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Thread: What's with all the boy racers with backfiring cars?

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    I guess it's a matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camor View Post
    Leave them alone, they're just young lads and lassies enjoying themselves. All this technical jargon about misfires doesn't matter. It's the old story, just cos you don't like something everybody else has to dislike it too. These kids are hardly criminal masterminds carrying out all sorts of badness, give them a break cos we were all young once.
    Time to pick on the older men and woman who cana go round a corner properly and forget to put there lights on and can't see 10 yards in front of them selves, also the oldies who think you can still put a clear bulb in an indicator lens, drive with low tyre pressure, and think they can park in the middle of the road and go get a paper, and never, never see a biker coming. I could easily go on and on about them.
    Time they had to resit a test after they reach 60, or at least a compulsory EYE test ! ! !
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    Time to pick on the older men and woman who cana go round a corner properly and forget to put there lights on and can't see 10 yards in front of them selves, also the oldies who think you can still put a clear bulb in an indicator lens, drive with low tyre pressure, and think they can park in the middle of the road and go get a paper, and never, never see a biker coming. I could easily go on and on about them.
    Time they had to resit a test after they reach 60, or at least a compulsory EYE test ! ! !
    a government survey into brain development proved that you need to be over 25 years of age before you should be allowed the drive . Would you agree or has your brain not reached this threshold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozy View Post
    a government survey into brain development proved that you need to be over 25 years of age before you should be allowed the drive . Would you agree or has your brain not reached this threshold.
    That should read,
    Allowed TO drive
    Eh ?
    56 and a holder of many categories of licence, and happy to be reassessed as I already have to, to hold my plant operators ticket's.
    And you ?
    When you reach a certain age do you think you should be reassessed?

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    Careful what you wish for with any luck you will be 60 one day too. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    Time to pick on the older men and woman who cana go round a corner properly and forget to put there lights on and can't see 10 yards in front of them selves, also the oldies who think you can still put a clear bulb in an indicator lens, drive with low tyre pressure, and think they can park in the middle of the road and go get a paper, and never, never see a biker coming. I could easily go on and on about them.
    Time they had to resit a test after they reach 60, or at least a compulsory EYE test ! ! !
    Why would you put a bulb in your cars lights? bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in lights. Do you plan on using a daffodil to inform others of your intended direction change?
    A surgeon can still perform brain surgery at 60, they don't need to re do their training why would a 60 year old motorist?
    A better option would be for new drivers to complete a resit annually for 5 years after passing their test to ensure that they do not forget the rules of the road and drive with consideration for other road users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davth View Post
    Why would you put a bulb in your cars lights? bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in lights. Do you plan on using a daffodil to inform others of your intended direction change?
    A surgeon can still perform brain surgery at 60, they don't need to re do their training why would a 60 year old motorist?
    A better option would be for new drivers to complete a resit annually for 5 years after passing their test to ensure that they do not forget the rules of the road and drive with consideration for other road users.
    New cars have clear indicator lenses requiring a yellow BUIB.
    Many certificates and licences require refresher training so as to continue in their profession.
    First aiders, machine operators, lorry drivers, etc.
    Your 60 year old surgeon (took a bit longer than a 40 min test) operating on your brain better be able to see, and I can assure you, through out his career he will be assessed continuously, unlike drivers who can pass a 40 minute test, not drive for years, send off a bit of paper, get it renewed, jump in car.
    We should ALL be assessed at intervals so as to be SAFE and not take someones life away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davth View Post
    Why would you put a bulb in your cars lights? bulbs go in the ground, lamps go in lights. Do you plan on using a daffodil to inform others of your intended direction change?
    A surgeon can still perform brain surgery at 60, they don't need to re do their training why would a 60 year old motorist?
    A better option would be for new drivers to complete a resit annually for 5 years after passing their test to ensure that they do not forget the rules of the road and drive with consideration for other road users.
    To be fair they are bulbs:

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...&storeId=10001

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    Last edited by davth; 26-Nov-15 at 20:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    You can assume whatever you like.I am not defending anything apart from perhaps a persons right to drive a road legal car where and when they want.So how do you modify an exhaust to make the car backfire?
    By removing both catalytic converters on a turbo charged car, which also makes it illegal and wont meet noise regulations.

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    YOUNG motorists are being offered the opportunity to improve their driving skills, free of charge, in an attempt to tackle anti-social driving in towns and villages in Caithness. The Roadwise Project is giving people, aged between 17 and 25, the chance to take part in the Pass Plus Course, without it costing them a penny.
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    Well that will get them off the streets

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    Do I even need to tell you what every known English dictionary says?

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    http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/...s-08102016.htm


    POLICE have reported a significant drop in the number of antisocial driving complaints in Thurso as part of a campaign to tackle the issue.

    The recent effort saw local officers working with the divisional roads policing unit to engage with drivers to promote a positive attitude towards driving and enforce the relevant rules of the road.

    They issued five fixed-penalty notices for exhaust offences,
    six antisocial behaviour orders against drivers
    and detected a number of other offences.

    The town has in recent years had a particular problem with anti-social driving
    with local councillors having reported seeing motorists speeding down residential streets,
    with another issue being high-powered cars and noisy exhaust systems.

    They suggested people could make a log of the problems to reveal a pattern of behaviour which could be tackled by police.

    The police were keen to target speeding, careless and inconsiderate driving, racing, noisy exhausts, drivers causing excessive or unnecessary noise and vehicle defects.

    As part of the campaign officers also ran two drop-in advice sessions and conducted numerous speed checks at various locations in and around Thurso.

    The campaign has now finished but officers are keen to remind motorists that Police Scotland will continue with high-visibility patrols and will take action regarding antisocial driving and other road traffic offences in Thurso.

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    shouldn't be to difficult with a bit o help.......to identify the less than 10 cars that pop away here night after night....

    coming to wick soon...silence of a evening ...at last...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/...s-08102016.htm


    POLICE have reported a significant drop in the number of antisocial driving complaints in Thurso as part of a campaign to tackle the issue.

    The recent effort saw local officers working with the divisional roads policing unit to engage with drivers to promote a positive attitude towards driving and enforce the relevant rules of the road.

    They issued five fixed-penalty notices for exhaust offences,
    six antisocial behaviour orders against drivers
    and detected a number of other offences.

    The town has in recent years had a particular problem with anti-social driving
    with local councillors having reported seeing motorists speeding down residential streets,
    with another issue being high-powered cars and noisy exhaust systems.

    They suggested people could make a log of the problems to reveal a pattern of behaviour which could be tackled by police.

    The police were keen to target speeding, careless and inconsiderate driving, racing, noisy exhausts, drivers causing excessive or unnecessary noise and vehicle defects.

    As part of the campaign officers also ran two drop-in advice sessions and conducted numerous speed checks at various locations in and around Thurso.

    The campaign has now finished but officers are keen to remind motorists that Police Scotland will continue with high-visibility patrols and will take action regarding antisocial driving and other road traffic offences in Thurso.

    .......................

    shouldn't be to difficult with a bit o help.......to identify the less than 10 cars that pop away here night after night....

    coming to wick soon...silence of a evening ...at last...

    dx
    Here we go again.
    It's all very well having a dig at the youngsters of today modifying there motors and adding upgrades and making there presence felt, after all that's how mankind and technology evolves, we all did it one-way or another, yes they'll get gurned at, find and prosecuted, driving points and the like, that's what life and progress is about, THAT'S the thrill.
    Wish I had my youth back, o well 10 o'clock time for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    Here we go again.
    It's all very well having a dig at the youngsters of today modifying there motors and adding upgrades and making there presence felt, after all that's how mankind and technology evolves, we all did it one-way or another, yes they'll get gurned at, find and prosecuted, driving points and the like, that's what life and progress is about.
    Except, these kids aren't evolving anything. They are making no progress. Wasting money on fuel and pointless noise mods isn't technology advancing it is stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teal View Post
    Except, these kids aren't evolving anything. They are making no progress. Wasting money on fuel and pointless noise mods isn't technology advancing it is stupidity.
    The vehicle modification and accessories industry is massive in the UK, I cant remember the figures but it runs into the billions I think.
    If no one carried out the mods be it for performance, economy, appearance, sound, safety or whatever then we would all still be driving about in the maxi or metro, as cars would be sen as just an item to get one from A to B. In reality it is much more than that, used as an extension to a persons soul in some cases, some folk spend a lot more time behind the wheel than they do in their own home.
    W.A.T.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    The vehicle modification and accessories industry is massive in the UK, I cant remember the figures but it runs into the billions I think.
    If no one carried out the mods be it for performance, economy, appearance, sound, safety or whatever then we would all still be driving about in the maxi or metro, as cars would be sen as just an item to get one from A to B. In reality it is much more than that, used as an extension to a persons soul in some cases, some folk spend a lot more time behind the wheel than they do in their own home.
    Then they grow up.

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