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by danhopgood
2 Mar 2015, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brakes work, shame brain doesn't
Replies: 107
Views: 6793

Re: Brakes work, shame brain doesn't

Three points come to my mind on this situation, other than the lorry driver was being cheeky and where's the enforcement? : 1 Look how many cyclists are in front of the stop line waiting to go ahead. Breach of Legislation & HC 175. Cyclists fail. Where's the enforcement? 2 Look how many cyclists...
by danhopgood
27 Feb 2015, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Yay - we've gone back to the wrong end of the H&S debate again. ....the general cycling public, which may not be native to this country, should not suffer death for following the advice from our traffic planning professionals as seen commonly painted on the roads. So let's actually address the ...
by danhopgood
26 Feb 2015, 5:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Beardy, for that particular reference I think you're correct, but there are other references to cyclists passing on the inside elsewhere in the Highway Code. The link I posted earlier was an attempt to highlight how the law interprets what the Highway Code says. There are references there to vehicle...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

So how are those revised rules going to work then Horizon? All lorry drivers to face jail any time they are involved in an injury accident to a cyclist or pedestrian, regardless of the circumstances? All van drivers? All car drivers? Lorry drivers would be prosecuted if: They drove without an assis...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Moral equivalence again (please look it up). Have you read the HC? How many of those rules for pedestrians say MUST? Do you understand the significance of this omission? Legislation applies more to motorised traffic mainly because more complicated interactions are involved - hence more "musts&...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 5:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Beardy I don't know how many billion people there are on the planet, but there's too many for us all to move about without a bit of regulation. We all have to conform to some agreed standards of behaviour to make our movements safe and practical. And I do mean all: cyclists, lorry drivers, pedestri...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

kwackers wrote:
danhopgood wrote:Have you read the Highway Code?!

https://www.gov.uk/rules-pedestrians-1-to-35 is not talking about prohibited areas.

As a pedestrian I long for the days drivers obey the rules. Rule 170 would be a good start.


And as a vehicle user I like pedestrians who obey Rule 7D.
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Have you read the Highway Code?!

https://www.gov.uk/rules-pedestrians-1-to-35 is not talking about prohibited areas.
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 4:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

The roads are a public place, there has never been any restriction put on the access to them for anybody but motor vehicles. I beg to differ. There are plenty of restrictions on all road users - described in the Highway Code, many of which are legal requirements and an offence is committed if not c...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 3:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

The article referred to re. hierarchy of control relates to experience in the construction industry. The step change in safety there in my view is largely due to the award or otherwise of construction contracts for public sector clients based partly on the previous RIDDOR reportable accident safety ...
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 12:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

[XAP]Bob wrote:
BUT - she went where we are repeatedly told to go, by all sorts of sources, including our esteemed road designers.

I don't understand. Can you explain this point in more detail please?
by danhopgood
25 Feb 2015, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

The risk might be low but why risk it at all when the penalty for a mistake (or someone else's mistake or negligence) is death or serious injury? The consequences are many and all around to see. Beyond some limit, it doesn't matter how huge the penalty for a mistake is! That's why we don't try to g...
by danhopgood
24 Feb 2015, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17523

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Any answers? Was the lorry involved in the accident articulated? From the accounts I've read it was a non-articulated tipper truck If so, does it take a different path when turning from a non-articulated lorry? Articulated vehicles are generally longer and the articulation makes it more difficult f...
by danhopgood
23 Feb 2015, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling into the sun
Replies: 57
Views: 8065

Re: Cycling into the sun

There are many hazards cycling. Low sun is only one of them, and frankly, I think it is far from the worst. There are a couple of well-publicised cases in which a driver *claimed* that he or she was blinded by a low sun, but we know that that alone won't make someone drive into a cyclist. There's a...