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11 hours ago, Timmon said:

I agree it should be more accurate. But until we got the Corolla, we didn't have it, or I didn't anyway. The get out clause is that Toyota say the driver should be aware of their surroundings. In other words, don't blame us if we get it wrong.

Of course, I want to keep to the speed limit and observe the road signs. I always have. Touch wood, no points on my licence. But that's not thanks to the Corolla, I've only had it 9 months. Mind you, the Corolla is also very generous on the speedo, I think I am travelling about 4 - 6 mph slower at 70 on the speedo. Useful if you do creep a bit over on the motorway, speedo shows 75 but you are probably doing 69!

If we commit a driving offence, we can't tell the law that it happened because the display was wrong in the car. I agree the technology should not be there to confuse us. I guess just use it as a second point of reference, or if confusing, switch it off.

I think this technology is not to be relied upon,by all the comments we know that. It is work in progress, useful as a tool to warn you that you might have missed something, and make you double check.  In the future, when we have driver less cars, hopefully the technology will be 99% accurate.Which is probably better than even the best drivers are now.

So all I'm saying is that in my view, we always had to drive a car with little help from technology. I for one will enjoy carrying on like that, and use the tech as a back up curiosity only. The most useful thing in the Corolla for me is the built in Satnav and parking sensors! I would not want to lose those!

I totally agree with you. Rarely happens that I over speed, and I always try to pay attention to the road signs, and I always complain about people who over speed, or not paying attention to the signs, but as I mentioned, it happend here and there that I missed the signs not because I wasn't paying attention, but I had to check lots of other things at the same time, which sometimes makes me miss a sign.

My issue generally is as a foreigner I don't want to drive in a wrong way, and try to respect the laws to the best of ability, so for that I really like to have the technology on my side, and not to confuse me. The way that I see people are not very patient while driving, so I don't want to be a cause of an accident or such. Since I had an Avensis before, I could really rely the sign recoginition of that, and I was hoping Corolla would be even better which kind of disappointing.

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I've noticed an uptick over the last week of impatient drivers. I know that a lot of people would rather drive the A422 between Brackley and Banbury at 60 mph (the limit is 50) but generally speaking most seem to just resign themselves to sitting behind me. But this last week there seems to be more people who tailgate and overtake. I'm beginning to wonder if fear over COVID-19 is starting to affect how people drive.

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remember to keep a smile on your face when they get stopped by the men in blue for speeding and you just go at your 50 mph.

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8 hours ago, Catlover said:

remember to keep a smile on your face when they get stopped by the men in blue for speeding and you just go at your 50 mph.

Lol, yeah. I often mutter 'See you at Farthinghoe!'. That's a small village half way along. If they overtake before then I usually catch them up at that point. It's sad that so many don't seem to realise the futility of trying to exceed the speed limit. Even averaging the limit isn't a given since a lot of people can't drive the bendy bits at a decent speed.

In rush hour it's far better to just relax and go with the flow. You know it's going to take around 25 minutes so just call it half an hour and accept it.

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Completely agree Andrue

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11 hours ago, AndrueC said:

I've noticed an uptick over the last week of impatient drivers. I know that a lot of people would rather drive the A422 between Brackley and Banbury at 60 mph (the limit is 50) but generally speaking most seem to just resign themselves to sitting behind me. But this last week there seems to be more people who tailgate and overtake. I'm beginning to wonder if fear over COVID-19 is starting to affect how people drive.

Yes. I find the standard of driving generally is pretty poor. Don't get me started on mini roundabouts. speeding in town, especially in the housing areas and school areas, and general aggression towards fellow motorists! Tailgaters are a nightmare, it is basically bullying. I sometimes slow down even more. At least if they do overtake you, they are in front so if you keep back, you can keep an eye on them and be in less danger yourself.

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11 hours ago, Catlover said:

remember to keep a smile on your face when they get stopped by the men in blue for speeding and you just go at your 50 mph.

Men in blue? That would be something to see! I have not seen anyone stopped in town for many years, where most serious speeding offences occur. Remember the days when you were stopped for having a light out on your car? Or making a bad manoeuvre, or going down a one way street the wrong way? Never seen it in Brackley!

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41 minutes ago, Timmon said:

Men in blue? That would be something to see! I have not seen anyone stopped in town for many years, where most serious speeding offences occur. Remember the days when you were stopped for having a light out on your car? Or making a bad manoeuvre, or going down a one way street the wrong way? Never seen it in Brackley!

Brackley probably doesn't have enough serious crime to attract serious officers. Around me it's mostly a handful of ASBOs. But I do think the Police could make a killing by putting a few temporary cameras on the A422. It's supposed to be a red route so I say make the fastards pay.

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4 minutes ago, AndrueC said:

Brackley probably doesn't have enough serious crime to attract serious officers. Around me it's mostly a handful of ASBOs. But I do think the Police could make a killing by putting a few temporary cameras on the A422. It's supposed to be a red route so I say make the fastards pay.

Yes, agreed. They do have mobile camera's on the A43 sometimes. On the A422, they used to have them on the bypass bit, where you can see a hedgehog crossing half a mile away, but not where it is really dangerous to speed. The Banbury road in Brackley could do with a mobile camera. With a school there and drivers hammering down there, a bad accident will happen soon.

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