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by aaronaardvark
28 Jun 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 227
Views: 16616

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

The Standard says cover your brakes. Either the defendant was covering them or he wasn't. The witnesses weren't asked in this case. In future they may be. This concerns me. You're never going to get a witness who can confidently say whether or not you were covering your brakes. Certainly wouldn't c...
by aaronaardvark
28 Jun 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 227
Views: 16616

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

"Was he covering the brakes?" A question notable for its absence in the judgement notes. Covering? What use is covering? Covering only means you're ready to brake if you need to. He needed to but left it too late therefore the point is moot. My point is that, sooner or later, a civil cour...
by aaronaardvark
28 Jun 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 227
Views: 16616

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

"Was he covering the brakes?"

A question notable for its absence in the judgement notes.
by aaronaardvark
27 Jun 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Standards Revision
Replies: 6
Views: 8299

Re: Standards Revision

The interesting and concerning development is the "harmonising" of the Cycling and Driving Standards (which is why they former was restructured). I wonder how this will affect judgements in future car-v-bike civil cases.
by aaronaardvark
27 Jun 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 22
Views: 4225

Re: Presumptive liability

No. Nor can I see it being top of the legislative agenda for the next few months. Nonetheless, interesting to note that the National Standard for Cycle Training has been overhauled so it now "harmonises" with the National Standards for Driving. Consciously or not, the DfT have created a ha...