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by Farrina
18 Jun 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 58
Views: 1331

Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Assuming you are not caught by the Daily Telegraph’s paywall (its not marked as a premium article so should be accessible) interesting case of a pedestrian who stepped into the road (apparently whilst looking at her phone) and was struck by a cyclist. Details here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...
by Farrina
10 Jun 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Presumptive liability

I think the Cycling Silk, Martin Porter has written that we already have a form of presumed liability in that the duty of care placed on drivers is greater than that generally expected of cyclists and pedestrians. I think the key point (IMHO) is that currently recalcitrant drivers only potentially ...
by Farrina
5 Apr 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Traffic calming
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: Traffic calming

Around here, Liverpool City Council Highways appear to have taken traffic calming incompetence to a whole new level. Albeit not recent, scenario thus : A local distributor road Gateacre Park Drive https://goo.gl/maps/MrWKZsPKuU22 apparently has a signed cycle route crossing it. If you look carefully...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

This looks fairly similar to my bus close pass incident, from a few weeks ago. What I did was report online to the police, with a link to the (unlisted) youtube footage. Haven't heard anything back from them yet, but I know full well that even if they do take up the case, they do take their time! A...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Farrina I often recommend that people should consider what they hope to achieve and in this case, you have achieved a result you consider satisfactory. That's about as good as it gets. Yep, I agree - being confrontational is not normally a good first step. Marshalling your facts and presenting them...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 28644

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

Going somewhat off topic - but I cannot resist it ... One of the jury advocates par excellence was the late George Carman QC, who defended the late Ken Dodd and had the jury in the palm of his hand. (Not that it was ever going to be difficult to get Doddy acquitted by a Liverpool jury.) As a Liverpu...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Contact the company with a written account of the incident (DO NOT mention the video) expressing your concern about the driving and the driver's attitude We have (as per my preceding post) already moved on from this stage - keep up at the back :-) with the company already accepting the drivers cond...
by Farrina
25 Mar 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

I am now able to provide an update. I rang the Company at their national office this morning to complain and was was immediately referred to the relevant Regional Depot Manager in Preston. In his absence I left a message comprising bare details with a member of his staff and the manager returned my ...
by Farrina
24 Mar 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

I don't think that pragmatism comes into it. Criminal offences have to be proved to the criminal standard. BTW, I'd suggest that if you do decide to report this to the police, just keep it simple ie relate the events factually. Yes of course - I am sure the Police don’t appreciate persons shouting ...
by Farrina
24 Mar 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

In overtaking me he crosses a double white line (shown clearly in the video clip) which I believe to be an offence under S36 RTA 1988. It's not necessarily an offence, depends on how fast you were travelling. Indeed that point had crossed my mind as well. Assuming it ended going to court, if he had...
by Farrina
24 Mar 2019, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Thanks to all for the replies which covered quite a wide ambit of opinion, providing a number of helpful suggestions and frank observations ... I think on balance, whilst recognising I am unlikely to change the world, I shall attempt to speak to the company’s Fleet Manager to express my displeasure ...
by Farrina
23 Mar 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3937

Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Newburgh Lancashire - moving along at about 17mph approaching a mini roundabout (to go straight on) when a person driving a very large van decided it was an appropriate place to push past. He was that close I was able to strike the side of his van with my fist. In reviewing my video clips it is quit...
by Farrina
17 Feb 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Seat pin bolt washers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Source of Seat pin bolt washers ?

I have a Reynolds 853 steel frame. Utilising my existing seat pin bolt to secure it, I am looking to fashion a bracket made from 1mm thick stainless steel to mount my rear facing camera onto my bike. As will be apparent from the photographs the existing bolt (19mm wide) fits into a recessed hole in ...
by Farrina
30 Jan 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Turbo Trainer
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Which Turbo Trainer

Possibly not exactly the reply you were expecting, but the DC Rainmaker site is hard to beat for (exhaustive) reviews of all things cycling “tech”.

See here https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/trainer-buyers-recommendations-guide.html

Cheers
by Farrina
10 Dec 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for a low profile M5 20mm stainless steel bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Looking for a low profile M5 20mm stainless steel bolt

Slightly tenuous cycling connection here, but you are a knowledgeable bunch, so may be able to help …. I am attempting to mount a Fly6CE camera to a custom mount by way of the official carrier mount – see https://cycliq.com/product/fly6-ce601-rear-pannier-mount/ Note I am using the bolt holes locate...