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Dave

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« Reply #780 on: February 22, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »
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Dave, I went on the course a few years ago, it pays to swat up on the Highway Code the day before, if you don't want to be at the bottom of the class, it was one of the most boring days of my life, but you have to stay awake or you will fail!
I didn't realise there was an exam!
Nice to see I'm not the only one to admit to falling foul of the speed limits! I happen to strongly disagree with Jeremy Clarkson, speed does kill. The limits are set for perceived public safety but drivers should use judgement as to what that safe speed should be. Often a safe speed is well below the legal limit so conversely it makes sense that on occasion it's not dangerous to go a bit faster too but I guess we all have differing opinions of where and when both should be applied so we end up with set limit which may or may not get you in trouble!
 

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« Reply #781 on: March 06, 2018, 04:46:27 PM »
Major road resurfacing taking place at Maenan on the A470.
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« Reply #782 on: March 19, 2018, 10:17:02 AM »
Cayley Promenade in Rhos on Sea has been closed. My colleague David Powell has taken this photo at the scene showing lots of pieces of tarmac on the road. ref DP

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« Reply #783 on: March 19, 2018, 11:20:17 AM »
That section of the promenade took quite a pounding over the weekend  and I'm glad that one of those bits of tarmac didn't land on my bonce when I was taking some photos,

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« Reply #784 on: March 19, 2018, 12:50:08 PM »
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Dave, I went on the course a few years ago, it pays to swat up on the Highway Code the day before, if you don't want to be at the bottom of the class, it was one of the most boring days of my life, but you have to stay awake or you will fail!
I didn't realise there was an exam!
Nice to see I'm not the only one to admit to falling foul of the speed limits! I happen to strongly disagree with Jeremy Clarkson, speed does kill. The limits are set for perceived public safety but drivers should use judgement as to what that safe speed should be. Often a safe speed is well below the legal limit so conversely it makes sense that on occasion it's not dangerous to go a bit faster too but I guess we all have differing opinions of where and when both should be applied so we end up with set limit which may or may not get you in trouble!

If only more people were this sensible, there would be a lot fewer deaths on the roads of this country.
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llewelyn

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« Reply #785 on: March 19, 2018, 12:56:31 PM »
I have been on this course, The instructor said the speed limit is a maximum not a target, I said driving from Conwy to LLanwrst keeping to the speed limit means tailgating and dangerous overtaking  :-[

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Re: Roads in the area Manchester Airport drop off changes
« Reply #786 on: March 20, 2018, 02:55:06 PM »
These big changes at Manchester Airport will affect anyone dropping-off people at the site
The move is being made in a bid to relieve congestion at the airport which is extremely popular with holidaymakers from North Wales.

Here's the main one - Manchester Airport is getting rid of its free 'kiss and fly' drop-off lanes.
It means you'll have to pay or use a shuttle bus to get anywhere near the terminals.
It's part of an attempt to relieve crippling congestion around the site.

From June, drivers will be charged £3 for five minutes on the forecourts of the terminals and train station, or £4 for a maximum 10 minutes.
Airport bosses are also opening a free off-site drop-off car park on Thorley Lane.
Based in the former Jet Park 1 - up to now a long-stay car park for holidaymakers - passengers will be dropped off before taking a shuttle bus to their terminal.

It will take seven minutes to cover the half mile to terminal two or 12 minutes to bridge the 1.2 mile journey to terminals one and three.

The ‘express drop-off charge’ and free parking are aimed at freeing up the hub’s congested roads, which have been the subject of a barrage of Twitter complaints in recent months.

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« Reply #787 on: March 30, 2018, 10:39:25 PM »
I'm just pleased that I don't have to use the A55 on this Bank Holiday


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« Reply #788 on: April 02, 2018, 11:15:48 AM »
This Daily Post article might make you feel a bit better Dave.
Amazing statistics if they are correct. Not sure where the press get them from.
I wonder if the Irish plate drivers got prosecuted also?

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« Reply #789 on: April 02, 2018, 12:52:23 PM »
For speed limit areas such as that I set the limiter on my car - it is really un-nerving to be driving through, unable to accelarate, when you have your rear-view mirror filled with a close-up of an Irish truck grille.  Arguably far more dangerous than going through slightly over the limit.

Dave

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« Reply #790 on: April 02, 2018, 01:23:52 PM »
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This Daily Post article might make you feel a bit better Dave.
Amazing statistics if they are correct. Not sure where the press get them from.
I wonder if the Irish plate drivers got prosecuted also?

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Well the one thing I have learnt is that instead of getting there 15 minutes before my speed awareness course starts as instructed I need to make it earlier as it looks like standing room only.
Interesting statistics, the one that I would really like to know is how many were prosecuted for speeding when the workforce wasn't actually working, ie weekends.
Nice little earner for the council though, should cover the cost of the work they were doing.

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« Reply #791 on: April 02, 2018, 04:03:55 PM »
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For speed limit areas such as that I set the limiter on my car - it is really un-nerving to be driving through, unable to accelarate, when you have your rear-view mirror filled with a close-up of an Irish truck grille.  Arguably far more dangerous than going through slightly over the limit.
Don't know about that but we used to come back from Bangor after a music event on Friday nights. It was quite surprising how quickly some of those trucks could take the bends on the bit without the tunnel and how close they could sit to a car's backside.

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« Reply #792 on: April 02, 2018, 06:45:16 PM »
It's bad enough driving on the A55 anyway without You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login on Friday
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Dave

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« Reply #793 on: April 02, 2018, 08:09:22 PM »
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It's bad enough driving on the A55 anyway without You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login on Friday
Similar on the M62 today with tragic consequences, two innocent people died while the guilty driver survived.

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« Reply #794 on: April 13, 2018, 10:44:06 PM »
Crash on the A55 between Conwy and Dwygyfylchi


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