Really sympathise with you on that one. The Cup has a blind spot you could hide the QE2 in. Good post
I'm taking my CBT next week, hopefully my proper bike test next year after i get some experience with a 125.
Bit nervous about it, but a far greater part of me is excited, been a fan of bikes since my teens
The bike test changes this October, so it might be worth doing it before then if you want to do it.Good luck buddy.
I was planning on doing my DAS this year, a zero to hero week long course, but I got the Cup instead. When I invest in a family wagon then I'll do the bike thing to fulfil my speed craving.
Yeah I read up on the new test. Sounds pretty tough, but I'm gonna have to lump it.The bike test changes this October, so it might be worth doing it before then if you want to do it.
Personally I think it's dangerous to smoke when driving.Very true, and regarding 'traditional' litter I'm a real nazi about it. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't tolerate littering in my presence, and will not hesitate to make people pick things up to put in the bin.
However, there's not much I can really do otherwise when I'm holding a lit cigarette butt other than drop it out of the window. I know I have an ashtray, but I think it's incredibly dangerous to concentrate on ensuring a cigarette is properly out whilst driving.
To preempt the 'you shouldn't smoke in the car then' argument... I'm an addict and I need to smoke. However, the act of smoking is no more dangerous when driving than scratching your face, running your fingers through your hair, or eating an apple, and less so than fiddling with the stereo.
My belief is that the butts end up in the drains and gets collected along with all the other road debris such as leaves etc, and therefore isn't such a problem as the crisp packets, coke cans, McDonalds cartons and newspapers that litter our streets.
Anyway, I've got to give up soon as next year we plan to do the whole baby thing. Let me enjoy it whilst I can
It's dangerous to cross the road. It'd be interesting to see RTA figures where smoking was a contributory factor.Personally I think it's dangerous to smoke when driving.
This is trueAs an ex smoker, I can tell you that it's FAR more dangerous to drive without having a fag when you really want one :lol: :thumbs:
the way you are taught to drive a truck seems to be close to the advanced drivers thingy, awareness of the road and potential hazards are a big element of driving a truck, why isnt this taught to all car drivers?
I agree with SHare and think this answers your question!Too many these days just teach to pass, not teach to drive.
Ditto, good on yer.Kudos to you for stopping and apologising. Being a biker myself there is nothing more annoying than people cutting you up and then pretending you are not there when you do go past (blinker syndrome). Well done for owning up and bringing things like this to light! :thumbs:
Yeah, for some reason they don't teach engine braking anymore. I don't know why I always thought it was safest to do that. I go through the gears and slow right down planning to stop behind a stationary car with at least about 10 feet inbetween, then I can dawdle forward once there until we start moving again.i was taught to brake gradually and change down through the box, she was taught to brake at the last minute then put it into 1st when stationary