Rather than making rules for the lowest common denominator, we should remove those drivers from the road. That way we increase safety without losing speed. And as a bonus, we reduce congestion - there are too many drivers on the road, and the least skilled of them create a disproportionate percentage of the congestion… Read more
Most places I drive the speed limits are _LOWER_ than they were when my 1973 Ford was new with skinny bias ply tires and four wheel manual drum brakes. The few that aren’t lower are the same.
Yep, this was a bad idea. You will forget. Draw a diagram. Make copies. Laminate one and stick it near the inverter. One in your glovebox.
Wrong, this has been studied extensively. Speed limits have almost no effect on actual speeds. The range of speeds that the majority of motorists find safe and comfortable has nothing to do with the number on a sign and everything to do with the context of the road, traffic, and prevailing conditions.
I think one of the problems with speed limits here in the United States at least is that the limits are designed for 50+ year old vehicles in a lot of places. I can understand the limit being 35 in more residential areas, as studies have shown that pedestrian deaths increase very quickly above 32-35 mph. However on… Read more
They’re potential sources of failure, yes. Valves, electric pumps, compressors, and even heat exchangers can go bad over time. Still, the cooling systems really aren’t that complex.
I mean, just look at a modern turbocharged vehicle. It might have the regular high-temp loop for the engine (consisting of a thermostat,… Read more