Reg's Youtube thread

Reg's Youtube thread

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dvenman

160 posts

74 months

Friday 27th May 2016
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ashleyman said:
I'd also love a video about night driving, specifically night anticipation and also safely performing most daytime manoeuvres whilst in the dark with some degree of safety considering the darkness and lack of visibility.
Exactly the same as during the day, except a bit slower as you can't see as far. Sounds simplistic...

Look beyond the end of the headlight's illuminated area for clues as to what's coming up next, but apply standard AD principles and you'll be fine.

Reg Local

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2,532 posts

167 months

Friday 27th May 2016
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greygoose said:
Nice video, what time of day was it to be so traffic free? Have you got any tips for dealing with night time driving as I seem to find oncoming vehicles' headlights are incredibly bright nowadays and can be almost blinding?
Early! It was about 7.00am. If you leave it any later the bikers start to appear, and I didn't want to be held up wink

I'll definitely do a a night-driving video, but I'll probably wait until the nights start to draw in a bit!

LordGrover

31,689 posts

171 months

Friday 27th May 2016
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Heh. Not just me then. Especially this time of year I love my early mornings across the Brecons, but the bikes zip past on the straights at mach 3 only to virtually stop to go round corners.

rainmakerraw

1,077 posts

85 months

Friday 27th May 2016
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greygoose said:
Nice video, what time of day was it to be so traffic free?
If you'd watched it all, you'd know. tongue out

Reg Local

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2,532 posts

167 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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It's been a couple of months since I posted anything on Youtube, so I thought I'd bring my cameras and laptop away with me on holiday up to North West Scotland.

We travelled up on Saturday and the traffic was busier than we're used to north of Glasgow, but we normally come up here in autumn/winter. Mind you, the traffic allowed loads of overtakes, so I've edited the trip down to an 11 minute video & set it to some music which seems to suit the Scottish roads (I didn't think you'd want to listen to Mrs Local and me talking to each other - I know I don't).

Proper Scottish roads & overtaking start at about 1.25:

https://youtu.be/6NeXYVmUWg0

TheExcession

11,669 posts

209 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Nice video - even if the music is a bit over the top!

Please would you make some comment regarding the motorcyclists at 2:40?

Specifically regarding why you decided to over take the car first and not allow the bikes to pass first, can you think back to your rear observations at the time and explain what 'messages/signals' you picked up from their road positioning etc. which prompted you to go first.

Thanks.

ashleyman

6,214 posts

58 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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I'd also be interested to hear about what happened at 4:28. Overtaking by utilising the opposing carriageway right turn lane and driving over hatchings.
I always thought both of those were big nos.

Anyway, very much enjoyed the video. smile

routari

157 posts

77 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Are you from the Barryboys forum? I remember a guy on there called R_U_Local or something that would do driving tip stuff.

Reg Local

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2,532 posts

167 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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TheExcession said:
Nice video - even if the music is a bit over the top!

Please would you make some comment regarding the motorcyclists at 2:40?

Specifically regarding why you decided to over take the car first and not allow the bikes to pass first, can you think back to your rear observations at the time and explain what 'messages/signals' you picked up from their road positioning etc. which prompted you to go first.

Thanks.
The bikes were 2 cars back when I started the overtake & because the view opened up to me first, I was out on the overtake a couple of seconds before they moved out. They'd only just caught up with me as I moved back to the nearside, so it all timed out perfectly.

ashleyman said:
I'd also be interested to hear about what happened at 4:28. Overtaking by utilising the opposing carriageway right turn lane and driving over hatchings.
I always thought both of those were big nos.

Anyway, very much enjoyed the video. smile
The hatched area is for the Glencoe ski area which was off to the left, so it would only be used by oncoming vehicles turning to my left & there was no possibility that the vehicle in front of me would use it. When these areas are bordered with a broken line, then there's nothing wrong with using them for an overtake if there is no possibility that you'll come into conflict with anyone else.

routari said:
Are you from the Barryboys forum? I remember a guy on there called R_U_Local or something that would do driving tip stuff.
I resemble that question. Any similarity between me and that RUL character are purely co-incidental.

V8FGO

1,563 posts

164 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Nice stuff, MLH on the M6 tongue out.

Nice to see no aggressive moves by cars you passed, do you think that is down to you overtaking generally with a low speed differential. Might be just my eyes but around 10 mins did the people carrier drift to the right as you passed ?.

TheExcession

11,669 posts

209 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Reg Local said:
The bikes were 2 cars back when I started the overtake & because the view opened up to me first, I was out on the overtake a couple of seconds before they moved out. They'd only just caught up with me as I moved back to the nearside, so it all timed out perfectly.
A1 - Thanks thumbup

TheExcession

11,669 posts

209 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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V8FGO said:
did the people carrier drift to the right as you passed ?.
In my experience some people drift all over the place if they are required to look into a door mirror or out of a side window. hehe

dvenman

160 posts

74 months

Thursday 11th August 2016
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Reg - at about 6:30 in the video, there's a nice overtake on a left hand curve where the view opens up nicely. Any chance you could talk us through the information you had leading up to the overtakes, as it's not clear from the video how much crossview you had off to the left and how you came to the conclusion it was safe ? Not intended to say it was unsafe, but I'd like to understand the decision making process.

Reg Local

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2,532 posts

167 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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dvenman said:
Reg - at about 6:30 in the video, there's a nice overtake on a left hand curve where the view opens up nicely. Any chance you could talk us through the information you had leading up to the overtakes, as it's not clear from the video how much crossview you had off to the left and how you came to the conclusion it was safe ? Not intended to say it was unsafe, but I'd like to understand the decision making process.
I had a nice, early extended view all the way round that left-hander and whilst exiting the previous left-hander, I'd been able to see that the entrance on the right had a gate just inside it which was closed (so no danger of a vehicle emerging).

I delayed the overtake until it was clear that neither vehicle was going to turn right.

Reg Local

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2,532 posts

167 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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Another new one - Single Track Roads:

https://youtu.be/DrX-9zD1FEo

Not the most exciting of subjects I know, but there's a bit more to it than you might think.

dvenman

160 posts

74 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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Reg Local said:
I had a nice, early extended view all the way round that left-hander and whilst exiting the previous left-hander, I'd been able to see that the entrance on the right had a gate just inside it which was closed (so no danger of a vehicle emerging).

I delayed the overtake until it was clear that neither vehicle was going to turn right.
Thanks very much - another little nugget to assimilate.

TheExcession

11,669 posts

209 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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Reg Local said:
Another new one - Single Track Roads:
https://youtu.be/DrX-9zD1FEo

Not the most exciting of subjects I know, but there's a bit more to it than you might think.
Just a quick point, Over here on the Emerald Isle, it's very customary to give a couple of blinks on the Hazard Lights to say a 'Thank you' when someone gets out of your way.

Here, the use of the horn is normally reserved for 'I want you to jump out of your car and fight me'.

In 14 years of driving over here the only time I've really heard a horn sounded is witnessing a wedding procession.

dvenman

160 posts

74 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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Over here, the Highway Code says you "must not" use the hazard lights while driving, except in some fairly specific circumstances. I tend to indicate once left then right as a thank you, especially at night, if I think the other driver won't see a thank you wave.

ashleyman

6,214 posts

58 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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dvenman said:
Over here, the Highway Code says you "must not" use the hazard lights while driving, except in some fairly specific circumstances. I tend to indicate once left then right as a thank you, especially at night, if I think the other driver won't see a thank you wave.
Yeah! I don't understand this whole hazard lights = thank you.

TheExcession

11,669 posts

209 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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ashleyman said:
dvenman said:
Over here, the Highway Code says you "must not" use the hazard lights while driving, except in some fairly specific circumstances. I tend to indicate once left then right as a thank you, especially at night, if I think the other driver won't see a thank you wave.
Yeah! I don't understand this whole hazard lights = thank you.
FFS people - are we really going to drag this thread down to a point of arguing about other people giving you a 'Thank You' signal?

In Ireland if some one moves over or does something you deem to be kind, then (here in Ireland) it is customary to give a quick flash of the hazard lights.