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  • 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
  • What made me happy today
    I was there for work, collecting an Elise and delivering it to Scotland. Because I had to wait, I was offered a go around their track in an Elise.... see more
  • Humour
    Illuminated tyres. I don't know what colour they were, but I imagined them as being the green that watch hands etc are, and contemplating reactions... see more
  • Jordans Garage Godalming
    A few weeks ago, I called out the RAC to my home as my car would not start. The patrolman quickly diagnosed the problem as a worn out starter motor... see more
  • Using passing places
    The Rule (155) says: "If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or... see more
  • EV Footprint facts
    It's important to think about the environmental and ethical issues of making EV batteries, especially with mining and labor practices. These factors... see more
  • Humour
    @Rolebama I am having trouble working out what's going on in the Goodyear picture? see more
  • Using passing places
    As a retired driver of long lorries, frequently on narrow roads, I will say that the main thing in these circumstances is to do something positive.... see more
  • Using passing places
    Thanks, good to know someone else shares a similar pragmatism I did remember hearing something though, not so much a rule or official guidance but... 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