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post #11 of 55 Old 06-19-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I've set my sat nav to beep when my speed gets to 5Mph over the limit, it usually aleerts me when going downhill and its a match to the actual speed I am doing.

But my argument is, we have laws that set speed limits and it seems No-One follows them, they are the law so people should be dealt with accordingly by the police.
How would you feel if someone was doing 5mph over the limit past your house and knocked over you or one of your family, you'd be pi**ed to sy the least.
I know its an old one but it really narks me.

Lets just do away with laws and become an anarchic state.

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If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

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Pretty sure all manufacturers rate their speedo's a little high for the sake of safety, someone did tell me exactly why and by how much, but I've slept since then.

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If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?
LOL... I bet this is going to get a good reply...
I'm 42, passed last year (first time and with only 1 mistake).

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What was the mistake? I do so hope the instructor asked you to slow down[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img].Edited by: romseyraver

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What was the mistake? I do so hope the instructor asked you to slow down[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img].
PMSL I was keeping to the speed limit. I'm not 100% sure what the mistake was, it was marked on controls, I think it was somewhere in thw one of many moving off procedures I had to do.

How did you do in your test?

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Blimey, that was over 40 years ago now, so I can't remember much about it. I took the test in my Dad's car and spent most of the time stationary in traffic during the rush-hour, so lots of stop-starts. I remember that it didn't take long, just down the road and back, more or less. Sounds like driving tests have become a bit more complicated over the years.

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Yep, they sure have. while I was having my lessons they increased the questions from 35 to 50 (I only got 1 wrong), both included hazard perception where you had to sit in front of a PC and watch for developing hazards and click the mouse when you thought they were happening. I guess they never had this back then. It took me 16 months from learning to passing my test. I could have learned for free when I was 20 when I was in the TA's, I did'nt fancy driving to Wales and back every w/e tho.Looking back now, I wish I did it.



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50 questions[img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]!! The only question I was asked was 'can you read that number plate'? I think it highly unlikely that I would have passed nowadays, so well done to you. As for 16 months of preparation ... I think I had no more than 6 lessons before taking my test.
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Oh yes, you still have to read the numberplate, theres the 'show n tell' too - where you're asked some questions about the car like ' Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level'

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