Advice from niece... please wear a helmet!

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by MontyVeda, 27 Jul 2015.

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  1. RoSPA are much tougher. I have held the Gold certificate for RoSPA for 23 years and you retest every 3 years if you get Gold or Silver (Grade I or II) and every year for Bronze. They are also much stricter as well. IAM is a one off, but it is a good place to start (or at least was 23 years ago). I have been an observer/tutor/whatever they are calling us this week for both, note the past tense. I quit 4 years ago on the teaching it voluntarily side of things.
     
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  2. Drago

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    So she thinks wearing a helmet is a physically effective and morally suitable substitute for drivers paying proper attention?
     
  3. Mugshot

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    @Drago, I didn't recognise you, have you had a hair cut?
     
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  4. Drago

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    I've let it grow a little bit!
     
  5. Wear a helmet Uncle Monty as I might drive like an idiot and mow you down.

    No Darling Niece, Put this helmet on while I slap you round the head really hard.
     
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  6. roadrash

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    @steveindenmark you are responsible for the coffee that i just spat out that now adornes my keyboard .........
     
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    MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    @doog and @david k .... what has any of this got to do with my niece or my helmet?:scratch:
     
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  9. RichardB

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    Heh. I disagree with a lot of the IAM's 'teachings', and as Satnav says the standard is not as high as RoSPA. It's basically good, everyday driving. I passed both car and motorcycle tests 20+ years ago by simply driving with due caution, good observation, and a desire to 'get on with it' when safe to do so. There is no requirement to re-test, just a hint that it 'might be useful'. However, the standard of their test is good, and if everyone drove according to that standard, there wouldn't be half the 'demon driver' threads on here. (I found the standard of the bike test far higher than the car test, by the way. It was tough.) I stick with them because the subscription is less than the discount it gets me with insurance, and because the letters in the magazine have enormous unintentional comedy value. But don't let anyone kid you that they are a superior being because they are IAM members. The test is the standard that the normal driving test should be.
     
  10. Licramite

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    with the numbers of people who don't have insurance or licenses seams ironic those that do would have to be re-trested.

    as for neice - tell her the next person she mows down could be you, so perhaps she should drive with that in mind.
     
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