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#1 Thursday 30th January 2014 16:36:46

Lady-Hynarc
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Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

Apparently this is going to be added as a new manoeuvre.

Looks quite simple but I have a few concerns...

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Thursday 30th January 2014 16:36:46

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#2 Thursday 30th January 2014 16:58:07

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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

Hi
I have one or two who could manage that without trouble!!!! lol
Peter


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#3 Thursday 30th January 2014 17:02:41

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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

Oh yes the new ID part of the test, Independent Demolition.

Have to wonder how accidents like that can even happen.


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#4 Thursday 30th January 2014 19:01:24

martin Williams
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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

I have seen a few accidents like this they are always automatic cars.

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#5 Thursday 30th January 2014 19:34:31

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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

I've seen a few caused by excessive speed and then the driver looses control, skids and collides with a house. Not all house collisions involve automatic cars. There was a case of a lorry colliding with a house about 4 years ago in Longham, Dorset.


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#6 Thursday 30th January 2014 19:56:09

martin Williams
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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

AUTAX wrote:

I've seen a few caused by excessive speed and then the driver looses control, skids and collides with a house. Not all house collisions involve automatic cars. There was a case of a lorry colliding with a house about 4 years ago in Longham, Dorset.

I was commenting on the fact that they were revering at the time.

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#7 Thursday 30th January 2014 21:25:47

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I know, I was just defending the Automatic car. The poor thing doesn't know any different. sad

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#8 Thursday 30th January 2014 22:29:20

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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

I think I posted recently about a SUV driving forward into a shop down here - most of this type of crash is in automatics.
Automatics are more dangerous than manuals because they are much easier to take off in (especially if gas instead of brake is stomped on!) and they are generally harder to stop.

I make sure the student's family are aware of this before they take them out for practice drives, and I advise them to hold off until I have got the student to reliably handle the car safely especially in driveways & carparks.
I also make them aware of the engine usually idling faster than normal when first started.


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#9 Thursday 30th January 2014 22:41:30

Lewinpeter1
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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

Hi
A few years ago when my daughter 1st moved to Edinburgh,she was given my uncles fiesta auto.
Stationary in heavy traffic she put it into park/neutral,as the traffic started to move she selected    '    reverse     ';whoops'   and lifted off the brake.
She was lucky and stopped in time. yikes
Unfamiliar car,used to a manual.
Peter


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#10 Friday 31st January 2014 08:18:11

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Re: Rumours of a new manoeuvre?

Had this happen on a test Monday morning.
Candidate had got round with a handful of df's and when driving forward into the space at the end hit the wrong pedal and would have wiped out a fence had it not been for the DE.
Lesson learned by them, but only a 62 quid mistake, not the side of a house!

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