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby -JC- » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:54 am

Arya2.0S wrote:
-JC- wrote:On the subject of Oz, anyone here watch Mighty Car mods on youtube? Great little series IMO



YES! I love that channel! Those two are a joy to watch, and their accents are funny to listen to as well. I was thinking of getting one of their stickers for my car.

Check out "Regular Car Reviews" too if you haven't already. His reviews can be absolutely hilarious if you are into that sort of humour and can get the jokes.
Check out his review for the Fox Body Mustang and the Mazda MX-5 (or if you're an American: "Miata") and go from there. ;)


Will do! I love the sense of humour especially :)
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Another interesting snippet of info about driving in NZ.
As here, it's against the law to use a mobile while driving. However, there is an exemption if you are phoning the Police to report another driver. The Police encourage the public to report bad drivers, by the way.
http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/drivin ... bad-driver
I wonder if something similar would have a positive effect in this country?

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:However, there is an exemption if you are phoning the Police to report another driverI wonder if something similar would have a positive effect in this country?


Hi Andrew. That's very interesting fella but can't see the British Police allowing the use of mobile phones even if its to report other users. Kinda defeats the object a bit. It could spiral out of control. Imagine someone uses their mobile to report someone then someone sees them on their phone and uses their phone to report the person who is reporting the person on their phone....then someone sees the person using their phone to report the person who is reporting the person on their phone so reports them....and so on....could get very messy :lol:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:14 pm

So are you saying that if somebody was driving when on there phone reporting that somebody was driving and on there phone that the car behind could phone and say that the two cars in front are on there phones ?

What if the first guy is reporting that the 2nd guy is on the phone ?


Also I can do a small confession on here , then I will fill better and perhaps you guys will go easy on me .

But I posted in January that I had forgot to plug my trickle charger in well I went to start the car today and guess what ?

Yes it went one turn and I thought , “ pants I did not plug the charger in “

It’s on now on charge and hope it will start and drive on Tuesday to do my whistable run with my dad . :cheers:

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:25 am

Jasonmarie wrote:So are you saying that if somebody was driving when on there phone reporting that somebody was driving and on there phone that the car behind could phone and say that the two cars in front are on there phones ?

What if the first guy is reporting that the 2nd guy is on the phone ?


Also I can do a small confession on here , then I will fill better and perhaps you guys will go easy on me .

But I posted in January that I had forgot to plug my trickle charger in well I went to start the car today and guess what ?

Yes it went one turn and I thought , “ pants I did not plug the charger in “
It’s on now on charge and hope it will start and drive on Tuesday to do my whistable run with my dad . :cheers:

Re Mobile Phone; If you need to use one when out, stop somewhere safe and remove key from ignition.

Re Battery; Just disconnect the negative battery lead in future :cheers: Clocks and Immobilizer lights will drain them in no time.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:53 am

It did cross my mind that if you were using your mobile to call the police, and were reported, you'd have a heck of a job trying to prove you were using it legitimately. The system must work well in NZ, but perhaps they have a better standard of driving and incidents of report-worthy bad driving are few and far between. If I had to report bad driving that I'd witnessed in this country, I would be on the phone constantly!

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:17 am

How about this :doh: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... nd-1480302

In my experience, women (especially blonde) driving a Fiat 500 or 4x4 should never be on the road wearing sunglasses :roll:
On a 'B' road they have no idea where the centre of the road is, and hate getting in close to a hedge to enable oncoming cars to get through.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:51 am

andyd wrote:In my experience, women (especially blonde) driving a Fiat 500 or 4x4 should never be on the road wearing sunglasses :roll:
On a 'B' road they have no idea where the centre of the road is, and hate getting in close to a hedge to enable oncoming cars to get through.

Obviously speaking from experience there, Andy!
On the subject of sunglasses, that is a bit of a non-story. Are the police really going to check at the roadside how much light is being filtered by them?

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:In my experience, women (especially blonde) driving a Fiat 500 or 4x4 should never be on the road wearing sunglasses :roll:
On a 'B' road they have no idea where the centre of the road is, and hate getting in close to a hedge to enable oncoming cars to get through.

Obviously speaking from experience there, Andy!
On the subject of sunglasses, that is a bit of a non-story. Are the police really going to check at the roadside how much light is being filtered by them?

Andrew.

Unfortunately yes Andrew.....We live on a B road.

Yes I'm sure the police have time to check that :headscratch:

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:10 pm

andyd wrote:Yes I'm sure the police have time to check that :headscratch:

Not unless the person is getting pulled over for something else anyway (black and silver registration plates? :) ), and then they might check the sunglasses. Some Police do carry the light meter things for testing tinted glass.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Postby timfromull » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:38 pm

:headscratch: how does Mad Max manage to get away with his mods?.......


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