General Chat Thread, Got a spare 5 mins - Need your help! in General; Originally Posted by elsiegee40
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28th February 2009, 07:50 PM #16
LOL totally forgot, just heard the accent, please forgive me SYNACK
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
28th February 2009, 08:52 PM #17
I live in the countryside and there are so many fatal accidents (one just last week) where young kids who've just passed their test go out and kill themselves and their friends.
Adverts like these need to be played in schools in the hope that it scares them into not speeding. All other advanced driving tests, discussions etc have been done but they are not haveing any effect.
1st March 2009, 09:46 AM #18
As I understand it - and I could be wrong - it's down to revolutions per minute compared to the size and weight of the car. If the engine cannot accelerate safely when say, overtaking then it is deemed dangerous, but to give that safety the engine must be able to propel the vehicle forward at a reasonable speed. However, and this is where it gets complicated, the gearbox has to be built to take all the pressures placed upon it by the engine which basically means higher gear ratios.
Originally Posted by Michael
Most manufacturers do take advantage of this and promote there cars as being quicker than their rivals. A change is starting to occur though as all cars in the UK are limited to 155mph and the need to reduce fuel emissions is having an effect.
1st March 2009, 11:31 AM #19
Interesting theory Alan. I'm not sure whether cars today are lighter than cars manufacturerd 50 years ago (I would of thought they would be). I stumbled across this and this which is interesting. Definitely looks like something could be in the pipeline after all.
1st March 2009, 09:57 PM #20
2nd March 2009, 08:38 AM #21
Its probably also that they don't want to risk the chance that cars won't start because one sensor's malfunctioned.
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