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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #341
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Wait, WHAT? This is so stupid I cannot believe it. Do you have any source?
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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #342
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This is so stupid I cannot believe it. Do you have any source?
Do you really need a source to that?! Why is it stupid?
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Old March 28th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #343
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The law that tells you how to operate your gearbox? Only because some retards cannot do uphill starts?
And, in case of a manual gearbox, waiting for green signal with your gear engaged isn't exactly clutch-friendly. And environment-friendly as well.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #344
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The law that tells you how to operate your gearbox? Only because some retards cannot do uphill starts?
And, in case of a manual gearbox, waiting for green signal with your gear engaged isn't exactly clutch-friendly. And environment-friendly as well.
So they have this kinnda a law, we don't, why is it stupid? For Americans manual gear box is a problem, if the statistics are sad, why not introduce this law.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #345
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So they have this kinnda a law, we don't, why is it stupid?
Because it causes clutches to wear.
And, in case you didn't notice, the law that prohibits the use if neutral do not help the uphill start in ANY way.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #346
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The law that tells you how to operate your gearbox? Only because some retards cannot do uphill starts?
And, in case of a manual gearbox, waiting for green signal with your gear engaged isn't exactly clutch-friendly. And environment-friendly as well.
It is fine if you have the clutch fully pressed in, with the brake engaged.

It is also safer in the case of an accident - you have control of the car vs neutral, and if shunted from behind the car will stall if your foot slips, which is much safer than being ploughed into oncoming traffic/pedestrians etc whilst in neutral with no control.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #347
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Because it causes clutches to wear.
Yeah right! So what's the difference? If you start driving with 1st gear or you're in neutral and put into 1st gear, in both cases you use the clutch to drive.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #348
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It is fine if you have the clutch fully pressed in, with the brake engaged.
Only in the perfect world The mechanism that seperate the discs of the clutch (no idea about correct English name) ages pretty badly, so in older cars there still can be some friction even with the pedal fully deperssed. In addition you do not always press the clutch to full extent (especially when you are tired or in somebody's else's car).

And, what is most important, having to step on two pedals instead of one on every intersection is inconvenient.

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It is also safer in the case of an accident - you have control of the car vs neutral, and if shunted from behind the car will stall if your foot slips, which is much safer than being ploughed into oncoming traffic/pedestrians etc whilst in neutral with no control.
Firstly, if smashed from behind you'll gain some velocity prior to any foot slipping, and if the force was big enough to move your car with brakes on, the gear won't matter.

Secondly, slipping feet occur more often without any unpropable accidents. And when it happen (consider women in high heels) you'll bump the car in front of you.

Thirdly, you won't pass your driving exam here if you wait for signal with a gear engaged.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #349
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Women driving in high heels ....now THAT is dangerous! lol
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Old March 30th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #350
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Old March 30th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #351
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typical german lights - nothjing special, but i like them

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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:20 AM   #352
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As one of the the few dozen automatic transmission drivers in Europe, I keep the car in neutral during red light stops, but keeping the foot on the brake anyway. When "red-yellow" apperas after "red", I put on D and release the brake only after that.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 04:36 AM   #353
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I used to do that for a while, but after doing some research, I realized there is absolutely no benefit in doing it (the savings in gas are negligible), and in fact, there are some disadvantages (like putting unnecessary wear on the transmission). Of course, I still do it sometimes if my foot is really tired, in which case I put the handbrake and release the brake pedal after shifting to neutral
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 01:40 AM   #354
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:13 AM   #355
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:30 AM   #356
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In my city the traffic lights are pretty simple. Smaller intersections have only the 3-light signals with no protected left, while others might have it but only on the busier of the two intersecting roads.

One intersection also has a protected right because the approach of the street on the one side is much busier than the same street on the other side, so that stays red longer and allows for two lanes of traffic to make a right hand turn.

Most stop lights run in a sequences of

1: Protected Lefts from Road A
2: Straight ahead/right turn from road A
3: Red on all Road A, protected left on road B
4. Straight ahead on road B.

Some lights have switched now to a different sequence of

1: Green in all directions from "south" approach of road A.
2: Protected left turns red on south approach to road A.
3: Straight ahead traffic on "north" approach of road A turns green.
4: Straight ahead traffic on "south" approach of road A turns red.
5: Protected left of "north" approach on road A turns green.
6: Red in all directions for both directions of road A.

Repeat for road B.

I don't know if this allows for better flow of traffic... but they seem to be doing this on the busier intersections now... I don't really see how it would improve traffic flow.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #357
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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #358
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Old April 10th, 2010, 04:12 AM   #359
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Old April 10th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #360
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