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I complained to the police that oiks near where I live were consistently parking at the entrance to a back lane, wiping their arses on the yellow lines and sticking two fingers up were an ambulance or fire-engine ever to need access. It is illegal. Full stop. Instead, I had to enter into a debate with an under-educated young constable about the rights and wrongs of the situation which has never improved since I raised it. What's the point of road markings if they are not enforced?

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1 hour ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

The main point of ABS is to retain control during braking and avoid a skid, not to reduce braking distance.

Dear me.

I use my brakes to stop the vehicle because that's what they are there for.

What part of "ABS gives a shorter stopping distance" is it that you don't understand?

I still drive a vehicle without power assisted brakes (and steering) and boy do you know it....

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2 hours ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

I use my ABS to retain steering control during emergency braking.

That is all.

If your ABS has activated you've already lost control HTH.

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10 hours ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

God that's thick, even for you!

You're welcome.

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22 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

bullshit in real terms,   things coming into crosby  may be 1 or 2 mph over the limit according to the flashy sign,  but that thing aint accurate,  and how anything can speed in a meaningful manner during the rushless hour queue is beyond me, pushbikes make better progress than cars.

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Exactly, the actual meaningfulness of any traffic survey actually comes down to the accuracy the evaluation of the data collected.

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I believe the EU has ratified these new ideas and that the UK will follow their lead . There would appear to be other things required such as lane departure warnings etc.

The European Union has agreed on new rules stating that all cars built after May 2022 and sold in the European Union will have built-in speed limiters, as well as breathalyzers that won't allow driving if the driver is intoxicated. 

The European Parliament is expected to ratify the new regulations in September. The UK, which may not be part of the European Union by then, will nevertheless adopt the new rules as well.

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How will a lane departure warning be necessary in the island? Does it tell me that I have entered a main road from a lane?

Just another example of manufacturers leading law makers by the nose just to make more profit.

It will affect us because we import all our cars.

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2 hours ago, emesde said:

The European Union has agreed on new rules stating that all cars built after May 2022 and sold in the European Union will have built-in speed limiters, as well as breathalyzers that won't allow driving if the driver is intoxicated.

From the link:

The idea that cars will be fitted with speed limiters - or to put it more accurately, "intelligent speed assistance" - is likely to upset a lot of drivers. However, the new system as it's currently envisaged will not force drivers to slow down. It is there to encourage them to do so, and to make them aware of what the limit is, but it can be overridden. Much like the cruise control in many current cars will hold a particular speed, or prevent you exceeding it, until you stamp on the accelerator.

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9 hours ago, emesde said:

I believe the EU has ratified these new ideas and that the UK will follow their lead . There would appear to be other things required such as lane departure warnings etc.

The European Union has agreed on new rules stating that all cars built after May 2022 and sold in the European Union will have built-in speed limiters, as well as breathalyzers that won't allow driving if the driver is intoxicated. 

The European Parliament is expected to ratify the new regulations in September. The UK, which may not be part of the European Union by then, will nevertheless adopt the new rules as well.

No worry. Our road traffic legislation experts in Tynwald/DOI will spend the next 20 years modifying and debating these new regulations in order to adapt them to the Island's special case needs (or should that be special needs case?)

You can guarantee it.

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