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by mainbeam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Santa list?

A salutary reminder that as with driving, important decisions shouldn't be based on emotion. Merry Christmas.
by mainbeam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes
Replies: 37
Views: 843

Re: 'Advanced' - a solicitor writes

I'm not sure of the benefit of raising an advanced driving/riding qualification to assist one's case. Better to convince than impress.
by mainbeam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 2824

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Anyone could claim they'd been hit, without the need for evidence/witnesses...]
That wouldn't suffice. The claimant would still need to show that there was a collision and that the defendant was involved.
by mainbeam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Riding a bicycle without brakes
Replies: 76
Views: 2824

Re: Riding a bicycle without brakes

Has anyone advocated strict criminal liability for motorists involved in a collisions with pedestrians/ My understanding is that civil liability ought to be changed to improve safety. I don't find this particularly controversial. We were well into the 20th century before the law of negligence recogn...
by mainbeam
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Overtaking at pedestrian crossings
Replies: 43
Views: 2187

Re: Overtaking at pedestrian crossings

Mike, I think you alluded to the answer earlier. In free-flowing traffic the prohibition effectively and generally does mean no overtaking. The double white line system has the same general effect. It is likely that the general rule is what people remember.
by mainbeam
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Overtaking at pedestrian crossings
Replies: 43
Views: 2187

Re: Overtaking at pedestrian crossings

The Highway Code wording seems clear enough to me. Why would anyone think it applies to the whole queue? I plan to stop at the crossing until I can see it is clear for me to cross. At that point I'm happy to accelerate ahead of the lead vehicle although to be compliant I should match its speed until...
by mainbeam
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Dodgy precedent?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Dodgy precedent?

devonutopia wrote:... I would hope if the law came around to me after someone moaned about an overtake, I would at least have my dash footage to prove it was safe. :)

Where can I find a camera that can produce that?
by mainbeam
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane closure due to roadworks
Replies: 24
Views: 1013

Re: Lane closure due to roadworks

Should compliance always trump meeting the expectations of other drivers? I have found similar problems can occur when using suspended operation bus lanes.
by mainbeam
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notice of intended prosecution.
Replies: 26
Views: 1669

Re: Notice of intended prosecution.

I can see the benefit of drivers facing up to their errors but I am not convinced that the Police ought not to do the same. It is they, after all, who issued the NIP incorrectly which apparently doesn't comply with the mandatory requirement of S1 RTOA 1988. Failing to comply with a speed limit is a ...
by mainbeam
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: HC Rule 130
Replies: 19
Views: 1163

Re: HC Rule 130

It is the HC that gets quoted in court, not the legislation, unless contravention of the rule is an offence in itself.

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