Advanced driving with an underpowered car

Advanced driving with an underpowered car

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Dizeee

15,428 posts

166 months

Monday 14th September
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Nearlyretired said:
I cannot see the connection between advanced driving and car output/power.
Driving to a high standard is an attitude of mind.
Consideration,tolerance,patience and discipline.
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Driving to a high standard is a state of mind,

Consideration to other road users, tolerance of ignorance, patience in regards to the former, and discipline not to effect the balance of public expectations.

There is lots that can be done behind the wheel that doesn't affect any of the above.




waremark

2,711 posts

173 months

Tuesday 15th September
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Boosted LS1 said:
OP plan your overtakes half an hour sooner to gain some speed on the run up.
If you do that when do you think you are committed to the overtake?

Are you familiar with the roadcraft triangle system for overtaking?

silverfoxcc

6,383 posts

105 months

Tuesday 15th September
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The thing that was told to us more than once at The Crewe Driving School was

If i make 'this' move'

will it affect any other drivers course, direction or speed

If the answer to any of them is YES

Then do not do it

This can be assessed quite easily during the mirror/signal sequence

Unfortunately that is not drummed into the heads of Learner drivers today

Oh i want to change lanes Move indicate.... meanwhile i am sitting hard on the brakes trusting you will not side swipe me or i dont thrutch you up the rear These ones are very hard to guess

kippertie

427 posts

4 months

Tuesday 15th September
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What you describe there are bad habits that develop after the test....

Uncle Deryck

1 posts

3 months

Tuesday 15th September
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kippertie said:
What you describe there are bad habits that develop after the test....
Unfortunately they are getting more common. I would think most drivers who actually pay attention and look for other signals will spot when a car is going to move lanes without using the indicator.

I was also taught as a learner driver that I should not do anything that would cause another driver to take any avoiding action such as brakes, changing direction, etc. My instructor was aiming this mainly at pulling out from junctions with the caveat that I should be up to the speed limit or speed of traffic flow before any car needs to take action.

H Ray

1 posts

12 months

Monday 19th October
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Uncle Deryck said:
I would think most drivers who actually pay attention and look for other signals will spot when a car is going to move lanes without using the indicator.
I turn this into a little game on the motorway. When passing vehicles in lane one, I try to assess and anticipate the movements of lane one vehicles, either moving out to lane three pre-emptively or saying 'NOW' when I expect the lane one vehicle to apply their right signal.

It's amazing how accurately you can predict the movements of other drivers when you're paying due attention.

Majorslow

805 posts

89 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Savoir....just do it, it matters not your bhp

my V70 is 21 years old, I suspect it's down to the bhp your car enjoys, it corners like a jelly, but still ok to do an advanced test in.

they are looking at your car control not the car ( but give it a good clean and polish when you take the assessment)

good luck smile

Glosphil

3,004 posts

194 months

Wednesday 21st October
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The lowest powered car driven by an associate in our IAM group was a 2CV. 33hp? She passed the IAM test.

Nurburgsingh

3,500 posts

198 months

Thursday 29th October
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I did mine in my 1974 1200cc Beetle.

The whole point of it is that you’re learning a transferable skill.

And to be honest with you, when you hook it up in a low powered car it’s so much more satisfying

ScoobyChris

860 posts

162 months

Friday 30th October
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Imvho, driving a low powered car is more of a challenge because it requires more planning and accuracy to overtake and make progress and you can’t rely on having lots of power to mask this.

Chris

PhilAsia

95 posts

35 months

Monday 2nd November
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waremark said:
If you do that when do you think you are committed to the overtake?

Are you familiar with the roadcraft triangle system for overtaking?
- I was speaking to a rasta who passed at RoARDA Gold standard. He said it was the only technique he knew "how to orchestrate an overtake an ting!'' smile