On 13 Mar 2006 04:13:46 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Why would he be charged ฃ60?
Even mobile phone companies don't normally charge ฃ2 per minute, and
the police have nothing to do with that.
If you are suggesting he might be charged with an offence, you should
read the article, since it quite plainly states it was a hands free
And the law has exceptions for emergencies anyhow.
Alex Heney, Global Villager
You have a fine personality..but not for a human
I had a Rover V8 3500 SDi by the time I was 25, and although I only had
three and half years serious driving experience by then, knew perfectly well
how to bring the car to a halt from its top speed (of 129mph downhill with
the wind behind it*). This guy is a former [professional] lorry driver (why
former? - he is only 25), so he can't work out how to turn the ignition back
one notch and then control the car on wide straight dual carriageway
(motorway during part of his journey) - tell me another...
* we took it for a test - the limiting factor was the aerodynamics, which
caused it to scoop air under each side alternately.
"If you've read about manual transmissions, you know that an engine is
connected to a transmission by way of a clutch. Without this connection, a
car would not be able to come to a complete stop without killing the engine.
But cars with an automatic transmission have no clutch that disconnects the
transmission from the engine. Instead, they use an amazing device called a
So no clutch! A torque converter ;-)
Then you should know that a conventional car dry clutch is a switch which
facilitates drive or power transfer [or not]. It does exactly what an
electric light switch does. It switches power on or off. Would you describe
a light switch as a torque converter or a device for converting torque? No?
Then neither is a clutch.
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