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by mainbeam
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: M1 Minibus "Accident"
Replies: 184
Views: 8071

Re: M1 Minibus "Accident"

Generally, for driving offences, driving includes being stationary in a situation where there will be a need to move on shortly. Unless stuck in a traffic jam that isn't going anywhere for a long time, simply being in traffic should suffice. I cannot see how turning the engine off could affect the n...
by mainbeam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4236

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

I also added the Vision Assist Pro package including head-up display, surround camera system, whilst discussing with the salesman that to see the road speed together with the Traffic Sign Recognition system in the head-up display is exactly what I was looking for. Did the salesman recall this, or a...
by mainbeam
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?

I thought they had to or does that depend on the LA?
by mainbeam
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2153

Re: Dangerous safety system?

If you stop suddenly for no good reason where there is following traffic that is likely to be negligent even if the following traffic is driving too close to also be able to stop safely. That would also be my view. So, going back to the original topic, could the car manufacturer be guilty of an off...
by mainbeam
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Dangerous safety system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2153

Re: Dangerous safety system?

If you stop suddenly for no good reason where there is following traffic that is likely to be negligent even if the following traffic is driving too close to also be able to stop safely.
by mainbeam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

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: 2861

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: 5602

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: 5602

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: 4516

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.

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