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by 3putter
17 Apr 2017, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to React to Bad Drivers...?
Replies: 44
Views: 5463

Re: How to React to Bad Drivers...?

On the commute, I was riding along in lane 1 with a line of traffic moving a little faster than me in lane 2 when I was passed very close, at speed, by an idiot undertaking the traffic in lane 2. Needless to say that the car in question was stuck in queuing traffic half a mile further on, having for...
by 3putter
5 Nov 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 190
Views: 30189

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

School run mums. Their minds are often on anything but their driving and they are usually in a rush. Inattentive, lacking anticipation, selfish parking etc. etc.......
by 3putter
3 Nov 2016, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 19
Views: 3999

Re: Ouch

A report from a bike shop on the extent of the damage and the repair / replacement cost will probably be required to go along with your own assessment. Similarly, for the PI claim a doctor's or hospital report on the extent of the injuries and recovery outlook will be needed. This may take some time...
by 3putter
30 Oct 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crash Incident
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Crash Incident

What is it that you think the driver did to cause you to come off, other than just being on the road?

Sounds to me like you overreacted and fell off as a result. With no injuries and only minor scuffs to the handlebars a claim on the motorist's insurance would only be a further overreaction.
by 3putter
26 Oct 2016, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Claim for road assault damages
Replies: 26
Views: 3049

Re: Claim for road assault damages

Cranky, please do persevere. Your photos of obvious rear-end damage should be enough to show the truth of what happened. I understand that it's not easy to make a stand on an incident like this, but if you don't it could be something you'll regret for a long time. The fact that the guy's insurance c...
by 3putter
23 Oct 2016, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Claim for road assault damages
Replies: 26
Views: 3049

Re: Claim for road assault damages

If you don't want to claim for your injuries and the shock, pain and inconvenience that you have been caused, then that is up to you. However, I think your letter should simply list the damages and injuries as noted at the time, with no indication that you will not claim for the injuries. I do think...
by 3putter
22 Oct 2016, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Claim for road assault damages
Replies: 26
Views: 3049

Re: Claim for road assault damages

I'm currently waiting for a cheque for £500+ from the insurers of a lady who knocked me off through a bit of careless driving - she changed lanes while I was alongside, having failed to note my presence as she approached from behind. She did report the incident to the police and to her insurance, bu...
by 3putter
14 Jan 2016, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Seriously, is it really my road position?
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Seriously, is it really my road position?

To answer the initial question, it is correct to maintain a strong position before turning left to discourage the overtake while turning. In addition, I would only signal a left turn if there was a vehicle waiting to come out of the side road and there were no oncoming or following vehicles liable ...
by 3putter
13 Jan 2016, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Seriously, is it really my road position?
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Seriously, is it really my road position?

To answer the initial question, it is correct to maintain a strong position before turning left to discourage the overtake while turning. In addition, I would only signal a left turn if there was a vehicle waiting to come out of the side road and there were no oncoming or following vehicles liable t...
by 3putter
7 Jan 2014, 7:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is all video footage equal?
Replies: 11
Views: 13272

Re: Is all video footage equal?

I'm surprised that people think the punishment is harsh - it is clearly dangerous to be driving with hands nowhere near the steering wheel, particularly with cars travelling in the other direction. I think the publicity the case has received is a good thing and may well make some drivers think twice...
by 3putter
17 Nov 2013, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Being Hit
Replies: 29
Views: 4137

Re: Being Hit

Yo've done nothing wrong, yet you've been left with a bike that's a write-off and injuries that are going to take some time to recover from. Don't feel guilty about anything. You should be looking for an interim payout to replace the bike and other out of pocket expenses and, longer term, a fair set...
by 3putter
15 Aug 2013, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Varifocal Contact Lenses For Touring?
Replies: 13
Views: 4744

Re: Varifocal Contact Lenses For Touring?

What about standard contacts for riding and a pair of glasses which will allow for reading and close work with the lenses in? I believe that would be a simpler and cheaper solution.
by 3putter
13 May 2012, 3:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding Two Abreast.
Replies: 37
Views: 9633

Re: Riding Two Abreast.

My 2p: Don't ride two abreast when there's anything behind you, ever. It's just antagonistic. We are usually slower than other vehicles - on fast roads or uphills sections, much slower. We must accept that drivers will want to overtake us at the first opportunity. By riding close to the kerb single...
by 3putter
21 Jun 2011, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My posture on "new" bike
Replies: 53
Views: 2899

Re: My posture on "new" bike

No pictures, I'm afraid.

They're like regular drops, but shallower and wider. Did the Etape on them this year, and a fair bit of commuting and training.
by 3putter
21 Jun 2011, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My posture on "new" bike
Replies: 53
Views: 2899

Re: My posture on "new" bike