Eyes peeled
MG Enthusiast|February 2020
This month Roger looks at other drivers’ habits and ponders whether autonomous vehicle lighting helps or hinders road users?

It is interesting to see how the effects of being highly skilled at doing a specific job affects how you approach life outside of doing that job. In my own case many years as a uniformed policeman and highly qualified vehicle examiner still sees me looking at people and vehicles around me with a degree of ‘auto analysis’ even now, some 19 years after retiring from that role.

I used to look deeper at other drivers and vehicle occupants with a specific view to look for people committing offences, be it something simple, such as driving an untaxed car, to myriad more serious offences for which they often gave away signals in the way they reacted to the usual liveried police car I would be driving. I don’t look in that way anymore but I still look at drivers, to assess whether they are concentrating on driving, and give a wider berth if they are clearly occupied by something else, commonly a phone.

A still very useful professional hangover is noting other vehicles’ registrations and, if it has a foreign registration, expect it to be lefthand-drive and this means their view to the right side and rear isn’t as good as it will be with a righthand-drive vehicle. This is of huge potential safety value if that vehicle is a large, articulated goods vehicle as, irrespective of how many mirrors they have on the right side of the cab, the driver’s view to the right side of the vehicle is never as good as it is for a right-hand-drive lorry.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM MG ENTHUSIASTView All

Love and devotion

Bob Nason waited eight years to get the car of his dreams and, 19 years later, he’s still smitten with it...

8 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

Tidy-up time

Craig continues his quest to save the modified ZS 120 he told us about in December’s issue of MGE and takes advantage of a break in the weather to focus on its bodywork.

3 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

XPress power

MGs on Track regular, Dave Pearce, has a range of MGs at his disposal including this rather special XPower SV-R.

8 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

Sparking memories

MGE reader Peter Morrey recalls his very first MG, his family’s experiences of the then-new MGA and advice from a chap with a bit of MG insider knowledge.

6 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

Gerry McGovern

When the MGF appeared, in 1995, it marked a return to the market for MG sports cars. MG Enthusiast caught up with the man responsible for the car’s styling.

3 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

MG's Twin-Cam engine

The Twin-Cam engine arrived in 1958 but was it a success?

3 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

Eyes peeled

This month Roger looks at other drivers’ habits and ponders whether autonomous vehicle lighting helps or hinders road users?

4 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

Dear Sir...

Paul Moran’s beautifully restored 1933 Midget J2 comes with some interesting documentation which illustrates just how the privileged new car owners of the 1930s dealt with the absence of a warranty.

6 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

CHEQUERED FLAG

THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED... AND WHY THEY ARE WORTH SEEKING OUT

2 mins read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020

2019 HSRCA SPRING FESTIVAL

The 2019 Historic Sports and Racing Car Association Spring Festival was run during a brilliant spring weekend, between 28-29 September, in Goulburn (regional New South Wales).

1 min read
MG Enthusiast
February 2020
RELATED STORIES

What Works for Me: Appetite for Redemption

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan pinballed from vice to hedonistic vice until life tilted out of control. Here's how he made it out alive-and shredded.

4 mins read
Men's Journal
April - May 2022

Hilary Duff

PARTING SHOT

2 mins read
Newsweek
February 11, 2022

Heels

ARROW VET STEPHEN Amell happily shifts from hero to heel for this winning sports drama.

1 min read
TV Guide Magazine
August 2–15, 2021 - Double Issue

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

The Ballistic Bronco Redux

4 mins read
Recoil
September - October 2020

'How I Do It'

Actress. Producer. Mom. Dog mom. Hilary Duff may just be the busiest woman in Hollywood!

1 min read
Us Weekly
November 25, 2019

IT WAS A DUFF MATCH

Damien's relief after emerging unscathed from St Pat's clash

2 mins read
Irish Daily Mirror
November 08, 2022

‘It’s broken heart of our community’

People faced with ‘tsunami of grief’ says priest

4 mins read
Irish Sunday Mirror
October 09, 2022

MARYLAND APPLE WORKERS FACE HURDLES AFTER VOTE TO UNIONIZE

The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize - a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #556

Dark Blues must be cup for it and try to make Mark

JIM DUFFY guided Dundee to their last two cup finals in separate spells as manager and reckons the only way Mark McGhee can hope to follow in his footsteps is by having a real go at Rangers.

1 min read
Daily Record
March 08, 2022

Hilary Duff HOW I TRY TO MOTHER

THE STAR SPILLS ON RAISING THREE KIDS WITH HER NEW GIG

4 mins read
WHO
March 14, 2022