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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #140 on: December 29, 2010, 03:08:55 pm »
I think the point is that ESP might have prevented the accident despite the driver :)

reinforcing the mistaken impression that they're bulletproof?
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #141 on: December 29, 2010, 03:16:01 pm »
reinforcing the mistaken impression that they're bulletproof?

Fair point.
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #142 on: December 29, 2010, 07:23:33 pm »
If we make the cars smart then we can make humans dumb...  ::)

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #143 on: December 29, 2010, 10:03:27 pm »
If we make the cars smart then we can make humans dumb...  ::)

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #144 on: December 29, 2010, 11:31:01 pm »
in principle, no software designer or traffic engineer can cope with 100% of situations and by dumbing down drivers, we create a situation where they are unused to understanding situations on the road and making judgements about how to react

I remember talking to an experienced traffic engineer at work and asking him why there wasn't a pedestrian crossing at a certain point, his response was that drivers didn't always recognise crossings and that they gave pedestrians a false sense of security, seemed like an argument for more crossings (familiarity) rather than less (unfamiliarity)

same point with unnecessary red turning arrows, I know that I have sufficient depth of field of view and gap judgement to know when not to turn against traffic, but the traffic engineer wants to protect me from myself

I'm a great fan of treating drivers as responsible adults, rather than as children and slapping them when they behave accordingly http://www.seattlepi.com/transportation/293229_roads22.html
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #145 on: December 30, 2010, 01:22:02 pm »
spotted new rs5 last week..first day of ownership.





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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #146 on: December 30, 2010, 05:33:24 pm »
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #147 on: December 30, 2010, 07:43:36 pm »
Dad spotted some idiots today in Audis driving around the block of the yard. Two early 90 sedans and an 83 ur quattro. He said the ur was driven by some early to mid 20 year old who was driving it so hard the third time around the block it started smoking:

http://www.carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=egc874

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #148 on: December 30, 2010, 07:47:59 pm »
Dad spotted some idiots today in Audis driving around the block of the yard. Two early 90 sedans and an 83 ur quattro. He said the ur was driven by some early to mid 20 year old who was driving it so hard the third time around the block it started smoking:

http://www.carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=egc874



No WOF for 2 1/2 months. Surprising..........

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #149 on: December 30, 2010, 07:50:33 pm »
No WOF for 2 1/2 months. Surprising..........

Dad ran the details, turns out the car lives down in Central HB.

I wonder if its this car:

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,18133.0.html



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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #150 on: December 30, 2010, 11:27:35 pm »
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #151 on: December 31, 2010, 11:35:24 am »
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #152 on: December 31, 2010, 01:12:15 pm »
Wild horse day ...

Beating up parking wardens ain't a crime.

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #153 on: December 31, 2010, 01:13:11 pm »
 :)
Beating up parking wardens ain't a crime.

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #154 on: December 31, 2010, 01:13:58 pm »
 :)
Beating up parking wardens ain't a crime.

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2010, 01:14:41 pm »
 :)
Beating up parking wardens ain't a crime.

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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #156 on: December 31, 2010, 05:34:45 pm »
^ Nice collection of cars there.
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #157 on: January 01, 2011, 12:25:34 pm »
^ Nice collection of cars there.
All within a couple of hundred yards of each other,

a beautiful two door Fairlane as well, but he got away before i could snap him ...
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Re: The Official SPOTTED Thread December 2010
« Reply #158 on: January 01, 2011, 11:10:04 pm »
Dr Nick does the Targa in a valley pig abd drives it fearlessly Ive heard, and crashes heavily when he does.
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