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Post  Paladin on Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:31 pm

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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:04 pm

Waste of bloody money if you ask me,doesn't matter how carefull you are on some of the buses its gonna give you a red Mad
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Post  Paladin on Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:05 pm

From some of the forum posts I'm told that the system regularly clocks drivers at 100+ mph when the handbrake goes on...
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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:10 pm

Have had buses were you can go through roundabouts no problem but get a different bus on the same route and get a red.You can get buses were the braking seems 2 harsh and get a red no matter how easy you take. Evil or Very Mad Mad
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Post  Bristol LH on Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:23 pm

If fitted to Merc powered Solos, it starts to leak. Arriva SC and Worst Bradford have lost Solos that way to fire!

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Post  K1YRL on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:35 pm

I`ve been clocked at over 100mph.Told the green road champion(yes there is one) and he said that happens when the satellite loses you then picks you up further along the road.

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Post  madmentalmike on Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:58 am

I honestly can't believe First are wasting so much money on this...I we all know what is gonna cause accidents and what is gonna make passengers uncomfortable without a daft light telling us.

As mentioned above, these things always have faults as well, our version (RIBAS) does things like flashing Over Speeding when the handbrake is on, or even Harsh Acceleration and Harsh Braking at the same time Laughing

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Post  Sheep on Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:52 pm

I think i'd fail this miserably, I see enough red lights as it is without more on the dashboard than there already is!

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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:00 pm

I think I would have always have it in the red, as I drive Darts & Solos as semi autos, and if the box is a ZF or Voith, I use the hold gears! It is possible to get a B7TL to do less than 1 mpg!

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Post  Sheep on Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:03 pm

Bristol LH wrote:I think I would have always have it in the red, as I drive Darts & Solos as semi autos, and if the box is a ZF or Voith, I use the hold gears! It is possible to get a B7TL to do less than 1 mpg!

That's the only way to drive a dart, I got one to boil over the other day doing that on hills!

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Post  City Sprinter on Sat May 01, 2010 3:03 pm

Can't wait until city sprinter get the green road system ..lol red and dead Very Happy
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Post  Room Upstairs on Thu May 06, 2010 9:15 am

I'm not a fan of the Drive Green system, it was bad enough when they began tracking buses, but now they're monitoring everything you do. I wouldn't mind so much, but the system is obviously inaccurate and not calibrated in some buses, and to top it off you cannot tag off which means that another driver could drive like a maniac whilst your still tagged in and it rapes your score.

K1YRL wrote:I`ve been clocked at over 100mph.Told the green road champion(yes there is one) and he said that happens when the satellite loses you then picks you up further along the road.
How can it lose the satellite? Has it tried looking up? Boggles my mind when my satnav spends 10 minutes looking for satellite....look UP Suspect
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Post  Sheep on Fri May 07, 2010 2:40 pm

We have some 'new' secondhand buses in work with those on, not that they're being used - great fun seeing how high I can get it to go!

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Post  Daisy Dart on Fri May 07, 2010 3:38 pm

Do all First companies have these fitted, does anyone know??

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Post  Paladin on Fri May 07, 2010 3:53 pm

Daisy Dart wrote:Do all First companies have these fitted, does anyone know??

Don't think Eastern Counties or Essex do yet. Have a feeling Wales and Manchester don't either..
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Post  Room Upstairs on Fri May 07, 2010 4:18 pm

Aircoach in Ireland dont AFAIK
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Post  Daisy Dart on Sat May 08, 2010 5:42 am

Somehow I wouldn't have thought Eastern Counties would have it yet.

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Post  Bristol LH on Sat May 08, 2010 5:59 am

I think they should fit it to a 25 year old Leyland Olympian/Gardner, and shove it on a route with a modern bit of plasticrap, and see which is greener..Guaranteed it will be the Olympian...

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Post  Daisy Dart on Sat May 08, 2010 6:02 am

Bristol LH wrote:I think they should fit it to a 25 year old Leyland Olympian/Gardner, and shove it on a route with a modern bit of plasticrap, and see which is greener..Guaranteed it will be the Olympian...

What makes you think that??

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Post  Bristol LH on Sat May 08, 2010 6:12 am

DFor starters an old Oilycan does nearly twice the MPG of modern plasticrap..

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Post  L.O.Rider on Mon May 10, 2010 10:35 am

like everything my mob do it just doesn't work Laughing
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Post  Daisy Dart on Tue May 18, 2010 9:38 am

Palatine 2 wrote:
Daisy Dart wrote:Do all First companies have these fitted, does anyone know??

Don't think Eastern Counties or Essex do yet. Have a feeling Wales and Manchester don't either..

Yes Eastern Counties have the Green Drive System in place, as I found out today.

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Post  K1YRL on Wed May 19, 2010 8:36 am

The green road system is nationwide with First,so no matter where you work you are stuck with it. Sad

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Post  Daisy Dart on Wed May 19, 2010 12:24 pm

K1YRL wrote:The green road system is nationwide with First,so no matter where you work you are stuck with it. Sad

I managed to keep it in the green when doing my driving assessment Cool

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