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Post by erdnase » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 19:44

I always remember when I passed my test, my dad told me "If you listen to no other advice I give you, keep a good distance between yourself and the car in front on the motorway". Of course, I was 17, so knew better, and it wasn't until I had one of those "Sh*t sh*t sh*t..." moments that I realised how important it is.

I've never been on any intensive advanced driving type courses, but over the course have picked up a few bits and pieces of good advice that I've gradually implemented (or at least tried) into my driving. I reckon everyone's got a few good, simple pieces of advice they can pass along. So shoot! :)

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Post by 321bhp » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 19:49

always put on your handbrake if stationary for more than a few seconds,this will stop you rolling backwards or forwards,plus it will help pedestrians who pass in front or behind your car,as you might roll into them,or someone may shunt you front behind in a q,


plus always check your blindspot(over the shoulder look) to the right or left when moving away from the curb,overtaking,changing lanes etc

ive got loads,but ill wait to this thread gets nasty :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Post by jamila » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 20:02

When I passed my driving test, my instructor said "You've got a Z3 waiting for you in your garage, forget all the rules I've taught you and have a blast"

Best advice ever :D

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Post by muppet » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 00:18

As my dear departed Uncle said " treat everyone else on the road as if they are an idiot and remember they think you are an idiot"

and another wise men said about HGV's " Don't argue with anything that big"


or as my driving instructor said when i passed my test " that's you passsed your test , now go and learn how to drive".... I should really have listened to him :shock:
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Post by stu » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 11:24

Couple of things from me.....

If you think it's slippery on the road and when safe and appropriate, actually do an emergency stop at a marker point (sign post), then you'll find out how slippery it is and actually how far it takes to stop.

Always use the 2 second rule, no matter what as it seems to be an appropriate distance, related to the speed you're doing and increase it in the wet, even if people cut in front of you.
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Post by ///M_aniac » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 12:44

muppet wrote:
or as my driving instructor said when i passed my test " that's you passsed your test , now go and learn how to drive".... I should really have listened to him :shock:
Nice. :lol: When I passed mine, my driving instructor asked me to start driving within the speed limit. I must have been the fastest learner driver in Belfast. 40 in 30s, etc.

My driving instructor was cool. Ex-drummer from some unheard of band. Used to tour about England and Ireland in a white transit van playing at various gigs.

As I drove along during lessons he used to play rock music, and drum away on the dash. We used to call in for some grub (bacon, egg, sausage sodas, etc) in a local petrol station then and stop every 20 minutes for a ciggie break. Those were the days.....
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Post by Gazza » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 15:17

When in stationary traffic always leave enough distance between you and the car in front, if he breaks down you can easily go around him instead of calling him all the names under the sun :D

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Post by Robert T » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 17:42

When you stop at traffic lights, put the handbrake on and take your foot off the footbrake - that way you don't blind the driver behind you. It also makes your brake light bulbs last longer! :idea:

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Post by henrycrun » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 18:14

Always Expect the Unexpected !

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Post by badboyblue » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 18:41

"Tee up the ball so the equater is level with the top of the face"
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"Grip it and rip it"

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Post by Dave8300 » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 18:52

Drive it like you stole it :twisted: :lol:
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Post by Dav » Sat 23 Jun, 2007 19:13

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Post by muppet » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 17:51

when in a Queue of traffic and in there is someone on a side street waiting to come out leave a gap and graciously wave then out and look at the look of confusion on their face the someone in a BMW is nice to them :twisted:
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Post by benelvin » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 07:38

I'll just reiterate the "leave enough space behind the car in front" comments!

I learnt that one on a wet M40 the week after my test. I was leaving 2-3 seconds like a good little driver when abut 7 cars in front there was an accident.

I quickly found out that an old peugeot 106 diesel doesn't stop as quick as the Ford Focus Zetec I learnt to drive in. Crunch. Bye Bye first car - 1 week old.
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Post by iball » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 11:24

When turning right from a main road into a side street, if you have to wait before you can cross the road, keep your wheels straight. That way, while you're waiting for a gap, if someone behind you runs into your rear you will be pushed forward and not into the path of oncoming traffic as you would if you have already turned your steering wheel.

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Post by spokey » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 11:57

When you're stopped in a queue, leave a big enough gap so that if the cretin behind you doesn't stop, you don't smack into the car in front. :evil:
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Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 11:59

For the guys out there, keep both eyes on the road at all times when driving and not on the mini-skirt going along the pavement.

Another classic from my driving instructor.
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Post by Robin » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 13:13

One handy driving tip is... Apparently statisics show the safest speed to drive down Oxford Street is at 130 mph as no one had ever been killed at that speed.
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Post by BenZ3-2.0 » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 14:14

if the gap looks to small it probably is!
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Post by cleomantra » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 18:21

If you see a green field inviting you to come do some doughnuts make sure there are no poles in the vicinity as I learn't ohh yes make sure the car isn't you mothers or you will never live it down :D :D :D


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Post by Roaders » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 09:53

Avoid the scenery.

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Post by muppet » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 10:01

Roaders wrote:Avoid the scenery.
If only someone had told me before i crashed my mates motorbike :oops:
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Post by estocks » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 14:47

If you get dazzled or find yourself blinded by fog, use the white lines on the left to folllow the road as you come to a stop.

Leave enough space in front of you to drive away in traffic in case you are attacked at the lights.

Leave your glovebox open when parked, esp if you have a TomTom.

When cornering, if the vanishing point of the apex appears to be getting closer, the corner is tightening up.

If a car is at a side turning and you think he may pull out in front of you, watch his wheels for signs of rotation.

Avoid unessesary sunday driving, some motorbikers are a suicidal menace.
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Post by Deano1712 » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 15:34

When pulling out to overtake on a dual carraigeway or motorway always look in your mirrors first and double check with a look over your shoulder - there is a big blind spot with a rag top!
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Post by color » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 16:04

Robert T wrote:When you stop at traffic lights, put the handbrake on and take your foot off the footbrake - that way you don't blind the driver behind you. It also makes your brake light bulbs last longer! :idea:

Cheers R.
An also, put the gear into neutral and un-clutch, or is that already included in your advice?

I've read that even though you have the clutch disengaged, it is not completely free (or something like that) and some wear will result from you sitting with the clutch disengaged.

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Post by Robert T » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 18:02

color wrote:
Robert T wrote:When you stop at traffic lights, put the handbrake on and take your foot off the footbrake - that way you don't blind the driver behind you. It also makes your brake light bulbs last longer! :idea:
An also, put the gear into neutral and un-clutch, or is that already included in your advice?

I've read that even though you have the clutch disengaged, it is not completely free (or something like that) and some wear will result from you sitting with the clutch disengaged.
Oooh! 'Ark at 'im! :wink:

You can do what you like with the clutch - I don't get blinded by it - unless it's smoking! :lol:

I was being serious - if it is dark and/or raining - in something a low as a zed, your night vision gets totally destroyed by brake lights of the car in front - you then can't see what is going on around you and this is dangerous. I was joking about the bulbs lasting longer!

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Post by SCORPION » Tue 26 Jun, 2007 22:19

READ THE HIGHWAY CODE.

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Post by color » Wed 27 Jun, 2007 07:56

Robert T wrote:
color wrote:
Robert T wrote:When you stop at traffic lights, put the handbrake on and take your foot off the footbrake - that way you don't blind the driver behind you. It also makes your brake light bulbs last longer! :idea:
An also, put the gear into neutral and un-clutch, or is that already included in your advice?

I've read that even though you have the clutch disengaged, it is not completely free (or something like that) and some wear will result from you sitting with the clutch disengaged.
Oooh! 'Ark at 'im! :wink:

You can do what you like with the clutch - I don't get blinded by it - unless it's smoking! :lol:

I was being serious - if it is dark and/or raining - in something a low as a zed, your night vision gets totally destroyed by brake lights of the car in front - you then can't see what is going on around you and this is dangerous. I was joking about the bulbs lasting longer!

Cheers R.
Well, actually I only did take any consideration to the part about putting on the handbrake, I do that sometimes if the light is slow to change. Gotta admit I did not read all your post too much in detail so did not catch your joke. :lol:

Still the advice on the clutch is serious, I did get this from a viable source. Cannot remember which right now . . .

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Post by SCORPION » Mon 09 Jul, 2007 20:44

One you don't learn before your test:
When leaving the motorway don't slow down until you are on the slip road (or deceleration lane). So many people slow before turning off which has an effect of slowing the inside lane a long way back. Most deceleration lanes are up hill and there is plenty of time to slow.

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Post by z head » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 14:13

keep your Z shiny side up !

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Post by Robert T » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 14:24

z head wrote:keep your Z shiny side up !
Sssh! Don't let Mike F hear you say that - his is as shiny on the bottom as the top! :wink: :lol:

When pulling out to overtake something, always look in your mirrors, even on a single carriageway someone might already be trying to overtake you. And when being overtaken yourself, move towards the side of the road to make it easier to pass you.

Do not do what a very silly lady did to me and steer halfway onto the wrong side of the road just as I tried to pass and then look surprised when you get an angry honk on the horn. It isn't funny being almost run off the road at 60mph! :head:

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Post by Gazza » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 14:29

Keep you eyes peeled for our two wheeled friends

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Post by Justin Time » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 10:23

Always watch what's going on behind as well as infront. If an impatient driver is behind, give more space in front, as that tailgater has less of an idea of what's going on around him as he/she gets more agitated.

Don't get the hump if you get overtaken, and likewise, don't get impatient when you can't overtake. Emotional state has a great impact on the standard of your driving.

And finally, (one tip i still haven't managed properly yet) keep your ego in check. Competition with fellow drivers on the road, whilst giving kicks, also results in tragedies. That's what track days are meant for.
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Post by eezy4 AKA Michael » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 11:15

Only a fool breaks the two second rule.
Only a C**t hits the car up in front.

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Post by muppet » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 11:32

eezy4 AKA Michael wrote:Only a fool breaks the two second rule.
Only a C**t hits the car up in front.
accurate and to the point :D
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Post by SpunkyM » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 13:07

When queing at a roundabout don't even look at the traffic going around it until the car in front has moved off. So many people look to the right as the car in front starts to move only to run into the back of it when he decided to change his mind!


Next one - remember to give way to oncoming traffic when turning left abroad!
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Post by Sniff » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 15:41

estocks wrote: If a car is at a side turning and you think he may pull out in front of you,
...then you're probably in Germany :evil:

Always put the car in neutral and use the handbrake when parking. My dad had a habit of parking the car, leaving it in first gear and not putting the handbrake on. Gave me a scare on a couple of occasions when I borrowed his car, I can tell you!

Actually the best advice my instructor ever gave me was when he took me to the local garage and showed me how to work the petrol pump. It was amazing how many of my mates passed their test and had no idea how to fill up :roll:
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Post by SpunkyM » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 17:02

My dad had a habit of parking the car, leaving it in first gear and not putting the handbrake on. Gave me a scare on a couple of occasions when I borrowed his car, I can tell you!
There is actually some logic behind that. Some cars are prone to the handbrake mechanism freezing up on a cold night or sticking through corrosion if stood for a long time. I also don't think it's a good idea at all to rely on the handbrake alone if parked on a moderate slope - leave it in gear as well.

You might be better off getting into the habit of just pressing the clutch in every time you start the car. I was always taught this on my lessons even if the car was in neutral.
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Post by Robert T » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 17:11

SpunkyM wrote:There is actually some logic behind that. Some cars are prone to the handbrake mechanism freezing up on a cold night or sticking through corrosion if stood for a long time. I also don't think it's a good idea at all to rely on the handbrake alone if parked on a moderate slope - leave it in gear as well.

You might be better off getting into the habit of just pressing the clutch in every time you start the car. I was always taught this on my lessons even if the car was in neutral.
There certainly is plenty of logic in that on a Z3! The handbrake on mine used to stick on quite frequently. The fix was to pull the handbrake on lightly whilst moving. I still leave mine in gear with the handbrake off if it is to be parked for any length of time! :lol:

I was taught to give the gear lever a good waggle to check that it is in neutral before starting the car - I now do this out of force of habit - handy habit to have when you do park on a slope and forget you've left it in gear. :D

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Post by Gazza » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 17:44

Keep your eyes open on tight corners when you are approaching so fast that you think you may not make it !!

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Post by Kipper » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 17:45

When stopped leave a gap between you and the car in front, if you don't and someone hits you from behind and shunts you into the car in front it's your fault from an insurance point of view - you hit him.

One for the ladies - do your make up before you get in the car, I was astonished to see the lady in front doing hers this morning. I nearly spilt my coffee over the crossword!

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Post by jamila » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 18:55

Kipper wrote:One for the ladies - do your make up before you get in the car, I was astonished to see the lady in front doing hers this morning. I nearly spilt my coffee over the crossword!
Haha, isn't drinking coffee whilst driving the same? I don't see anything wrong in doing my makeup at the traffic lights... us women know how to multi-task so its not a big deal for us :wink:

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Post by Justin Time » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 19:21

SpunkyM wrote:
My dad had a habit of parking the car, leaving it in first gear and not putting the handbrake on. Gave me a scare on a couple of occasions when I borrowed his car, I can tell you!
There is actually some logic behind that. Some cars are prone to the handbrake mechanism freezing up on a cold night or sticking through corrosion if stood for a long time. I also don't think it's a good idea at all to rely on the handbrake alone if parked on a moderate slope - leave it in gear as well.

You might be better off getting into the habit of just pressing the clutch in every time you start the car. I was always taught this on my lessons even if the car was in neutral.
Case scenario: My old man was off at the vet's to see to our collie/corgi cross dog, and had parked the mondeo up a slight incline from the building. The building was very nicely decorated, along with a window covering the majority of the front ground level, allowing very nice views of the surrounding countryside for those in the reception. That is until my dad's "Fix Or Repair Daily" mondeo's handbrake decided to give way and allow said vehicle to plunge headlong into the lovely vista providing window. Apparently it sounded like a hollywood flick when a bomb goes off :lol:

After 6 attempts at fixing the handbrake, Lifestyle ford in Tunbridge Wells finally fixed the problem, but left my dad to pick up the bill for the damage (which was covered by insurance thankfully).

Also, the old 500SEL of ours had a nasty habit of having its handbrake seize up if left in park for longer than a week

Moral of the story: Never trust a Ford to be reliable :evil: , and always use the gears if parking for long periods of time, or to assist the handbrake on any incline.
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Post by SCORPION » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 21:55

cnharris wrote:READ THE HIGHWAY CODE.

I'm feeling smug - I read it recently and learnt a lot. I thought I knew it all !
From the Highway code:
226: Parking on hills. If you park on a hill you should

park close to the kerb and apply the handbrake firmly
select a forward gear and turn your steering wheel away from the kerb when facing uphill
select reverse gear and turn your steering wheel towards the kerb when facing downhill
use 'park' if your car has an automatic gearbox.

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Post by mich » Wed 11 Jul, 2007 23:07

You never have the right of way unless some one gives it to you.
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eezy4 AKA Michael
Joined: Sun 04 Mar, 2007 10:33
Posts: 33

  Z4 roadster 2.2i
Location: Romsey

Post by eezy4 AKA Michael » Thu 12 Jul, 2007 09:26

Having posted only a couple of days ago
"Only a fool breaks the two second rule
Only a C**T hits the car up in front"
I was tail ended yesterday evening by a woman whilst I was waiting for traffic to clear at a roundabout.
At least she admitted it was her fault and fortunatly I was driving my daughters Corsa and not my Z4.

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Sniff
Joined: Thu 11 Aug, 2005 13:01
Posts: 210

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Erding

Post by Sniff » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 15:42

SpunkyM wrote: You might be better off getting into the habit of just pressing the clutch in every time you start the car. I was always taught this on my lessons even if the car was in neutral.
Yeah I do that every time now. Thanks dad :roll: :lol:
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BimBeema
Joined: Sun 16 Oct, 2005 23:55
Posts: 1753

  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: London

Post by BimBeema » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 15:49

Don't drink & drive or is that too obvious! :D

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AndyBass
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Joined: Tue 18 Nov, 2003 13:10
Posts: 803

  BMW other
Location: Barnsley

Post by AndyBass » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 17:21

On motorways move back to the left after overtaking. Don't be a middle lane hogger. Don't weave in and out past every car, be sensible and just don't hog the middle/offside lane for mile after mile when the lane to the left is emtpy. Oh, and drive if you're driving, phone if you're phoning. Don't do both at once :head:
We all have a photographic memory, just some don't take the lens cap off!

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  M roadster S50
Location: Belfast

Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 17:27

When out zedding especially in the summertime, bring the other half and a cloth.

Other half can clean the dead flies of the windscreen.....
:P
..they only take away from the look of the zed anyhow. :wink:
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