Ranjan wrote: New Duke wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:23 am
This thread has riled up my frustration with another reminder of what older drivers are rewarded with, despite the low standard of historic driving tests. Not to mention the lack of a compulsory theory test back then.
Ahh the misconceptions of youth, let this oldie educate you on the reality of the situation.
We oldies learned to drive on cars, real cars; you know three pedals, a gear stick, and a steering wheel; and if you had paid extra seatbelts and wing mirrors.
NO driver aids whatsoever but brains and skill and a steep learning curve which we all conquered to differing levels of competence, but we all developed some.
I now have a car which came with, and I kid you not….
Forward Collision Warning
Active Collision Avoidance
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Cross Traffic Alert
Active Cruise Control
Blind Spot Monitoring
Lane Departure Warning
Let alone the Tesla which drives itself to my office from home.
There is a huge debate that is considering whether this is creating a generation of skill deficient drivers and when I do any instructing of younger drivers I really have to start at the basics because their skills levels are diabolical. The biggest problem I have found is throttle application; younger drivers are so used to DSC that this really is a lost art.
So, I know who I would rather be a passenger with when the going gets difficult.
p.s., get a Range Rover, best tow car of all time.
Best tow car Kia Sorrento. Not many cars when a decent tow limit these days and I presume it will only get worse.
Now onto further thread derailment (please take my comments as sarcasm and a joke
Yeah you oldies had all the fun! Not only did you get to drive real cars you could get steaming drunk and use those extras such as wing mirrors to guide you along the hedges
speed cameras? What are they... CCTV on every corner for us these days with dashcams at the ready to catch you overtaking an oldie in their Jag.
Now the youth have to listen to old people tell them how good it was and how much better they are whilst most of them are financially sound because they brought their house for £5000 and actually get a pension whilst we have to try and buy over inflated house for 150,000 plus. Not forgetting some oldies thought technologies was a good thing and everything should be tech'd up to the max to help the new generation of brain dead snowflakes
so now we are left with IT for IT sake and most of the kick starters are well rich and couldn't give a hoot what they started.
It's all your fault you damn old people
my Dad can't reverse a trailer for love nor money but he learnt to drive in a Capri which is basically a locomotive on wheels.
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