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After an hour and a half in and out of rush hour traffic in Manchester last week, I noticed that pretty much all cars had their brake lights on while stopped at the lights. I didn't find it particularly distracting.
What is distracting though is those drivers that feel it necessary to constantly touch their brakes while driving on the motorway, usually because they're too close to the car in front.

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ericbee123 wrote:Or maybe they are driving an automatic.


Or anything with an electronic hand brake and auto hill hold, which I believe is an ever-growing number of car types.

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aceyone wrote:
DerekF wrote:
ericbee123 wrote:Or maybe they are driving an automatic.


Indeed. I drive an automatic and and I sit with my foot on the brake when stopped at lights. There's not much choice really.


Forgive my ignorance but do automatics not have a handbrake for stationary use ?


Eh? Not much choice really For the last 3 years I have been driving an automatic, at traffic lights apply the handbrake and knock the gear into neutral - simple :up:

When lights change, move the gear knob back to the Drive position, release the handbrake and drive away - job done.

I would argue that 99% of the people "sitting at traffic lights with their foot on the brake" are actually driving cars with manual gear boxes :up: Sitting in 1st gear, with foot on the brake (rather than out of gear and hand-brake applied as is the correct and taught procedure) so they can accelerate away quicker.

It is not something new, but as with the lack of being able to indicate, or take a junction correctly, parallel park, park on the correct side of the road as the direction of travel (eg. don't park facing on coming traffic on the wrong side of the road with your effing head-lights on :dizzy: - another increasing "trend" among bad and lazy drivers :mad:)

As someone stated earlier it is just laziness.

Nothing to do with people driving automatics, just another assumption.

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Wryneck wrote:
aceyone wrote:
DerekF wrote:
ericbee123 wrote:Or maybe they are driving an automatic.


Indeed. I drive an automatic and and I sit with my foot on the brake when stopped at lights. There's not much choice really.


Forgive my ignorance but do automatics not have a handbrake for stationary use ?


Eh? Not much choice really For the last 3 years I have been driving an automatic, at traffic lights apply the handbrake and knock the gear into neutral - simple :up:

When lights change, move the gear knob back to the Drive position, release the handbrake and drive away - job done.

I would argue that 99% of the people "sitting at traffic lights with their foot on the brake" are actually driving cars with manual gear boxes :up: Sitting in 1st gear, with foot on the brake (rather than out of gear and hand-brake applied as is the correct and taught procedure) so they can accelerate away quicker.

It is not something new, but as with the lack of being able to indicate, or take a junction correctly, parallel park, park on the correct side of the road as the direction of travel (eg. don't park facing on coming traffic on the wrong side of the road with your effing head-lights on :dizzy: - another increasing "trend" among bad and lazy drivers :mad:)

As someone stated earlier it is just laziness.

Nothing to do with people driving automatics, just another assumption.


A somewhat distorted view of reality I would say regarding hand brakes.

I am on my third automatic car and the reality is, that regardless of automatic or manual, the days of a hand brake are numbered, it would more correctly be called a parking brake. The modern ones release automatically and reapply automatically, with auto hill-hold built-in. For the vast majority of motoring, you need never operate it manually. If you read the car's manual, it is the way it is intended to be used, only using the parking brake and disengaging drive for more significant delays.

I agree entirely with your other points regarding lazy driving.

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DerekF wrote:After an hour and a half in and out of rush hour traffic in Manchester last week, I noticed that pretty much all cars had their brake lights on while stopped at the lights. I didn't find it particularly distracting.
What is distracting though is those drivers that feel it necessary to constantly touch their brakes while driving on the motorway, usually because they're too close to the car in front.


Agreed, people who can't drive behind another car without constantly touching their brake is extremely irritating.

Drivers who keep their brake on at a junction is not, IMO, in fact I'm guilty of that myself!

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Also some cars have brake lights on due to auto-hold - so the brakes are on without having your foot on the brakes
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Wryneck wrote:I would argue that 99% of the people "sitting at traffic lights with their foot on the brake" are actually driving cars with manual gear boxes :up: Sitting in 1st gear, with foot on the brake (rather than out of gear and hand-brake applied as is the correct and taught procedure) so they can accelerate away quicker.


I'd say that you are right in saying that. I personally am perfectly capable of engaging 1st gear, releasing the hand brake and driving off without any delay to anyone.
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AlexC wrote:
Wryneck wrote:I would argue that 99% of the people "sitting at traffic lights with their foot on the brake" are actually driving cars with manual gear boxes :up: Sitting in 1st gear, with foot on the brake (rather than out of gear and hand-brake applied as is the correct and taught procedure) so they can accelerate away quicker.


I'd say that you are right in saying that. I personally am perfectly capable of engaging 1st gear, releasing the hand brake and driving off without any delay to anyone.


I would actually argue that in first gear, hand on handbrake ready to release and foot on accelerator, is quicker than foot on brake, change to foot on accelerator.

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People talking at gigs - listen to the music or go somewhere else (and that is putting it politely).
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BBC newsreaders who think the word “years” rhymes with “cars” not “ears.”
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psquiddy wrote:People talking at gigs - listen to the music or go somewhere else (and that is putting it politely).



Oh yes that's one. Was at King King gig in a really small venue and Alan Nimmo was playing a quiet bit in a solo and this woman's voice was louder - he played it softer and quieter until there was no amplification at all - it was just this woman and bloke talking - even then she still did not notice and he and every else had to shut her up. She looked most annoyed - clearly the music had spoiled her evening.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... slurs.html

Any suggestion that one person is better(or worse) than another because of race, creed, colour etc etc is wrong , full stop.

However, the report above makes me wonder if the pendulum of common sense has gone too far. Will Gilbert and Sullivan's great comic opera "The Mikado" be banned as being offensive to the Japanese, will Laurence Olivier's blacked up performance of Othello be condemned and we all know about the suggestion to change the name of Gibson's black Labrador in the proposed remake of The Dambusters?

I actually think that exaggerating offence where none has been intended can be counter productive. I also think that programmes like "It ain't have hot, mum", "Love thy Neighbour" and "Till Death us do Part" maybe played a role in making people realise that racism was wrong.
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Drivers that stop 12ft from the car in front at traffic lights then gradually creep up. Why not stop closer in the first place?

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EGLL wrote:Drivers that stop 12ft from the car in front at traffic lights then gradually creep up. Why not stop closer in the first place?

Because that means you only get one dose of whiplash when some arsewipe on their phone clatters into the back of the car behind you!... or because you're driving an automatic & it's easy to do it that way? :whistle:

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Due to the virus The Pro14 Rugby matches have been postponed for the full season. Was such a shame as my team Edinburgh have been doing really well, I was angry at first but feel its the right thing to do.
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iainpeden wrote:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8089027/BritBox-sparks-row-BBC-ITV-streaming-service-runs-Doctor-episode-racist-slurs.html

Any suggestion that one person is better(or worse) than another because of race, creed, colour etc etc is wrong , full stop.

However, the report above makes me wonder if the pendulum of common sense has gone too far. Will Gilbert and Sullivan's great comic opera "The Mikado" be banned as being offensive to the Japanese, will Laurence Olivier's blacked up performance of Othello be condemned and we all know about the suggestion to change the name of Gibson's black Labrador in the proposed remake of The Dambusters?

I actually think that exaggerating offence where none has been intended can be counter productive. I also think that programmes like "It ain't have hot, mum", "Love thy Neighbour" and "Till Death us do Part" maybe played a role in making people realise that racism was wrong.



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And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:

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neilos wrote:And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:


Business is booming for those in the toilet roll and hand sanitiser industry.
Just visited my local Waitrose to find empty shelves of tissue related products.
Speaking with the cashier, they took a delivery this morning of toilet rolls and the lot was sold within a couple of hours!!!

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skyhigh wrote:
neilos wrote:And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:


Business is booming for those in the toilet roll and hand sanitiser industry.
Just visited my local Waitrose to find empty shelves of tissue related products.
Speaking with the cashier, they took a delivery this morning of toilet rolls and the lot was sold within a couple of hours!!!

Our local Morrisons have given up with unloading the pallets of toilet roll now, and just put the whole pallet out in the middle of the store. Usually emptied within a few hours.

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Should put strict limits on the volume people can buy, from loo roll to hand washing from tin veg to frozen foods.
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neilos wrote:And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:


I'm very sorry to hear that. It all seems rather knee-jerk to lay you off immediately too.

Southendnick wrote:Should put strict limits on the volume people can buy, from loo roll to hand washing from tin veg to frozen foods.


Yup. The shops don't seem to care as they're selling, and that's as far as they're looking, but they really ought to do the decent thing here, and ensure it stuff gets shared around a bit.
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Now that the tighter regulations have come in, today in particular is a perfect flying day but the model airstrip (indeed the whole airfield) at Popham is closed.

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Wrexham Mackem wrote:
neilos wrote:And thanks to this virus, I’ve just been made redundant!! :sad: :mad:

No one is travelling, no work, no job..... :sad:


I'm very sorry to hear that. It all seems rather knee-jerk to lay you off immediately too.

Southendnick wrote:Should put strict limits on the volume people can buy, from loo roll to hand washing from tin veg to frozen foods.


Yup. The shops don't seem to care as they're selling, and that's as far as they're looking, but they really ought to do the decent thing here, and ensure it stuff gets shared around a bit.


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What's really been annoying me whilst doing my daily walk exercise and looking out the window, I always see a bunch of kids hanging out together. I'm thinking I don't think they are family they are too close to each other and not standing 2 metres apart or keeping their distance.
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Euan Buchan wrote:What's really been annoying me whilst doing my daily walk exercise and looking out the window, I always see a bunch of kids hanging out together. I'm thinking I don't think they are family they are too close to each other and not standing 2 metres apart or keeping their distance.


They are kids..unfortunately I think a lot still think they are invincible and it's only "old" people who are going to get it.

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