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  #1706374 20-Jan-2017 12:39
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floydbloke:

 

dickytim: What gets me is that "Peter" should have known better!

 

 

 

Could be this guy,

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_public.asp?user_id=72307

 

He's known to be pretty vocal.

 

 

 

 

Haha, you got me there!


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  #1706435 20-Jan-2017 14:23
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dickytim:

 

I was on a P1 under lights with my fiancé on Monday and no one would let us in! It was less about being heard or seen, just people not willing to let us cross.

 

I did wonder if those people thought, what if it is my partner, friend or child they are going to help?

 

This system would be awesome!

 

 

 

 

Reckon ambos should be given Humvee's with snowploughs on the front.


 
 
 
 


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  #1706591 20-Jan-2017 19:00
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Or they could have police motorcycle outriders for ambulances like they have in the Netherlands.

 

      


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  #1706592 20-Jan-2017 19:15
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robcreid:

 

Or they could have police motorcycle outriders for ambulances like they have in the Netherlands.

 

      

 

 

It looks like plenty of spare cops and not much traffic..





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  #1706607 20-Jan-2017 20:00
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Lucky I have eyes and mirrors (unlike most people from what I see daily) because I actually still listen to CDs, and my car has awesome sound-proofing... Right down to the double-glazed windows on everything but the windscreen. I can have a harley next to me at the lights and can't hear it.

 

But like I said, I have eyes, and being an ex-truck driver, I know how mirrors work, and how often to use them. 

 

I've never held up an emergency services vehicle yet.

 

 

 

 

 

PS, back  in the day, I actually complained to transport company about a light truck driver using full headphones while driving.... It took months before they decided to do something.




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  #1706755 20-Jan-2017 23:10
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dickytim:

 

Apparently in other places in Europe they do have this system in action, I spoke to SWMBO about this.

 

As for the RDS, my Alpine unit had this function, and I think it does interrupt all input, but it is a function that a user can turn off! Also a lot of people are driving with headphones on these days, freaking dangerous but I'd say there are a lot of people that do this.

 

They are generally very distracted and will sit in the fast lane doing 80km/h!

 

 

 

 

I'm almost sorry to have to ask whether driving with headphones is legal? It would not be in any sane place but this is NZ...






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  #1706787 21-Jan-2017 02:05

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dickytim:

 

Apparently in other places in Europe they do have this system in action, I spoke to SWMBO about this.

 

As for the RDS, my Alpine unit had this function, and I think it does interrupt all input, but it is a function that a user can turn off! Also a lot of people are driving with headphones on these days, freaking dangerous but I'd say there are a lot of people that do this.

 

They are generally very distracted and will sit in the fast lane doing 80km/h!

 

 

 

 

I'm almost sorry to have to ask whether driving with headphones is legal? It would not be in any sane place but this is NZ...

 

 

 

 

I know of a company that presumably has a "no listening to the radio while driving" policy. As all of their cars have had the factory radios removed. So the staff use headphones with an ipod/cellphone. Or stick a portable worksite radio in the car. So they will definitely have to look away from the road to operate the radio.

 

Gotta love company safety policies. Thankfully I never had the misfortune of being employed by them.






 
 
 
 


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  #1706792 21-Jan-2017 03:24
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Aredwood:And would it work on cars that have Jap radios?

 

 

 

 

c'mon!!! really???
as someone who has Japanese family members that term is regarded as being pretty offensive


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  #1707128 21-Jan-2017 20:02
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I recall reading in the new waterview tunnel they will be able to broadcast emergency messages over drivers radio's. 


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  #1707177 21-Jan-2017 20:49
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icekayak:

 

I recall reading in the new waterview tunnel they will be able to broadcast emergency messages over drivers radio's. 

 

 

Same as Lyttelton Tunnel. Theres a FM broadcaster blasting down the tunnel with the major stations on the same frequencies as outside the tunnel. Your radio doesn't die. And they can report slow down etc.

 

Caught me out a few times when someone cuts in and goes 'don't forget to keep a safe following distance, and turn on your park lights'


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  #1707281 22-Jan-2017 08:02
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Also in the Victoria Park Tunnel





Hmmmm


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