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Old 5th Jun 2016, 13:50
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People who dab their brakes randomly,for no apparent reason,when driving UPHILL.
Possibly because they've seen a vehicle coming the other way in the other carriageway? - that seems to cause some people to slow down always, I don't think they'd do any different just because they were going uphill.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 14:04
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No Gertrude,I did say 'for no apparent reason'.Roads not narrow and no traffic coming the other way.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 14:51
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People who dab their brakes randomly,for no apparent reason,when driving UPHILL.
They're not dabbing their brakes. It's the electricity flowing downhill to the rear lights and splashing against the glass.

The same as if you cut across in front of somebody. There not flashing the headlights; when they put their brakes on it's the current surging forward into the lights.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 15:24
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Then how do indicators work?
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 17:58
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When you corner the g-force pushes the electricity out to the indicator lights on the outside of the turn. These lights have cables with rubber insulation, so when it gets there the electricity bounces around for a while, making the lights flash.

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Old 5th Jun 2016, 18:12
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Then how do indicators work?
Well, some of us know the answer but there's many a Mercedes and Audi driver who obviously don't.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 18:23
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It's not the indicators that don't work, it's the brain of the driver that is the problem. Not exclusive to any make.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 19:44
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
When you corner the g-force pushes the electricity out to the indicator lights on the outside of the turn. These lights have cables with rubber insulation, so when it gets there the electricity bounces around for a while, making the lights flash.

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I hope I never find myself driving behind you as your indicators are always signalling in the opposite direction to which you're turning..
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 19:47
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I hope I never find myself driving behind you as your indicators are always signalling in the opposite direction to which you're turning..
Ah, but that's the clever bit, with judicious use of the right coloured wires you can make the electricity flow to the correct side. Electrons like to go down certain coloured wires in a particular direction, and that is why if you look at a car's wiring loom there's all different colours depending on which way the designer intends the electrons to go.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 20:10
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post
I hope I never find myself driving behind you as your indicators are always signalling in the opposite direction to which you're turning..
You can't expect to throw off a tailing police car if you're going to be predictable.

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Old 5th Jun 2016, 20:21
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Thanks to all who have given their thoughts and explained the reasons for brake lights being illuminated on cars travelling uphill.I feel I can sleep much better,as that mystery has now been solved
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 21:42
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Originally Posted by andytug View Post
Ah, but that's the clever bit, with judicious use of the right coloured wires you can make the electricity flow to the correct side. Electrons like to go down certain coloured wires in a particular direction, and that is why if you look at a car's wiring loom there's all different colours depending on which way the designer intends the electrons to go.
That's as good an explanation as any - anyone who's tried to deal with car electrics will know for sure that they don't obey the rules one was taught at school, Ohm's Law and suchlike
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 22:03
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People not picking up after their dog's done what a dog's gotta do.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 02:02
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[QUOTE
People who dab their brakes randomly,for no apparent reason,when driving UPHILL. [/QUOTE]

They're the same ones who dab the brake approaching every corner however gentle, sometimes when only the road changes colour, too !

Morons, have they no idea of the action of the (de)celerator pedal ?
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 05:56
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Was following a camper van (UK reg) yesterday whose driver slammed on the brakes every time a vehicle came the other way. My murderous intent turned to joy when he turned off into a one way road in one of the region's busiest tourist towns.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 07:24
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The very worst "brake dabbers" inhabit the outside lane of motorways, and they dab the brake because they are always too close to the car in front and clearly aren't capable of driving at a constant speed.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 07:59
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Bus drivers who think they are really driving in their own car on their own. a bus driver is in essence a "chauffeur" and a chauffeur's job is to drive properly, ensuring a safe and comfortable drive for their passengers.


I have been with too many bus jockeys for whom an on and off the accelerator pedal constantly on straight, uncrowded roads is the norm. Those who cannot find the correct distance from the curb when stopping. Those whose changes in velocity are never are smooth and well coordinated. They really haven't been trained well or are in the wrong jobs.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 10:02
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I would like to nominate drivers of short cars who park them between two long cars. There I am driving through the car park looking for a space, I see what looks like a spare slot to find some 500 fiat or similar lurking at the back of the space....

Oh and people who seem to be permanently happy and joyful, they must be one something....
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 12:48
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I would like to nominate drivers of short cars who park them between two long cars.
Gotcha! That's ME!! I've been married for 19 years and it's the only fun I get...
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 02:57
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Originally Posted by ExSp33db1rd View Post
[QUOTE
People who dab their brakes randomly,for no apparent reason,when driving UPHILL.
They're the same ones who dab the brake approaching every corner however gentle, sometimes when only the road changes colour, too !

Morons, have they no idea of the action of the (de)celerator pedal ?[/QUOTE]
I've been thinking about this, it's the only thing I don't like about cruise controls, the need to touch the brake to disconnect before a corner so the car will decelerate, yes I know you can cancel with the hand switch, but on the wife's car it is in an awkward place to just flick it off and it is 1 of 3 stalks on that side of the wheel.
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