escape road


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escape road

a road, usually ending in a pile of sand, provided on a hill for a driver to drive into if his brakes fail or on a bend if he loses control of the turn
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Taking avoiding action, Gasly bounced over the kerbs at Turn 15 and into an escape road.
"They didn't need an escape road. I saw mistakes at that chicane 20 times over the weekend.
That forced him down the escape road through the chicane, losing around 1.7secs in the process.
All four engines available in the Yaris have been made more efficient and three of them escape road tax.
All four engines that are available in the Yaris have been made more efficient and three of them escape road tax completely.
The controversy at Monaco last weekend followed an incident in final qualifying when Rosberg ran into the escape road at the Mirabeau corner, following which Hamilton claimed that Rosberg deliberately left the track in qualifying to deny him the chance of claiming pole for the race.
That, in turn, forced him to head down the escape road, bringing out yellow flags that thwarted Hamilton behind who was, at the time, on a quicker lap, so denying him pole.
Rosberg, faster than the Brit by 0.059secs, locked up on entry to the tight Mirabeau corner on his final qualifying lap and had to take the escape road.
Back in Britain, although electric vehicle drivers escape road tax and the London congestion charge, the lack of charging points remains an issue but they are expected to increase rapidly over the next 12 months to more than 10,000 in 2014, up from the current 1,700.
And the Insight does not make it below the figure of 100g/ km of CO2 to escape road tax.
Plato had made a clean getaway from pole but out-braked himself halfway round the first lap and was forced to take to the escape road. He rejoined and was given something of a reprieve when the safety car emerged.