Re: Just Bought a '96 960 Wagon...
There's also a higher use of manual transmissions in UK/Europe, and the
roads seems to be more winding - making frequent use of the steering and
gearbox.... So this makes sense to me.
But when I'm driving to work/school on a grid system of lines and sideroads,
then major arterial roads that run predominately straight... or on the ultra
boring 401 express highway (apparantly one of the most boring highways
around - straight and wide for the most part) I don't see the problem with
having a coffee while driving... especially since most people drive an
automatic (sadly so do I.... the Volvo and one of the VW's are auto, and the
manual VW I never drive)... I never have coffee in a manual transmission
vehicle, and never when I know i'll be on a winding road, and NEVER in
"Peter K L Milnes" <Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> It is a darn good job that neither of you do any motoring in the UK. Here
> they will stop you and ticket you for eating an apple (amongst other
> things) whilst driving. UK motoring law says that you cannot possibly have
> full control of your vehicle whilst eating, drinking and/or smoking, let
> alone using a mobile 'phone. It is common sense, after all, to pull over
> if you need a break of any sort so that you are not a danger to everybody
> else on the road in your vicinity. Anybody caught doing such a potentially
> dangerous act, as you describe, should have his licence revoked and be
> made to take another driving test before regaining that licence.
> Cheers, Peter.
> "geotek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I'd have to disagree. When driving on a long trip, I can't drive without
>> a water bottle. In the mornings, I can't drive without my coffee (yes,
>> in a travel mug.) I consider these essential for safe driving. I want
>> to be able to reach down, grab my cup, and take a sip without taking my
>> eyes off the road ahead. I don't want to have to look for my cup.
>> "Peter K L Milnes" <Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com> wrote in message
>>> It goes without saying that they should be mounted where you cannot
>>> reach them when driving as a matter of safety. Cup holders should ONLY
>>> be used when stationary to hold cups with drink in them.
>>> Cheers, Peter.
>>> "powellwd3" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>> Here's what I did in my 96 960 wagon. Purchased two of the low profile
>>>> flip down cupholders that are listed on ebay by several persons. I
>>>> about $ 10.00 each. They can be mounted on any flat vertical surface
>>>> screws. Several folks on the brickboard website have used them. I did
>>>> want to use screws as to not permanently marr my console so I used
>>>> (actually 3M hook/pile, heavy duty, indo and outdoor fastener tape).
>>>> rated to hold 10 lbs. I mounted them on the center console just infrom
>>>> the inside portion of the front seat. Ensure you place them where they
>>>> are usable (too far back on the console and you can't use them with the
>>>> seat forward). They work great. They are close to OEM color and are
>>>> sturdy. If you send your email, I can send you some pics.