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Are automobiles killing motorcyclists and cyclists ‘by design’?

More Vintage motorcycles

According to the UK Police, many road traffic accidents are caused by “driver inattention” – pulling out without seeing an approaching motorcycle

Driver automation (driverless cars) is not the answer as it risks making drivers even more inattentive.
We know using smartphones whilst driving is dangerous, but banning their use may be only part of the solution to the problem.

Cottingham.tv is investigating car design and how it impacts on motorcyclists safety.

Modern cars appear to have front and side window blind spots, caused by increasingly large window pillars that may be causing “pulling-out errors” leading to serious road traffic accidents where the narrow motorcycle can’t be seen. Older drivers are increasingly distracted by in-car infotainment systems

http://www.hstoday.com/safety/ntsb-fatal-crash-involving-tesla-autopilot-resulted-driver-errors-overreliance-automation

 

More radical solutions are proposed, including safety aids for the elderly car driver – to be continued ..

For full details please contact nicholasrobinsondesign@gmail.com

With the full moon approaching tomorrow, we at Cottingham tv will not be trying to act like lunatics tonight! Only the Victorians thought mad people were affected by the Moon – hence the name ‘lunar tic’ was born. Looney tunes are related too and worth a watch!

Trying to always see the funny side of revelling. Ed.

February’s Supermoon

P.S. Tomorrow’s full moon is looming large – it’s a Supermoon, aka Wolf Moon!

P.P.S. Action heroes, were rabbits and loons everywhere – beware!  (although those in the know will tell you to be calm as outdoor root vegetables are out of season here now – but not, necessarily, in greenhouses 🙂

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A Haven for Engineers and Railway Enthusiasts

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September 2017 Walk-Round

East Yorkshire’s definitely getting the brewing business bug!

Click on link below to download zip file of walk around pics: –

Hi2

Link to Council site

www.peakstopfarm.co.uk

Nick

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Aldis choice products complement each other perfectly

Couldn’t resist opening the succulent strawberries for a nibble!

 


1. Cycle Route 66: –

Terrain successfully negotiated!

This route is not suitable for riding on with narrow-tyred road-racing bikes, however the editor managed it on a hybrid touring bike avoiding potholes, although he did suffer a split innertube afterwards, which was promptly repaired by conveniently-located Cottingham Cycle Centre

Although this route from Beverley to Cottingham starts off easily and smoothly, it turns into a dirt track after a few miles!

Directions from Cottingham-East

Approach from Cottingham

From Northgate, turn into Park Lane and cycle North as far as you can go heading past the growers towards the power pylon switching station  where the road turns into a couple of miles of dirt track. The cycle path route signs can just be seen on the lamp post (above, centre right)

Directions from Beverley

By Beverley Minster, take the turn off into Long Lane and follow the cycle route signs

2. Cottingham to Beverley via Dunswell Lane

From the Northgate railway crossing cycle North to Dunswell on Dunswell Lane for a few miles meeting the main Woodmansey road and turn left. Cycle towards Beverley using the cycle paths and at the Thearne Junction exit into Long Lane, also coming out by Beverley Minster

It may be possile to combine routes 1 & 2 to avoid rough terrain, but haven’t explored all the combinations. For more details consult: –

East Yorkshire CTC

Note to East Riding of Yorkshire County Council: Better signposting and documentation of these routes would be helpful to tourists as I’m sometimes asked for directions, but only just discovered these most scenic traffic-free routes today!

Tourist links for more cyclist-friendly routes

Send us your pics and movies!

Nick  (nick@eth.digital)

Thanksgiving Day: Food for thought and a time for ‘post truth’ reflection

By giving the News a helping hand ahead of unfolding events** rather than falsifying it, Cottingham TV’s editor has with creative and historical personality profiling and research successfully pre-empted events unfolding – is this also the beginning of a new ‘pre-truth’ politics*?

Ben Franklin pioneered particulate or granular money as popular printed-on-paper (aka cotton, green-back) currency denominations and accounting economics – mirroring his Electroscope (Franklin Jar) invention revealing the particulate nature of electrons and hence their flow and accumulation as electrical charge

Historical Analysis reveals additional similarities between President Donald Trump and Governor Benjamin Franklin – before the days of lawyers and litigation and the age of political correctness they’ve ushered-in: both were masters of invention, fabrication and the (social) media of their time with BF producing scurrilous defamatory printed leaflets about his opponents on his presses! Had modern online social media been on hand to BF as a ‘can-do’ pragmatist and empiricist who wasn’t so hide-bound by rules and regulations back then, democracy as we know it might well have turned out rather differently!

Profiling personalities to predict electoral success – forget the numbers – its about chatacter leadership style and charisma: Nigel Farage and Donald Trump – and Hilary Clinton as ‘rule-breakers’ and ‘rule-makers’!

A role we predicted Nigel Farage would be delighted to accept!

Read about Cottingham TV’s first major scoop

Celebrating with turkeys voting for Christmas – and what about the poor turkeys? 🙂

Read about American Thanksgiving

Analysis

The word “News” means ‘new’, or better, ‘what’s new’ (as it happens). In the German Language they call the news “Nachrichten” which means ‘after-wrighting’ which translates to ‘interpreting and reporting what’s happened after the event’ (post-truth analysis). This raises the question posed by Evelyn Waugh: should the newscaster ‘pre-empt’ the news by helping make it happen or should he/she remain a dispassionate or objective, even ‘scientific’ observer and sit on the fence **?

It’s worth noting here that those readers who are ‘of an academic or intellectual persuasion’ are encouraged to disregard the tabloid ‘popular’ press and read the broadsheets instead.

As a further aside worthy of a Mark Twain observation, ‘trust the Germans to leave the reader in suspense until the very end of each overly-long sentence where they gather-up all the important verbs and then spring ‘the truth’ on the reader catching him unawares – the shock of the News – it’s really quite shocking indeed!

Best left as is (the news, that is) and remain objective, as to interfere with it would make matters infinitely worse, as the more orderly, rule-based, pessimistic and perhaps more cynical and sensible Germans might surmize’!

 

Nick

Freezing cold wind and rain didn’t put of the thousands of spectators!

History repeating itself?

UKIP, Europe and last week’s High Court ruling – a latter day ‘Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot’ from a Pro-European View?

Celerating Guy Faukes and the defeated Gunpowder Plot

The Plot Thickens: Cottingham TV’s intrepid reporter Nick on the trail of the plotters – can you let us know whereaouts of the co-conspiritors hideout?

Uncovered: Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot memers lived out in East Yorkshire!

 

Nick

 

continue our walk round …