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astoll

3 posts

69 months

drivingood

5 posts

63 months

Tuesday 29th September 2015
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www.advanceddrivinghub.com

It's a new forum which is a breakaway from ADUK which appears to have been sold to a driver training company.

Lester H

1,272 posts

65 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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I did IAM stuff years ago and it was useful and interesting and would benefit young driver or family instructor. Yes, as in any club there were a few pompous types as per any club but basically really useful and many could really make a car perform, safely. In those days, of course, we met in a pub. As we were in less p.c. Days.

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Edited by Lester H on Sunday 13th December 21:48

Reg Local

2,540 posts

168 months

Monday 5th December 2016
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Just realised I haven't put my website in here.

www.reglocal.com

That's better. As you were...


pim

2,344 posts

84 months

Friday 21st April 2017
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I was watching a you tube video about a Dutch Ambulance on a emergency call to a patient.

Mercedes E class Ambulance on it's way in Amersfoort small Dutch town

I found his style of driving very similar to yours Reg.Love to have this clip on here for people to judge the Ambulance driver.So relaxed he made it look simple driving through busy traffic.

pim

2,344 posts

84 months

Friday 21st April 2017
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On Ambu Channel anybody interested.

SVS

3,824 posts

231 months

Friday 21st April 2017
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There's an Ambu Channel? confused

p1esk

4,901 posts

156 months

Saturday 22nd April 2017
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SVS said:
There's an Ambu Channel? confused
I would like to have viewed that video, but I couldn't find the 'Ambu' channel.

Mind you, it probably only shows the sort of driving I produce all the time. laugh

Red Devil

12,220 posts

168 months

Sunday 16th July 2017
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pim said:
I was watching a you tube video about a Dutch Ambulance on a emergency call to a patient.

Mercedes E class Ambulance on it's way in Amersfoort small Dutch town

I found his style of driving very similar to yours Reg.Love to have this clip on here for people to judge the Ambulance driver.So relaxed he made it look simple driving through busy traffic.
This one? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0avXW4HMTk

PhilAsia

95 posts

35 months

Sunday 11th February 2018
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Red Devil said:
Not keen on his steering tbh.

Len Woodman

144 posts

73 months

Sunday 11th February 2018
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PhilAsia said:
Not keen on his steering tbh.
What didn't you like?

Good examples of 'Parting the waves'.

p1esk

4,901 posts

156 months

Sunday 11th February 2018
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Len Woodman said:
PhilAsia said:
Not keen on his steering tbh.
What didn't you like?

Good examples of 'Parting the waves'.
I have no particular expertise in judging these matters, but I saw it as a nice swift, smooth, and relaxed drive; and the steering style, although not in accordance with the textbook, was flexible and versatile. It got the job done very nicely, I thought.

waremark

2,711 posts

173 months

Sunday 11th February 2018
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Red Devil said:
pim said:
I was watching a you tube video about a Dutch Ambulance on a emergency call to a patient.

Mercedes E class Ambulance on it's way in Amersfoort small Dutch town

I found his style of driving very similar to yours Reg.Love to have this clip on here for people to judge the Ambulance driver.So relaxed he made it look simple driving through busy traffic.
This one? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0avXW4HMTk
Yes, so safe and smooth, such good anticipation of the reactions of other drivers. Steering 'safe, smooth and under control at all times'.

Toltec

6,186 posts

183 months

Sunday 11th February 2018
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Red Devil said:
pim said:
I was watching a you tube video about a Dutch Ambulance on a emergency call to a patient.

Mercedes E class Ambulance on it's way in Amersfoort small Dutch town

I found his style of driving very similar to yours Reg.Love to have this clip on here for people to judge the Ambulance driver.So relaxed he made it look simple driving through busy traffic.
This one? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0avXW4HMTk
Was that the right video, there was hardly any traffic at all? Nice smooth drive though also good and timely cooperation from other drivers, except the MLM.

Len Woodman

144 posts

73 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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p1esk said:
I have no particular expertise in judging these matters, but I saw it as a nice swift, smooth, and relaxed drive; and the steering style, although not in accordance with the textbook, was flexible and versatile. It got the job done very nicely, I thought.
That's what I thought. I evaluate drivers daily, few of which have been taught to drive by any form of textbook. I like to see smooth, relaxed driving - as long as I feel comfortable.

Observation skills and buffer zoning are the real key to judge if someone is safe - and our Dutch medic showed skill there. I was surprised how few bicycles there were around - it's supposed to be the Netherlands!

PhilAsia

95 posts

35 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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p1esk said:
I have no particular expertise in judging these matters, but I saw it as a nice swift, smooth, and relaxed drive; and the steering style, although not in accordance with the textbook, was flexible and versatile. It got the job done very nicely, I thought.
Just me I guess Len.

His steering was smooth and not a problem the majority of the time. I did notice that on roundabouts his steering suffered (marginally) and was seen at 7:25. I wouldn't personally have been happy with my inputs at that point.

I'm a bit ott about steering I guess...

Len Woodman

144 posts

73 months

Monday 12th February 2018
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PhilAsia said:
Just me I guess Len.

His steering was smooth and not a problem the majority of the time. I did notice that on roundabouts his steering suffered (marginally) and was seen at 7:25. I wouldn't personally have been happy with my inputs at that point.

I'm a bit ott about steering I guess...
I used to be the same about steering, and I still predominantly use the old (still current?) Hendon pull-push which I learnt from HPC, the police and the army forty years ago. But with experience in heavy vehicles up to B-doubles and in trucks in Africa (mud roads etc.) I do occasionally use different techniques, including 'palming' regardless of vehicle.

Although the Dutch medic had a nice dry road, Dutch roads can be very slippery in winter, prone to ice because it's mostly below sea level. He probably prefers a constant hand position on roundabouts as it may assist in skid correction (and not over-correction).

I'm more OTT on left-foot braking. Only because I worked with a rep years ago who it seemed was absolutely brilliant at left-footing. Then one day we had someone come out from the left and he reacted by pushing both pedals down hard and fully - in a V8 Commodore! We are still alive!

PhilAsia

95 posts

35 months

Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Len Woodman said:
I used to be the same about steering, and I still predominantly use the old (still current?) Hendon pull-push which I learnt from HPC, the police and the army forty years ago. But with experience in heavy vehicles up to B-doubles and in trucks in Africa (mud roads etc.) I do occasionally use different techniques, including 'palming' regardless of vehicle.

Although the Dutch medic had a nice dry road, Dutch roads can be very slippery in winter, prone to ice because it's mostly below sea level. He probably prefers a constant hand position on roundabouts as it may assist in skid correction (and not over-correction).

I'm more OTT on left-foot braking. Only because I worked with a rep years ago who it seemed was absolutely brilliant at left-footing. Then one day we had someone come out from the left and he reacted by pushing both pedals down hard and fully - in a V8 Commodore! We are still alive!
It was only a very slight fault, but I was already expecting it and not surprised when it happened.

I am extremely hard on myself on steering technique. I use pull-push predominantly and fixed. Rotational is very rare as I prefer to adjust my speed.

I do use LFB in autos: I understand it is frowned upon by RoSPA and IAM and understand their reasons why, but from a personal standpoint I see it as natural (I raced karts), with the added benefit of quicker response times. I wouldnt advise it though, except for certain situations e.g., parking speeds, slippery surfaces at low speed (with a huge amount of immersion in a car park, etc, before bringing it into a public place), or on very rare occasions where a highly talented and very natural(?) ability is noted in a drive.

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Edited by PhilAsia on Tuesday 20th February 13:33

Toltec

6,186 posts

183 months

Tuesday 20th February 2018
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PhilAsia said:
It was only a very slight fault, but I was already expecting it and not surprised when it happened.

I am extremely hard on myself on steering technique. I use pull-push predominantly and fixed. Rotational is very rare as I prefer to adjust my speed.

I do use LFB in autos: I understand it is frowned upon by RoSPA and IAM and understand their reasons why, but from a personal standpoint I see it as natural (I raced karts), with the added benefit of quicker response times. I wouldnt teach it though, except for certain situations e.g., parking speeds, slippery surfaces at low speed (with a huge amount of immersion in a car park, etc, before bringing it into a public place), or on very rare occasions where a highly talented and very natural(?) ability is noted in a drive.

Edited by PhilAsia on Tuesday 20th February 13:27
I suspect LFB also comes more naturally to bikers, after all when you are used to balancing front and rear braking with right hand and foot while doing a rev matched down change using your right hand, left hand and foot, not to mention steering* and possibly turning an indicator on then learning LFB is trivial.

* Not necessarily changing direction, but perhaps altering road position and certainly correcting for road surface changes.

Lucy87

3 posts

34 months

Wednesday 21st February 2018
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These guys are on another level http://catdrivertraining.co.uk/. Colin Hoad has both a racing and engineering background, which is what I believe gives him the edge on precision driving techniques to improve car handling and lap time. Such a lovely team, thoroughly recommend them.