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by stork
28 May 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code inappropriate rules
Replies: 61
Views: 12528

Re: Highway Code inappropriate rules

I agree with the original post -- it is plainly wrong to say that a road user on a cycle 'must' obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals. Under RTA s.36 you do have to comply with signs, but only where they indicate a statutory prohibition, restriction or requirement or are of certain types ...
by stork
21 Apr 2017, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling to school
Replies: 43
Views: 10528

Re: Cycling to school

Nice that she wants to ride. My gut feeling is ride on the path but that does have issues - legally whilst your daughter can ride quite legally there if her bike has 20" or smaller wheels you can't. Don't know where this "20" wheel" thing comes from; I've heard it before, but it...
by stork
1 Dec 2016, 8:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Anti cycle retorick from councillors based on youth behaviour.
Replies: 23
Views: 4509

Re: Anti cycle retorick from councillors based on youth behaviour.

Is there any anti-social behaviour by motorists on the roads in your town? (If not, let us know so we can all move there!) However, if there is, then what do your councillors think should be done about it? If they are to be consistent with their town-centre policy, they should ban all driving on all...
by stork
29 Nov 2016, 10:00pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10445

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

You wear shoes, so why not wear steel-toecap safety boots? You wear clothes, so why not wear a suit of armour? You wear glasses, so why not wear safety goggles? You drive a car, so why not drive an armoured car/tank? (Or maybe said colleague already does) If the purpose of wearing the flat cap is im...
by stork
23 Nov 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 9240

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

When does a cycle lane become a cycle track? When there are kerbs? When there are posts? When there's a cycle track order made? It's far from clear from the definitions but it seems that a lane is part of the carriageway whereas a track is segregated. I think that's probably the intention. The defi...
by stork
23 Nov 2016, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes
Replies: 59
Views: 9240

Re: Vehicles parked on cycle lanes

The TSRGD 2016 regulations have changed things, mandatory with flow cycle lanes can now be created without a TRO. What implications that has for lanes painted before that time I really couldn't say. I hope all such lanes now have full force of a TSRGD 2016 lane regardless of whatever screwups were ...
by stork
30 Oct 2016, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Crash Incident
Replies: 17
Views: 2731

Re: Crash Incident

It may seem unfair but without an actual collision and if you have no witnesses I'd imagine your chances of winning would rely on the driver admitting fault. I don't think it makes much difference whether there was a collision between the vehicles or not. Without witnesses, then the only evidence o...
by stork
15 Sep 2016, 9:44pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: The helmet section?
Replies: 586
Views: 21887

Re: The helmet section?

Dave W wrote:Hair helps.


Indeed. One of my sons had a clash of heads at school today, and he told me that the other boy wasn't so hurt because of his hair. I want some of this special, impact-absorbing hair!
by stork
15 Sep 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

Re: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech

That could be said for any law,one being highlighted continually on the forum is mobile phone use when driving,and whilst it's infinitely more dangerous than most illegal parking whether that be cycles or any other vehicle,if it can't be enforced effectively then it may as well be made legal accord...
by stork
15 Sep 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

Re: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech

I think that the presence or absence of 'good' (whatever that means) facilities specifically for cycle parking is a red herring here. What should be, and to some extent already is, illegal is parking your vehicle (whether or not motorised) in such a way as to obstruct the highway or endanger other h...
by stork
14 Sep 2016, 9:40pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: The helmet section?
Replies: 586
Views: 21887

Re: The helmet section?

Gardening gloves aren't too bad an analogy. Could we be heading towards a separate 'gardening gloves' section? I do wear them for tending my roses (although unlike mjr it's not something I actively 'enjoy'). But then maybe mine are stab-proof (leather). However, my use tends to lapse as I get fed u...
by stork
14 Sep 2016, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recommend a solicitor for road collision with a car?
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Anyone recommend a solicitor for road collision with a car?

From what you've said, I would imagine your claim to be in the low hundreds of pounds -- small amount for the minor injuries, plus repairs to the bike and phone. If that's the case, the cost of using a solicitor would be disproportionate to what you're claiming, and probably not recoverable from the...
by stork
13 Sep 2016, 9:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New to Forum - Questions about visit to UK
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: New to Forum - Questions about visit to UK

Can't help with the local knowledge, but I'm sure others will. Cycling on the 'pavement' (i.e. a footway alongside a road) is illegal, but cycling on cycle tracks is obviously permitted. There are lots of places where the footway is converted to a cycle track, and where the only indication of this i...
by stork
13 Sep 2016, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the Lane
Replies: 21
Views: 1708

Re: Taking the Lane

You may have also noticed that the highway code doesnt say that you must keep in to the left either. Although it does say that you should keep to the left (rule 160). This simply means that the default driving/riding position is in the left, or leftmost lane, not that you should ride in the leftmos...
by stork
11 Sep 2016, 10:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 Abreast cycling is not safe.
Replies: 46
Views: 3367

Re: 2 Abreast cycling is not safe.

There are many factors which might influence a choice to ride single or two abreast, but I disagree with the OP's suggestion that two abreast is necessarily unsafe. The diagrams are only somewhat useful, as they show a quite narrow (c. 5m) two-lane road, yet roads come in all sorts of widths. The pr...