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by Pete Owens
14 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

Graham wrote:How about lowering the speed limit ( and enforcing it ) ?


^^^ This.

That road is not designed for high speed - it has conventional junctions with at grade crossings, no hard shoulder yet the same speed limit as a motorway.
by Pete Owens
10 Oct 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help for commuting
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Help for commuting

My commute is about that length and I would echo Barks' comments. I just ride in my normal work cloths and stuff my trousers in my socks. I keep a change of clothes at work - just in case I get caught out in the rain. I do wear cycling gloves - of different thicknesses depending on how cold it is. I...
by Pete Owens
8 Oct 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

pete owens- In your motorcycle scenario the only way the motorcycle could not be negligent, is if the cyclist was turning right and indicating to do so, in any case it has to be a safe overtake if it is done on the left, there are only two cases were overtaken on the left is allowed , In the highwa...
by Pete Owens
7 Oct 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Hi, MSM I hope we're not confusing overtaking with what I believe the OP (IIRC) Was doing, filtering up the left hand side Within the same lane? Overtaking as in the driver of the following vehicle passing the vehicle in front. That is overtaking whether the driver does it safely by changing lanes ...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

As crap drivers don't signal, that might mean never overtaking anyone and condemning all cyclists to wait in queues of over-wide motor vehicles. No thanks. Oh dear - the "Slower vehicle in front - must overtake NOW" syndrome - more commonly associated with a small minority of impatient mo...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Not riding is deadlier than riding, even in the UK. Could you vary your route to use any of the infrastructure being created by Boardman? Or rather, learn to cycle so avoid dangerous manoeuvres such as overtaking turning vehicles. As crap drivers don't signal, that might mean never overtaking anyon...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1431

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi all, And what this cycling pedestrian would like others to know is that Drivers have not got a monopoly of road use, indeed they are there by conditional licence, obey laws. People who cycle on pavements should desist from doing so!In law it is even illegal for children to do so, but we must sur...
by Pete Owens
4 Oct 2019, 12:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Not riding is deadlier than riding, even in the UK. Could you vary your route to use any of the infrastructure being created by Boardman? Or rather, learn to cycle so avoid dangerous manoeuvres such as overtaking turning vehicles. While not perfect, it should at least both warn drivers to expect cy...
by Pete Owens
3 Oct 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Without being there it is hard to say. Van driver should definitely check his mirrors before turning. Just as we are taught to do a "lifesaver" shoulder check just before turning right to look out for any moron who might decide to overtake at that moment. That doesn't mean that the moron ...
by Pete Owens
3 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2148

Re: What's the legal position?

Just got home from A&E; broken patella, bruised ribs, skinned knee, skinned elbow, glued up head wound, cracked helmet, buckled wheel and suspect carbon forks. Van left hooked me as I was going on the inside of slow moving traffic, I don't think he signalled. Police and ambulance arrived and I ...
by Pete Owens
3 Oct 2019, 11:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: IAN195/16 is dead, long live CD195.

It is just segregation, segregation and more segregation - and nothing on how to design carriageways to include cyclists needs.
by Pete Owens
27 Sep 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1322

Re: Yet another Death?

Yes, every highways authority has safety auditors. They can block or redirect almost all highways spending, as far as I can tell. Their changes are often a final step, changing things after consultation had happened, without any public right of reply. Locally, they prevented installation of wide cy...
by Pete Owens
27 Sep 2019, 12:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1441

Re: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace

We seem to have been brainwashed into accepting that there's no money available for decent road maintenance, also no money available for schools, NHS, justice system, police and indeed every other part of the national infrastructure. It is just a matter of persuading folk to vote for political part...
by Pete Owens
26 Sep 2019, 11:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1441

Re: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace

The reason to report via fillthathole rather than directly to the council is that there is then a public record of the report. When it comes to an inquest or claim for damages the council cannot claim that they did not know about the fault or that it appeared since it was last inspected. If at the i...
by Pete Owens
26 Sep 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1322

Re: Yet another Death?

"... I squinted my eyes, it was noon and the light was good. Was that a bike? Omg there was a 3 wheeled bike cycling on the 70mph dualed A303 - I could barely see him! From the view in my cab looking down on the bike who was travelling uphill, the backdrop was tarmac. Trust me that bike was ne...