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by Barks
18 Feb 2017, 1:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17697

Re: Cost of Underpasses

Keep the pressure on them to use to £330k in the original budget to support other cycling/walking projects in the area.
by Barks
16 Feb 2017, 6:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speeding motorists
Replies: 121
Views: 27266

Re: Speeding motorists

Hero? No antisocial and quite why the Police did not act straight away and even worse take no follow up action is exactly why we have such low level ignoring of the basic rule of law. One day this individual just may be on the wrong end of a speeding motorist, I wonder if he then might reflect a bit...
by Barks
13 Feb 2017, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pleasant Commute this morning
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Pleasant Commute this morning

Just looked at my routes to school. Primary School was just over half a mile which I walked on my own from around the age of six We moved house at that point - up to then mum walked me to school. This was in Hackney In East London and included crossing two quite busy roads using zebra crossings. I h...
by Barks
13 Feb 2017, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speeding motorists
Replies: 121
Views: 27266

Re: Speeding motorists

Can't be seen catching the criminals out can we, that would not be fair.
by Barks
10 Feb 2017, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just as bad in America
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Just as bad in America

You are absolutely correct - a lifelong fine based upon a percentage of earnings to go to the victim would be a very good deterrent to people and, rather like the fine scale in Scandinavian countries based on income, is naturally scalable. It would really have hit Micheal Heseltine in the pocket for...
by Barks
9 Feb 2017, 11:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 6368

Re: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?

Another blatant example of bureaucracy gone mad - I regularly buy advance train tickets in the Maidenhead area and, due to domestic realities, find that it is far more convenient to board a train from a station closer to my destination than my original paid for departure location (e.g. Maidenhead to...
by Barks
9 Feb 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 13984

Re: Disqualified drivers

So some 600 murders are committed in the UK most by obvious protaginists such as family members or criminal associates. Yet some 3500 cyclists are killed or seriously injured (and by definition many of the latter could easily have died but for the grace of god) by motorists who, generally, are at fa...
by Barks
23 Jan 2017, 6:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 41
Views: 15573

Re: HS2

It's not just about journey times, it is also about increasing capacity on which is already a very overcrowded route.
by Barks
17 Jan 2017, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Texting driver kills cyclist ...
Replies: 204
Views: 10504

Re: Texting driver kills cyclist ...

And for the sheer audacity of attempting an appeal, the sentence should have been increased to the maximum 14 years fowlled by the 14 year driving ban pls yes plus compulsory lessons before a re-test.
by Barks
12 Jan 2017, 5:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 401
Views: 178272

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

Is there any reasoning avaiaalble as to why the sentencing judge would award only 6 month sentence for a death by careless driving - I looked this up in the sentencing guidelines on death by careless driving https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/offences/item/causing-death-by-careless-or-inconsiderat...
by Barks
12 Jan 2017, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding Penalties in Switzerland
Replies: 39
Views: 3556

Re: Speeding Penalties in Switzerland

I have been on a speed awareness course (35 in 30 mph limit) and they do cover the effect on stoping distances and decreased survival rates. We were also given a very useful piece of advice to help maintain speed discipline - 2nd gear out to 20 mph, 3rd gear up to 30 mph, 4th gear up to 40mph. Once ...
by Barks
12 Jan 2017, 3:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Victim blaming?
Replies: 92
Views: 10738

Re: Victim blaming?

Perhaps all buildings next to roads should be hi viz and reflective?
by Barks
12 Jan 2017, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Residents parking
Replies: 173
Views: 10969

Re: Residents parking

I fully agree that it is journeys of a couple of miles or so that really need the encouragement. It takes most people at least 15 mins to walk a mile, more likely 20 mins, yet that distance is only 5 mins or so on a bike and, once you have factored in road congestion, parking and walking to/from the...
by Barks
9 Jan 2017, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lord Heseltine gets five points?
Replies: 42
Views: 4319

Re: Lord Heseltine gets five points?

Doing something 'silly' is not a mistake, it a lack of attention or, worse, just irresponsible. The idea that somehow individuals can be excused because 'we are all ' fallible' just gives everyone a get out if they cause an incident. Yes, people do make mistakes, but pulling out of a turning without...
by Barks
7 Jan 2017, 4:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lord Heseltine gets five points?
Replies: 42
Views: 4319

Re: Lord Heseltine gets five points?

While anyone can make a mistake, misjudgement is different from a lack of proper attention. The mere fact that Heseltine attempts to place some element of causation away from himself smacks of thoughtkessness rather than misjudgement. If overgrown verges obstructed his view he should have nudged out...