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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:36 am 
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Catmint wrote:
In the mini I always drive on dipped beam as it make you look bigger and going faster than what you actually are

Very tempted to get one of these cameras fitted in the landy and something portable for the classics

Now bright LED DRL's (daytime running lamps) are in use on all new cars, I think older cars without any lights on are becoming invisible to many modern drivers, and/or perceived as a slow 'old banger' which will hold them up. Also one of the reasons motorcyclists did not want everyone to have daytime a motorbike with headlight on in daytime no longer stands out in a line of cars with their DRL's on. (Since 2011, DLRs are mandatory for all new cars and small delivery vans in the EU. Trucks and buses followed in 2012). I now switch on my sidelights or dipped headlights when driving an older or classic car in the daytime to be more visible in modern traffic.

As you say an incar camera to record 'incidents' is also becoming a good idea and will no doubt become a standard fitment eventually on all new cars. Certainly in the London area the large number of foreign drivers with a background of different driving cultures, manners and rules is also having an effect.....I think some UK drivers are now joining in and adopting the driving tactics we used to only see whilst on holiday abroad!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:50 pm 

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Spoke to a Guy at Bulee who had a "pull out" in front of his Rover Cooper and he just could not stop .. the result was severe impact to his front end & he was also spending his time fighting the "write it off" Insurance.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:30 am 

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Driving my 1925 car with two wheel brakes, centre throttle and reversed gear gate is fun, but I find most people are very forgiving towards me and let me out or through with a thumbs up and a grin, same at car shows, I have 50s/60s German sports cars, people ignore me, but in a vintage car (pre1930) they are friendly and want to know all about the car as well as squeezing my bulb!

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