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by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 129
Views: 16208

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

If we're going to improve road safety ALL road users should be behaving in accordance with the Highway Code and there should be effective enforcement for those that don't. Everyone deciding themselves what's acceptable is a disaster - and that's the current direction of travel.
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 10:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 129
Views: 16208

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Cyclists need to behave responsibly if they want respect. Where respect equals not being driven at, forced off the road, physically attacked etc etc. Yeah right. Because when I see someone do something stupid the first thing I do is take it out on someone else who is dressed the same/has the same s...
by danhopgood
7 Feb 2015, 8:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 129
Views: 16208

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

which is changing the attitude of the majority of road users No it isn't. Motorists have been berating cyclists (and pedestrians) ever since they were allowed to drive without a flag waver in front of them. All that's happening is their narrow motorist centric view is being allowed to reinforce its...
by danhopgood
6 Feb 2015, 5:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 129
Views: 16208

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

" I think Armitt and MacNamara should resign in disgrace for their comments - and cyclists should boycott London Taxis, National Express, DHL and UPS ." I was surprised and initially disappointed by John Armitt's comments - as I've had huge respect for him. But doesn't he have a point? He'...
by danhopgood
2 Feb 2015, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

Gloves in my experience are not good when it's really cold. I've got a pair of lobster mitts - which are better.
The best mitts I ever had cost £10 and were simple fleece mittens with a waterproof cover. The only problem I ever had with 'em was having to take 'em off 'cos my hands got too hot.
by danhopgood
25 Jan 2015, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs
Replies: 27
Views: 2664

Re: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs

My understanding is the red book is a cut down and simplified version of Chapter 8. The code of practice status means "follow this guidance and you'll be compliant with the law". Regarding signing of cycling diversions, it's difficult to arrange for diversion of only part of the traffic - ...
by danhopgood
24 Jan 2015, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs
Replies: 27
Views: 2664

Re: Shared paths road works and red cyclist dismount signs

Hear hear. Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual gives the definitive guidance on traffic management and this does give a clear requirement that cyclists should be properly catered for. The problem is that the roadworks always restricts roadspace, which is already at a premium. Accommodating vehicle...
by danhopgood
20 Jan 2015, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic signals stuck at red:how long till"legally defective
Replies: 25
Views: 2527

Re: Traffic signals stuck at red:how long till"legally defec

I can categorically say that the lights at the bottom of my road do not sense me when I ride down to the lights with no cars present. I have often sat there for several minutes waiting for the lights to change only for them to change instantly a car arrives behind me. This is the case whether I am ...