I notice this more and more, maybe it's just me and I can't for the life of me think why?
-the turning circles on cars have changed?
-Is some sort of slingshot manoeuvre to gain speed on the exit of swerve ala Star Trek IV?
-Is this now taught in lessons?
No one is trying to crash into you fella some people are not as confident they may well have a bit more difficulty in judging the distance between them and the park cars. They just exercising a little bit of caution and like the other guy said, it’s safer to give yourself a bit more distance.I'm the green car in my lane driving normally, it's folks in the red car trying to crash into me head on rather than moving over a little I take issue with.
No one is moving out that far when there is oncoming traffic. Not sure why the subject of oncoming traffic and head on collisions is even being brought up in this thread.and massively increasing the risk of a head on collision to do so - I know which I choose, but everyone is different happily.
Because a small bunch of special idiots think swerving at 30mph onto side roads is "advanced driving"No one is moving out that far when there is oncoming traffic. Not sure why the subject of oncoming traffic and head on collisions is even being brought up in this thread.
No one is trying to crash into you fella
No one is moving out that far when there is oncoming traffic.
I do plenty of miles roughly 30k a year as part of my job. You’re post doesn’t quite add up. On one hand you say they they drive too far from the parked cars because they are scared of clipping a wing mirror, and on the other hand you say they prefer to drive head on into you risking a far more serious collision. I’ve seen what you’re talking about but not once have I thought that person is trying to ram me l, but rather they struggle to judge the distance on the opposite side of the car from where they are sat.I love the naivete, like somehow it's easier for you guys to accept the idea that I'm just making things up rather than believe that maybe, just maybe this happens to people more often that you think. Maybe I'm just being unkind, maybe you guys don't ever drive anywhere, ever, and thats why it's such an alien concept, or maybe that I've driven in places where the majority of drivers are bad, who knows
It's not advanced driving per se but is a demonstration of an understanding of physics. Someone who is able to safely maximise efficiency on the road by knowing exactly where to position their car when turning will be able to take this skill to a race track and "instinctively" apply it there with success at higher levels of speed. These techniques can also help you drive safely in bad weather conditions such as snowy roads (making a tight turn without kicking out on an snowy road can lead to spin out... and slowing down too much to make said turn can lead to wheels getting trapped).Because a small bunch of special idiots think swerving at 30mph onto side roads is "advanced driving"
I bow to you, oh driving god. Please impart us with all your driving techniques.I refer to it as more advanced because I actually calculated these things in my first few years of driving. I don't just drive to get from A to B like 99% of people out there... I actually practiced to become better than the average driver.
Do racing drivers take the tightest approach to a corner or do they take a wider thus smoother approach? These principles can also apply whilst driving normally. You don’t need to swerve over to the otherside of the road, as has been exaggerated in this thread in order to do it. It’s not advanced driving per se it just common sense.I bow to you, oh driving god. Please impart us with all your driving techniques.
The same principle applies though. You can take the corner much smoother therefore more stable and more speed if you want too. None of this has anything to do with swerving onto the otherside of the road though neither does it make someone a poor driver.You make the entry into the corner as wide as possible to minimise amount of steering angle needed and therefore carry more speed through the corner.
What this has to do with turning in a junction at 20MPH I have no idea.
If your struggling to turn the wheel in time making a 90 degree turn at a junction you probably shouldn't be driving.
Depends on the road in question though. Not all roads have pedestrians. Its part and parcel of being driver, you drive to the conditions of the road.You should be going as slow as possible into a 90 degree junction in case someone is crossing the road. Optimising the speed you carry through is never a requirement.