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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Last post by VicW on August 14, 2018, 03:51:37 PM »
I have read several adverse comments on here about the inefficiency of the Jazz handbrake. I am on my fifth Jazz all of which have had satisfactory handbrakes that would hold on quite steep slopes. They do require a strong pull though.

Vic.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by John Ratsey on August 14, 2018, 03:49:45 PM »
Could this be the breakthrough in electric vehicles, that the world is waiting on?
Interesting and exciting research happening, here in Scotland.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45179722
Thanks for posting. Very interesting. Effectively pre-charged electrolyte.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by Jocko on August 14, 2018, 03:36:52 PM »
Sat nav is great. You just have to set it up before you move off. Mine is mounted at the bottom centre of the windscreen, impossible for me to reach with my seat belt on. I remove it from its clamp, set it up, refit it, fasten my seat belt and go. If for some reason I have to make a change I just stop in a safe place.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by Skyrider on August 14, 2018, 03:30:16 PM »
I was not meaning to condone the use of any device, built in or not.
Need to move with the times here, using a stand-alone satnav whilst driving now forms part of the driving test:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017
So not only is it accepted practice and condoned by officialdom, it's actually required.

You only have to follow directions from a satnav, the examiner provides it and sets it up. As Jocko says above the motorway gantry signs in Scotland specifically warn against seting up or adjusting them while driving.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by ColinB on August 14, 2018, 03:22:38 PM »
I was not meaning to condone the use of any device, built in or not.
Need to move with the times here, using a stand-alone satnav whilst driving now forms part of the driving test:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017
So not only is it accepted practice and condoned by officialdom, it's actually required.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by ColinS on August 14, 2018, 02:48:52 PM »
It's definitely inadvisable to do anything other than operate your vehicle and personally I dislike seeing people driving one-handed even if the free hand isn't doing anything. One of the advantages I claim for an automatic vehicle is less need to remove a hand from the wheel to operate a lever.

However suggesting that a built-in satnav is more legal than a phone in a cradle is simply not true. Both of them can be abused and both are potentially illegal. My concern is not so much that ColinS tried to denigrate phone use as the possibility that he might be seen as condoning built-in satnav use. Interaction with anything other than those controls which directly operate the vehicle should be discouraged.
I agree andruec.  I was not meaning to condone the use of any device, built in or not. As you rightly say, anything that distracts from driving should be discouraged.  I will still be changing gear for the time being, but I do have a loan demo HR-V CVT on Thursday, so I may be a convert soon :)

The more I read on the subject of mobile phone use, the more I see conflicting statements.  The only thing I can see that is indisputable is that you must not hold any device in your hand, unless making a call to the emergency services.  Of course most of the quotes one reads are from newspaper journalists.  The AA and RAC sites are quite good reads though.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on August 14, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Could this be the breakthrough in electric vehicles, that the world is waiting on?
Interesting and exciting research happening, here in Scotland.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45179722
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Back Brake & Handbrake on 2007 1.4SE.
« Last post by smilertoo on August 14, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
Just got rear discs and pads changed...and the car still rolls back on the steep hill i test it on; it must be the cable that's faulty.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by andruec on August 14, 2018, 09:52:51 AM »
It's definitely inadvisable to do anything other than operate your vehicle and personally I dislike seeing people driving one-handed even if the free hand isn't doing anything. One of the advantages I claim for an automatic vehicle is less need to remove a hand from the wheel to operate a lever.

However suggesting that a built-in satnav is more legal than a phone in a cradle is simply not true. Both of them can be abused and both are potentially illegal. My concern is not so much that ColinS tried to denigrate phone use as the possibility that he might be seen as condoning built-in satnav use. Interaction with anything other than those controls which directly operate the vehicle should be discouraged.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: bluetooth connectivity
« Last post by ColinB on August 14, 2018, 09:24:46 AM »
The problem is that you are not allowed to touch the screen on the phone for any reason while you are on the road.

Surely if that were true it would also be illegal to use the touch-screen built into the car ?

In terms of distraction whilst driving, operating the car's screen is no better or worse than operating the screen of a stand-alone satnav or phone being used as a satnav (provided of course the stand-alone device is mounted in a cradle and doesn't obstruct the driver's vision). Some people might say the built-in screen is more distracting because of it's insensitivity. I'm not advocating setting routes etc whilst driving, you should always stop to do anything complicated like that, but simply touching the device (eg to mute/unmute) should not be a problem.

I know that is an official government page but that is not what some Chief Constables are saying, or the AA for that matter.
Can you provide links or references to the alleged statements please so we can see what has actually been said ?
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