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A dress code for cinemas and new technology to stop drivers speeding! Big brother is truly watching you.

On this, for me bonus edition of the show, we reported on the fact that some cinemas seem to be imposing a dress code for teenage boys, but only when viewing certain films, and we also learnt about new technology being introduced for drivers on the continent, but which might also be introduced here as well.

But first off we headed off to the cinema where it seems that some cinemas are now imposing a dress code for watching certain films.

One mum was furious after her son was turned away from a screening of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” just because one of his pals was wearing a shirt!

Clare Harrison, 52, had taken her 12-year-old son Charlie and four of his friends to go and see the film last Saturday 2 July but they were all turned away from the Odeon Cinema on James Street West in Bath, Somerset, because one of the boys was wearing a shirt.

She had dropped them off at the door of the cinema, and then Charlie rang her not long after to say they’d been kicked out.

After being told to leave, Charlie and his friends tried to cover up their friend’s shirt with a jumper but were again denied entry because staff could see ‘a bit of shirt hanging out’. 

Claire said, ”It was just stupid because there was no warning, no sign, even though you’d think they’d have one to cover their backs, nor anything on their website.”

Apparently this dress code has been introduced in some cinemas because some large groups of boys have apparently been turning up to watch the film wearing suits and branding themselves ‘gentleminions’ resulting in groups becoming disruptive.

So now you know!

Meanwhile beware especially if you’re planning on buying a new car because the EU just introduced a new law which aims to force drivers to stay within the speed limit. 

But why worry? After all we’re no longer in the EU.

In spite of this the UK government has tended to stick to EU rules to make the import and export of new vehicles easier. And in any event if you take your car on the continent you may be forced to have the technology retro-fitted.

From 6th July all new cars sold in the EU will have had to have been fitted with a new piece of technology that can detect when a driver is speeding and automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle. 

It’s called Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) and even cars that are already in circulation will have to have the technology retro-fitted by 7 July 2024.

Technology to limit the speed of cars is nothing new or revolutionary, but using GPS data and camera recognition, the intelligent speed limiter takes the control out of the driver’s hands and reduces the speed of the vehicle automatically when it detects that the driver is exceeding the limit.

Now this development might account for an issue that I recently experienced after the SATNAV equipment installed in my car had been upgraded during a routine service. After the upgrade if I exceeded the speed limit – even by just 1MPH, the system started bonging loudly and turned the radio down. In the end I was forced to disable the facility.

Here a spokesperson for the Department for Transport said no definitive decision has been taken on the rule changes yet.

They said: “The UK’s departure from the EU provides us with the platform to capitalise on our regulatory freedoms and make decisions that are right for Great Britain and benefit road safety. We’re currently assessing the vehicle safety technologies included in the EU’s General Safety Regulation and a decision will be taken in due course as to whether to mandate any of those in Great Britain.”

So there you are – you have been warned!

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

             

A dress code for cinemas and new technology to stop drivers speeding! Big brother is truly watching you.

On this, for me bonus edition of the show, we reported on the fact that some cinemas seem to be imposing a dress code for teenage boys, but only when viewing certain films, and we also learnt about new technology being introduced for drivers on the continent, but which might also be introduced here as well.

But first off we headed off to the cinema where it seems that some cinemas are now imposing a dress code for watching certain films.

One mum was furious after her son was turned away from a screening of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” just because one of his pals was wearing a shirt!

Clare Harrison, 52, had taken her 12-year-old son Charlie and four of his friends to go and see the film last Saturday 2 July but they were all turned away from the Odeon Cinema on James Street West in Bath, Somerset, because one of the boys was wearing a shirt.

She had dropped them off at the door of the cinema, and then Charlie rang her not long after to say they’d been kicked out.

After being told to leave, Charlie and his friends tried to cover up their friend’s shirt with a jumper but were again denied entry because staff could see ‘a bit of shirt hanging out’. 

Claire said, ”It was just stupid because there was no warning, no sign, even though you’d think they’d have one to cover their backs, nor anything on their website.”

Apparently this dress code has been introduced in some cinemas because some large groups of boys have apparently been turning up to watch the film wearing suits and branding themselves ‘gentleminions’ resulting in groups becoming disruptive.

So now you know!

Meanwhile beware especially if you’re planning on buying a new car because the EU just introduced a new law which aims to force drivers to stay within the speed limit. 

But why worry? After all we’re no longer in the EU.

In spite of this the UK government has tended to stick to EU rules to make the import and export of new vehicles easier. And in any event if you take your car on the continent you may be forced to have the technology retro-fitted.

From 6th July all new cars sold in the EU will have had to have been fitted with a new piece of technology that can detect when a driver is speeding and automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle. 

It’s called Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) and even cars that are already in circulation will have to have the technology retro-fitted by 7 July 2024.

Technology to limit the speed of cars is nothing new or revolutionary, but using GPS data and camera recognition, the intelligent speed limiter takes the control out of the driver’s hands and reduces the speed of the vehicle automatically when it detects that the driver is exceeding the limit.

Now this development might account for an issue that I recently experienced after the SATNAV equipment installed in my car had been upgraded during a routine service. After the upgrade if I exceeded the speed limit – even by just 1MPH, the system started bonging loudly and turned the radio down. In the end I was forced to disable the facility.

Here a spokesperson for the Department for Transport said no definitive decision has been taken on the rule changes yet.

They said: “The UK’s departure from the EU provides us with the platform to capitalise on our regulatory freedoms and make decisions that are right for Great Britain and benefit road safety. We’re currently assessing the vehicle safety technologies included in the EU’s General Safety Regulation and a decision will be taken in due course as to whether to mandate any of those in Great Britain.”

So there you are – you have been warned!

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

             

A dress code for cinemas and new technology to stop drivers speeding! Big brother is truly watching you.

On this, for me bonus edition of the show, we reported on the fact that some cinemas seem to be imposing a dress code for teenage boys, but only when viewing certain films, and we also learnt about new technology being introduced for drivers on the continent, but which might also be introduced here as well.

But first off we headed off to the cinema where it seems that some cinemas are now imposing a dress code for watching certain films.

One mum was furious after her son was turned away from a screening of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” just because one of his pals was wearing a shirt!

Clare Harrison, 52, had taken her 12-year-old son Charlie and four of his friends to go and see the film last Saturday 2 July but they were all turned away from the Odeon Cinema on James Street West in Bath, Somerset, because one of the boys was wearing a shirt.

She had dropped them off at the door of the cinema, and then Charlie rang her not long after to say they’d been kicked out.

After being told to leave, Charlie and his friends tried to cover up their friend’s shirt with a jumper but were again denied entry because staff could see ‘a bit of shirt hanging out’. 

Claire said, ”It was just stupid because there was no warning, no sign, even though you’d think they’d have one to cover their backs, nor anything on their website.”

Apparently this dress code has been introduced in some cinemas because some large groups of boys have apparently been turning up to watch the film wearing suits and branding themselves ‘gentleminions’ resulting in groups becoming disruptive.

So now you know!

Meanwhile beware especially if you’re planning on buying a new car because the EU just introduced a new law which aims to force drivers to stay within the speed limit. 

But why worry? After all we’re no longer in the EU.

In spite of this the UK government has tended to stick to EU rules to make the import and export of new vehicles easier. And in any event if you take your car on the continent you may be forced to have the technology retro-fitted.

From 6th July all new cars sold in the EU will have had to have been fitted with a new piece of technology that can detect when a driver is speeding and automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle. 

It’s called Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) and even cars that are already in circulation will have to have the technology retro-fitted by 7 July 2024.

Technology to limit the speed of cars is nothing new or revolutionary, but using GPS data and camera recognition, the intelligent speed limiter takes the control out of the driver’s hands and reduces the speed of the vehicle automatically when it detects that the driver is exceeding the limit.

Now this development might account for an issue that I recently experienced after the SATNAV equipment installed in my car had been upgraded during a routine service. After the upgrade if I exceeded the speed limit – even by just 1MPH, the system started bonging loudly and turned the radio down. In the end I was forced to disable the facility.

Here a spokesperson for the Department for Transport said no definitive decision has been taken on the rule changes yet.

They said: “The UK’s departure from the EU provides us with the platform to capitalise on our regulatory freedoms and make decisions that are right for Great Britain and benefit road safety. We’re currently assessing the vehicle safety technologies included in the EU’s General Safety Regulation and a decision will be taken in due course as to whether to mandate any of those in Great Britain.”

So there you are – you have been warned!

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

             

A dress code for cinemas and new technology to stop drivers speeding! Big brother is truly watching you.

On this, for me bonus edition of the show, we reported on the fact that some cinemas seem to be imposing a dress code for teenage boys, but only when viewing certain films, and we also learnt about new technology being introduced for drivers on the continent, but which might also be introduced here as well.

But first off we headed off to the cinema where it seems that some cinemas are now imposing a dress code for watching certain films.

One mum was furious after her son was turned away from a screening of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” just because one of his pals was wearing a shirt!

Clare Harrison, 52, had taken her 12-year-old son Charlie and four of his friends to go and see the film last Saturday 2 July but they were all turned away from the Odeon Cinema on James Street West in Bath, Somerset, because one of the boys was wearing a shirt.

She had dropped them off at the door of the cinema, and then Charlie rang her not long after to say they’d been kicked out.

After being told to leave, Charlie and his friends tried to cover up their friend’s shirt with a jumper but were again denied entry because staff could see ‘a bit of shirt hanging out’. 

Claire said, ”It was just stupid because there was no warning, no sign, even though you’d think they’d have one to cover their backs, nor anything on their website.”

Apparently this dress code has been introduced in some cinemas because some large groups of boys have apparently been turning up to watch the film wearing suits and branding themselves ‘gentleminions’ resulting in groups becoming disruptive.

So now you know!

Meanwhile beware especially if you’re planning on buying a new car because the EU just introduced a new law which aims to force drivers to stay within the speed limit. 

But why worry? After all we’re no longer in the EU.

In spite of this the UK government has tended to stick to EU rules to make the import and export of new vehicles easier. And in any event if you take your car on the continent you may be forced to have the technology retro-fitted.

From 6th July all new cars sold in the EU will have had to have been fitted with a new piece of technology that can detect when a driver is speeding and automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle. 

It’s called Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) and even cars that are already in circulation will have to have the technology retro-fitted by 7 July 2024.

Technology to limit the speed of cars is nothing new or revolutionary, but using GPS data and camera recognition, the intelligent speed limiter takes the control out of the driver’s hands and reduces the speed of the vehicle automatically when it detects that the driver is exceeding the limit.

Now this development might account for an issue that I recently experienced after the SATNAV equipment installed in my car had been upgraded during a routine service. After the upgrade if I exceeded the speed limit – even by just 1MPH, the system started bonging loudly and turned the radio down. In the end I was forced to disable the facility.

Here a spokesperson for the Department for Transport said no definitive decision has been taken on the rule changes yet.

They said: “The UK’s departure from the EU provides us with the platform to capitalise on our regulatory freedoms and make decisions that are right for Great Britain and benefit road safety. We’re currently assessing the vehicle safety technologies included in the EU’s General Safety Regulation and a decision will be taken in due course as to whether to mandate any of those in Great Britain.”

So there you are – you have been warned!

Hope to see you again next week,
Scott

             

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