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by awavey
16 Jan 2018, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should you have lights on during the day?
Replies: 102
Views: 2004

Re: Should you have lights on during the day?

What he said.. All about being seen. I've ran daytime lights for 2 yrs, and am convinced it must make cycling safer...but wouldn't want to see them made compulsory Those who want to stay in the dark ages are quite entitled to do so and I wish them the best of luck. convinced based on what ? my view...
by awavey
11 Jan 2018, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is a collision not a collision
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: When is a collision not a collision

the two issues I have with that is, I guarantee if you drive into another vehicle and you say to the police but they signalled me to pass them,pull out whatever, the police will turn round and say thats still your fault, because you are responsible for driving safely around other road users & yo...
by awavey
11 Dec 2017, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hard Times
Replies: 28
Views: 1638

Re: Hard Times

down south they started to use a salt coated with molasses mix, which seems to end up as brown sludge near the gutters,and can be slippier I think than the ice sometimes,certainly on that first push off traction pull away from a stop.
by awavey
3 Oct 2017, 12:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 4467

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

Firstly, is there actually such a rule and secondly, what the hell's the reason for it? I think you'll find most, if not all, train companies have it in their T&C's. They will probably cite the need to move things in a hurry in the case of accidents or terrorist-type incidents, but the cynic in...
by awavey
23 Sep 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 34555

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

From what I've read the deceased didn't step out into his path but stepped into the road that she believed was safe enough for her to cross (my interpretation from reports, snippets of judge's statement, etc.). It seemed to me that judge interpreted this way. As did the jurors but we have no idea w...
by awavey
19 Sep 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists
Replies: 107
Views: 4874

Re: Temporary Traffic Lights and Cyclists

I suspect the issue at heart is the subcontracting it out part to a company who are rarely encouraged to consider such niceties. I encountered one of these setups that was on a hill once, and was already worn out from the ride upto that point, so there was no chance I was going to make it, sprinting...
by awavey
16 Sep 2017, 1:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?
Replies: 60
Views: 3948

Re: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?

Ive had one this year where I had to dive into the hedge as the guy driving his tractor/trailer was just coming through at cough "25mph" and wasnt interested in slowing down, And you got the reg number and reported it to the police, right? It won't fix anything to grumble about these thin...
by awavey
16 Sep 2017, 1:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just why can't drivers...
Replies: 21
Views: 1757

Re: Just why can't drivers...

theres obviously an element of "must get infront of cyclist" at play, and you do get a good view from a bike, or at least a good experience of how to look ahead at things, how those cars then interact with other road users or hazards,but I do think increasingly, that some people do literal...
by awavey
6 Sep 2017, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?
Replies: 60
Views: 3948

Re: Are UK roads dangerous for cyclists?

This is not a contest between Industries, even though the race for seasonal low pay is rife in both industries and many many more. The acid test would be if you would be prepared to cycle or walk with your family along these roads when these tractors are operating. Bearing in mind that many are des...
by awavey
15 Aug 2017, 12:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared Cycle Paths Again.
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: Shared Cycle Paths Again.

Like others have said: if there aren't any pedestrians to throw into the mix, surely it just makes sense to treat the cycle path like a road (ie. keep to your left, and overtake to your right). Less confusion, less stress, and you know you haven't accidentally cycled across the Channel! :wink: Most...
by awavey
15 Aug 2017, 12:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 34555

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

If it's true that having a front brake would have avoided this accident and if there is only around one death per year caused by cycles then it implies that if all bicycles have properly fitted brakes there will be no fatal accidents caused by cyclists. Which of course isn't quite true but very nea...
by awavey
4 Aug 2017, 12:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Axing speed bumps to cut pollution 'is daft'
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Re: Axing speed bumps to cut pollution 'is daft'

the issue is we put a speed limit of 20mph on a street but there arent enough police to enforce it, so the only way to get the motor vehicles to slow down to keep to the 20mph speed limit is to use "sleeping policeman" aka speed bumps, if people drive to the speed limit, by and large most ...
by awavey
8 Jun 2017, 12:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Barriers on london bridges
Replies: 102
Views: 8250

Re: Barriers on london bridges

My initial thoughts are that stopping cars, vans and lorries can be done with bollard style obstacles rather than continuous barriers, but if you think there are other options, fine. I imagine they just went with something they already had in a depot, thinking "that'll do for now". the pr...
by awavey
8 Jun 2017, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How do you deal with an angry car driver?
Replies: 73
Views: 7039

Re: How do you deal with an angry car driver?

Strictly, I suppose, the obstruction was on his side. Now of course he couldn't have seen you coming in time to avoid the situation, but it would still be his duty first to get out of your way, once it had arisen. In practice, of course, reasonable people in such situations both grin at each other ...
by awavey
14 May 2017, 2:16am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Has anyone received comments when commuting ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12071

Re: Has anyone received comments when commuting ?

look, youll never know for sure why someone shouted something at you whilst riding a bike unless you ever get to meet them again and question them on it and half the time they probably wouldnt even know themselves,so it might be because they were anti cyclist or sexist, racist, homophobic, anti reli...