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  • Useless Trivia
    Was tidying some of my clutter, and found my First Edition Motor and Gas-Power Pocketbook. 1913 price 5/-. In 1913: Road tax (Excise Duty) was £2... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Drivingforfun: Do you mean the ones on the straight off the roundabout after the water tower south of Biggleswade, the Potton turnoff? I think these... see more
  • Grumpy old man post r.e. Cyclists
    Nothing wrong with a bit of grumpiness @Drivingforfun 😆 It's good to be honest. I can't stand people who pretend to be happy all the time. Do... see more
  • Should I claim?
    @Michaeldeezer. I suggested that if the repair was less costly, it may be worth dealing with it yourself. The sort of thing I have in mind is... see more
  • Should I claim?
    Thanks for your reply, I'm a bit confused where you say having it done at my own expense but then recommend put it through the insurance? Thanks once... see more
  • Should I claim?
    It's a £30k car, so they won't write it off for a £3k repair. You estimate the cost of the repair may well be wildly out. IME repairs are always a... see more
  • Should I claim?
    Asking for opinions/advise, please. I am suffering from whooping cough at the moment so I am not thinking clearly. The scenario: I bought a (new)... see more
  • RAC rewards
    I’ve been trying to join but keep seeing this error message “​​​​​​​Your name and/or postcode is not recognised. Please check your details and try... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    The regulations actually changed in 2012. The general rule is that motorists are supposed to be aware that they are in a 30 mph area because the... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    I've read (might have been here) that these signs aren't actually "legal" because there aren't repeater signs. /QUOTE] AFAIK there used to be a... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    To be a legal sign and for it to be enforceable it has to be a round sign with a red border and a white background such as shown here. If it is... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Not always the case, rules changed some time ago and many councils now also get to keep some of the revenue from speed enforcement cameras see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Interesting lesson there, thanks for the info We seem to have some temporary roadworks-style "40" signs on a road near where I live. It seems to... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    If that was the case they were sadly misinformed. Revenue from speeding fines and FPs goes to the Treasury. Speed awareness course fees are split... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Well firstly a quick history lesson regarding speed limits. Until about 12 years ago, if the council wanted to change a speed limit they would... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Not sure about HS2 but I often drive in the area where some new train line is supposed to be being laid - Oxford to Cambridge I suppose - and there... see more
  • Speed limits, traffic lights and HS2
    Since HS2 work started in my general area, there has been a marked increase in reduced speed limits. NSLs reduced to 20 and 30mph and a noticeable... see more
  • Using passing places
    Sorry, should have clarified. The last comment was meant to be sarcastic, in the sense that there are those who will sit for extended periods of... see more
  • Grumpy old man post r.e. Cyclists
    Agree 100%. I have many tales to tell of the ignorance of cyclists, and how they completely ignore traffic signs and lights. Unfortunately, as with... see more
  • Grumpy old man post r.e. Cyclists
    Just to clarify, I’m not upset by this and it’s a bit of a tongue in cheek post, but I do stand by the point I’ll make… ​​​​​​​When I’m in my car... see more
  • School Memories
    We had the old MiniMax conical fire extinguishers in our school and they could be opened up. Inside was a colourless liquid and a bag of a red... see more
  • Stupid chemistry question
    As Mark07 said, white phosphorus at 34C, add to that; Silane at 21C and Triethylborane at -20C (Triethylborane was used to start the engines on... see more
  • EV Footprint facts
    Rather naive. Does the fact that child labour is used to mine the platinum and palladium that goes into a catalytic convertor enter into your buying... see more
  • EV Footprint facts
    It will take decades before the last ICE car is off the road and in that time the politicians will have changed and so will the laws. But on the... see more
  • Theft
    If the package was on the porch perhaps burglary? "A person is guilty of burglary if— (a)he enters any building or part of a building as a... see more
  • Using passing places
    I do whatever's easiest providing it doesn't constitute a danger to myself or others. I have gone into passing places on the right to allow buses and... see more
  • Aurora
    @Rolebama Wow, what a fantastic experience! see more
  • Using passing places
    There's a single track with passing places not far from me. Save going into details, it is in constant use by artics, cars, tractors, vans etc. But... see more
  • Aurora
    I went skiing in Norway back in the 70s and saw it. Seemed to go on forever from the Baltic right up past Finland. The colours and movement were a... see more