- Sep 23, 2014
- Funster No
- Swift Kon-Tiki 640
- Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
This is the point isnt it. The Authorities put inaccurate information up and then are surprised when people ignore them. Ive been to places in a lorry where the signage says you can't get but actually you can and there are businesses down there.I'll own up to cutting across the back of Rye town centre and ignoring the 6'6" width as it's a lot easier than taking the main road around due to all the parked cars. But I know the road well and you could get an artic down even with cars parked at the side.
Landgate is the road with a 6"6' retriction.
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We went metric for measurements in the 70's so why are road signs still in feet & inches 50 years later, madness.I wonder if it confuses because motorhomes are measured in metres, roadsigns are in feet and inches. At least one of those shown was rented, there needs to be a clear sign somewhere in the van saying it will not fit through a 6ft 6 width restricted gap
I find the opposite in our 'A' Class N&B Arto with a very large windscreen, which I think could easily be mistaken for a 16 passenger bus. Even quite big trucks stop for us.I've found that on a narrow road, oncoming traffic will pull in to the side if they see a bus or bin wagon coming towards them, but they rarely make the space for you if you're in a motorhome ?
Got the T shirt on that one. In our previous Adria C class we decided to park in the NT car park.Or the road to the car park at the Lizard. I barely get down it
For the over 60's ?We went metric for measurements in the 70's so why are road signs still in feet & inches 50 years later, madness.
It happens with metric as well, all drawing's I receive should be in mm but occasionally someone will send it in cm or worse still I've had them come with a combination of both!For the over 60's ?
The teaching of the Imperial system (and £/S/D) was dropped from the official school cerriculum in September 1966.
(Some schools continued to teach it though, and suprisingly more schools taught it in the 1980's than in the 1970's !)
The contuined use of imperial measument continues to cause millions of pounds of damages every year.
The classic being the US$ 2 billion Mars Lander where NASA had specced the thrust required in KG and Lockheed assumed it was LB. Result is after a 6 month flight the craft crashed into Mars.
We chippies use the nearest mark on the tape to what were measuringMr Stonemags is a joiner, and he uses a mixture of both imperial and metric, with to me no logic! Leads to endless confusion for me when measuring anything or helping with DIY! Although that was not our excuse when we very nearly had to live out the rest of our lives in the small Spanish village of Lubrin due to an ever narrowing road and a very awkward turn!
Recently bought a sheet of 8' x 4' plywood, but of course it was labeled as 2440mm x 1220mm.Still ask for timber in imperial even though that was changed years ago.
Yep some sheet material is still produced in imperial.Recently bought a sheet of 8' x 4' plywood, but of course it was labeled as 2440mm x 1220mm.
A news report on the BBC, (some time ago), stated that a stolen and damaged car was driven for over two kilometres at speeds of up to 70mph.