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Yorkie

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2011, 08:50:58 PM »
Get an automatic!   Modern automatics are the answer to driving with todays traffic problems.       <:<:<:<

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2011, 09:36:47 PM »
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Traffic lights near the Craigside Inn are causing long tail backs in both directions.  At lunchtime the queue of traffic trying to get out of Llandudno stretched from Craigside Inn all the way back to the paddling pool.

Tell me about it, there were two lots of lights between Llandudno and Rhos this morning. Chaos reigned.
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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2011, 10:17:53 PM »
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Get an automatic!   Modern automatics are the answer to driving with todays traffic problems.       <:<:<:<

so many automatics seem to end up going through shop windows  :o
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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #93 on: January 21, 2011, 08:42:41 AM »
Usually the driver-- not the car!
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Yorkie

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #94 on: January 21, 2011, 09:30:15 AM »
If you put your foot on the accelerator, whether the car is manual or automatic, and the car is in gear, it will move!    It is just a case of driving skills.    >>>
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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2011, 09:54:49 AM »
Yes, the recent case of the car in Rhos happened because the driver pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #96 on: January 21, 2011, 10:52:20 AM »
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If you put your foot on the accelerator, whether the car is manual or automatic, and the car is in gear, it will move!    It is just a case of driving skills.    >>>

I agree 100% however most of the shop window, supermarket carpark incidents seem to involve automatics, i've driven autos with no problem myself, but i do prefer manual  ^*^0
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Yorkie

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2011, 03:06:52 PM »
I regularly leap from my auto to the Wife's manual and am used to driving both as many of us do.  However when using the auto I still drive with two feet, using the right for the accelerator and the left for braking!   It is something I have got used to over the years but something that others find peculiar!   

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2011, 08:34:03 PM »
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when using the auto I still drive with two feet, using the right for the accelerator and the left for braking!   It is something I have got used to over the years but something that others find peculiar!

It can be dangerous, too, as it increases the risk of depressing both simultaneously. However, I much prefer autos to stick drive.
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Yorkie

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2011, 08:47:49 PM »
Well, I have been doing it for at least 40 years and haven't had any problems so far.   However, I don't recommend it to my pupils when I'm teaching Advanced and Defensive driving! 

I don't see how it can increase any risk of depressing both at once, because either one wants to increase or maintain a constant speed or slow down! 


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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #100 on: January 22, 2011, 08:25:26 AM »
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I don't see how it can increase any risk of depressing both at once, because either one wants to increase or maintain a constant speed or slow down! 

It's been found that those who transfer to auto driving from stick driving are used to the two-foot approach to stop quickly (Brake and Clutch) and that - when transferring to an automatic - instinct can take over in an emergency situation, and they slam both feet down to stop.  Now, in any modern auto, the brake easily overrides the accelerator effect, but, in some of the earlier autos, that instinctive reaction caused the car to lurch forward. 
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« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2011, 09:36:11 AM »
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I don't see how it can increase any risk of depressing both at once, because either one wants to increase or maintain a constant speed or slow down! 

It's been found that those who transfer to auto driving from stick driving are used to the two-foot approach to stop quickly (Brake and Clutch) and that - when transferring to an automatic - instinct can take over in an emergency situation, and they slam both feet down to stop.  Now, in any modern auto, the brake easily overrides the accelerator effect, but, in some of the earlier autos, that instinctive reaction caused the car to lurch forward. 

and end up through a shop window!
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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2011, 10:21:11 AM »
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I don't see how it can increase any risk of depressing both at once, because either one wants to increase or maintain a constant speed or slow down! 

It's been found that those who transfer to auto driving from stick driving are used to the two-foot approach to stop quickly (Brake and Clutch) and that - when transferring to an automatic - instinct can take over in an emergency situation, and they slam both feet down to stop.  Now, in any modern auto, the brake easily overrides the accelerator effect, but, in some of the earlier autos, that instinctive reaction caused the car to lurch forward. 

and end up through a shop window!

Or totally accident free depending on the skill of the driver!   ¢¢##

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Re: Road conditions in the area
« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2011, 12:20:41 PM »
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I don't see how it can increase any risk of depressing both at once, because either one wants to increase or maintain a constant speed or slow down! 

It's been found that those who transfer to auto driving from stick driving are used to the two-foot approach to stop quickly (Brake and Clutch) and that - when transferring to an automatic - instinct can take over in an emergency situation, and they slam both feet down to stop.  Now, in any modern auto, the brake easily overrides the accelerator effect, but, in some of the earlier autos, that instinctive reaction caused the car to lurch forward. 

and end up through a shop window!

Or totally accident free depending on the skill of the driver!   ¢¢##


again I agree 100% with that, I'll stick with manual though  ^*^0
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Re: The latest road tragedy
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2011, 04:46:58 PM »
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