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by danhopgood
15 Jun 2015, 4:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help settle an argument
Replies: 117
Views: 10029

Re: Help settle an argument

A quick trawl through the Highway Code: Rule 103 - need to signal intention to overtake Rule 67 - cyclist not aware of traffic behind Rule 160 - need to keep to the left unless overtaking Rule 162 - should check before overtaking no-one is overtaking you Rule 163 - overtake only when it's safe to d...
by danhopgood
15 Jun 2015, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help settle an argument
Replies: 117
Views: 10029

Re: Help settle an argument

A quick trawl through the Highway Code: Rule 103 - need to signal intention to overtake Rule 67 - cyclist not aware of traffic behind Rule 160 - need to keep to the left unless overtaking Rule 162 - should check before overtaking no-one is overtaking you Rule 163 - overtake only when it's safe to do...
by danhopgood
3 Jun 2015, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Angry Driver 18+
Replies: 42
Views: 2905

Re: Angry Driver 18+

I trust the new posts are all genuine reviews based on real experience. Posting false reviews hoping to destroy someone's reputation is another step towards the sewers.
by danhopgood
21 May 2015, 5:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pavement Cycling? Time for some sort of idenification?
Replies: 209
Views: 7894

Re: Pavement Cycling? Time for some sort of idenification?

I think that could well be a shared use sign in the background. Path is certainly wider than other paths I've seen that are designated as shared use. If so it would be a good example of why higher standards of provision are required. The visibility of the toddler to the cyclist and vice versa was vi...
by danhopgood
21 May 2015, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Toddler Hit
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Toddler Hit

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11620983/Toddler-knocked-by-hit-and-run-cyclist-is-dragged-along-pavement.html Footway or shared use? There are plenty of paths like this that are shared use - and this shows why they are a bad idea. No excuse for cyclist's reaction afterwards though.
by danhopgood
20 May 2015, 12:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trouble at the top?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Trouble at the top?

A bit close to the bone, but still :-)
by danhopgood
19 May 2015, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snarky safety notice anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Snarky safety notice anyone?

I got one of those notices. It's certainly a "CYA" notice, but it did make me smile - as I have occasionally been known to ride my son's CNOC 14 when he seems reluctant to. I'm obviously not alone!

I won't be returning the bike - but I may give the welding on the frame the once over.....
by danhopgood
15 May 2015, 12:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: With double give ways who gives way?
Replies: 41
Views: 2136

Re: With double give ways who gives way?

I'll throw my two pennyworth in. For the side road entry, where the car was coming out, there are two sets of road markings. The ones behind the cycle route are the standard one's you'd expect at a T junction. Diagrams 1023 and 1003 of the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 5. The second ones are a second...
by danhopgood
28 Apr 2015, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Queue Jumping cars at junctions
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Queue Jumping cars at junctions

Blimey. I say you're doing the right thing - they're driving dangerously. Is there any way you can just avoid the junction? Seems a pretty horrible place to be on a bike to me. Failing that, my suggestion if you haven't already, would be to get bike cameras and just record events. If you do get knoc...
by danhopgood
24 Apr 2015, 12:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pannier question
Replies: 21
Views: 2954

Re: Pannier question

Is it to do with you and the bike not being "at one" as you move off? If you start to accelerate the bike before your body moves, a light bike - i.e. no luggage, will accelerate faster until your body starts to move as well. The cycling tuition I received when I was young was that you shou...
by danhopgood
20 Apr 2015, 5:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: fewer motorists fined for mobile use
Replies: 47
Views: 4885

Re: fewer motorists fined for mobile use

Re. statistics on mobile 'phone use when driving:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31634425
by danhopgood
1 Apr 2015, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK

Kwackers, Well done for contributing to the CDF and Michael Mason case - making me feel I ought to do the same. However, sorry, but I just can't agree that cyclists breaking the law themselves will do anything get drivers to behave better. That route is a race to the bottom and a very dark and scary...
by danhopgood
1 Apr 2015, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK

Headcam evidence is routinely ignored by the police...... Yep, due to lack of resources. Lack of enforcement is a problem. People taking the law into their own hands is not the solution to that problem - it'll make things worse - in my view. That may well be true, but in the real world not only is ...
by danhopgood
1 Apr 2015, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK

What's the alternative? Report it to the police? Because that's been proven to work (you can't expect justice even if the end result leaves you dead)... £300 sounds like a decent alternative to a 'fine' to me. If there's been a traffic offence - yes it should be reported to the Police. Police resou...
by danhopgood
1 Apr 2015, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: Ramming cyclist at only 10mph is OK

Vantage wrote:And folk wonder why some cyclists are on the verge of taking the law into their own hands. Disgusting.


Verge? £300 worth of damage says at least one cyclist did take the law into their own hands!