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  Reply # 1869920 21-Sep-2017 08:20
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It's a new world in which post-accident, even private cars have a full log of sensor data. Like airliner flight data recorders but perhaps even more comprehensive.


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  Reply # 1869922 21-Sep-2017 08:21
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Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1869925 21-Sep-2017 08:30
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Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?




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  Reply # 1869927 21-Sep-2017 08:33
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kryptonjohn:

 

It's a new world in which post-accident, even private cars have a full log of sensor data. Like airliner flight data recorders but perhaps even more comprehensive.

 

 

I think there have been issues relating to encryption preventing "authorities" from easily accessing that data - more something the manufacturers access to deny liability for warranty claims - and when someone wraps a hypercar around a lamppost or whatever, then selectively release data from the ECU to show that the driver had disabled stability control etc etc - so it wasn't the car manufacturer's fault at all that the vehicle was basically undriveable when solely at the hands of a human pilot.

 

If they started doing full data dumps and handing that over to authorities, then I don't expect that would be good for sales.


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  Reply # 1869930 21-Sep-2017 08:38
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Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.


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  Reply # 1869932 21-Sep-2017 08:43
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Fred99:

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?


 


Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?


I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.




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  Reply # 1869936 21-Sep-2017 08:50
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Whether some think it is a good idea or not, I have been using both feet for the brake pedal for more than 50 years when driving automatics, and have regularly switched to manuals and back, and have never had a problem. I do not do this to be first off the light and never have. I do not do it to imitate rally drivers. I do it because it feels better. Sometimes my leg just gets tired. It is a relief not to have to keep moving it back and forth. When I was young I enjoyed driving manuals and playing with the clutch. I learned to double-clutch and speed shift. Learning to brake with both feet was something similar, just another driving skill I enjoyed having. As I have aged, comfort and convenience have become the things that matter to me. I can drive a manual if I need to, but I prefer an automatic. And I prefer to use the most convenient foot for braking. If I make it to an electric car before I stop driving altogether, I guess I will have to learn a different way again. I use what is available to me, and don't use what isn't.

 

 





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  Reply # 1869938 21-Sep-2017 08:50
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MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.


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  Reply # 1869957 21-Sep-2017 09:17
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Coil:

 

MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.

 

 

Hope you normally drive on the right (left) side of the road.

 

If I was up against you at the lights, while driving my '88 non-turbo diesel Patrol with 2 1/2 tonne mass and 90kw maximum output, I'd put my elbow out the window, and rev it a few times in neutral just to egg you on.


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  Reply # 1869995 21-Sep-2017 09:34
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The best traffic light drag I've seen was in the late 70s by a guy in a replica? Falcon GT showing off in front of some nurses at the crossing. Unfortunately he was looking at them and not the bus he was following. The bus stopped just though the intersection and he ran into it with his wheels still spinning.

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  Reply # 1870000 21-Sep-2017 09:43
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MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

Why not? (That's how you're supposed to launch an auto car by the way)


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  Reply # 1870031 21-Sep-2017 10:15
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Fred99:

 

Coil:

 

MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?

 

 

 

I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.

 



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


Me at the lights every time.

 

 

Hope you normally drive on the right (left) side of the road.

 

If I was up against you at the lights, while driving my '88 non-turbo diesel Patrol with 2 1/2 tonne mass and 90kw maximum output, I'd put my elbow out the window, and rev it a few times in neutral just to egg you on.

 



Haha when I owned the Banana Car (Yellow s4 same as the video) I had quite a few people egg me on. It only had Twin 3" Stainless straight pipes from the turbos back (Straight as a pipe can get). 120-130dB on boost ;) 


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  Reply # 1870052 21-Sep-2017 10:34
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MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?
because I can, I hate being stuck behind cars that take off fast then absolutely crawl right up to the speed limit once out in front or drivers who take their time at the lights and basically causing everyone else behind to miss the phase. I don't do it to "race" I do it to get past slow drivers who don't have any consideration for other motorists.

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  Reply # 1870056 21-Sep-2017 10:39
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Couple of pet peeves -

 

Drivers that queue up at lights with a massive gap in front of them. Along boulevards with many traffic lights such as Quay St in downtown Auckland, this greatly reduces the amount of traffic that can pass through in each light phase.

 

Drivers that don't get moving promptly when traffic in a stopped queue starts to move. Each dopey prat in the queue that does this means another car further back doesn't get through on the light's phase.

 

Maddening.

 

 


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  Reply # 1870064 21-Sep-2017 10:46
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MikeB4:
Fred99:

MikeB4:
Dial111: Learned using one foot, trained myself to use both (in an auto). I like getting the jump on slow drivers at the lights, using both feet helps dramatically


Why?


 


Because he's in the human "race" perhaps?


I used to drive like that many years ago - until my wife told me that she could see a vein pulsing on my forehead.



So play ground driving. Myself I have had two near misses with red light runners so if I am first in the queue I wait for a short time after the light turns green. A few seconds are nothing compared to life.


No need to wait if you're observant, I was taught to look both ways before crossing a road and I apply that to cars also. Obvisouly, if you check each possible direction and see a car not slowing down, there's a good chance they are going to run the light. I don't put the foot down and try tree the lights on green, I simply accelerate before the car next to me does (not all the time, only with painfully slow drivers) to get past, no different to overtaking slow drivers on the open road.

Some posters here seem to just assume that I apply this every time I'm at the lights, which is not the case.

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