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by Barks
9 Feb 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14201

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: 15613

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: 10621

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: 419
Views: 208259

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: 3626

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: 10859

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: 18736

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: 4360

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: 4360

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...
by Barks
3 Jan 2017, 10:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IMPORTANT - APPCG 2017 Justice for Cycling Inquiry!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

Re: IMPORTANT - APPCG 2017 Justice for Cycling Inquiry!!

Chris Grayling has broken another law in not giving his victim his full details and then not subsequently reporting the incident to the police. Same goes for his driver. Why have the Met Poilice not acted in the face if three sets of law breaking. Why haven't the Parliamenrtary Standards committee g...
by Barks
21 Dec 2016, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton T bag modification
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Brompton T bag modification

You are right, current T-Bags have that strap and also have some Velcro along the inside edges at the 'top' of the bag. They also come with some blanks to stop the Velcro snagging when the closure is not required. I noticed that you have yours rolled 'forward' - if you rolled it 'backwards' it would...
by Barks
20 Dec 2016, 8:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Could this help drivers avoid blame?
Replies: 18
Views: 3063

Re: Could this help drivers avoid blame?

Many drivers will only moderate their speed is when they feel they may be at risk' they are not concerned for the risk to others outside of their steel 'cocoon'. That us why it is imperative that prosecutions are pursued by the Police whenever there is an indication that excessive speed for the cond...
by Barks
20 Dec 2016, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver hits cyclist in cycle lane, posts video and blames cyclist
Replies: 41
Views: 4442

Re: Driver hits cyclist in cycle lane, posts video and blames cyclist

I agree entirely - you can clearly see a cycle headlight and an element of reflective clothing as the driver swings across the path. He clearly did not stop to check, therefore is careless and, in my view, should be prosecuted by the police using his own 'evidence' that he has put in the public doma...
by Barks
14 Oct 2016, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...of bus journey planners and folding bikes...
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: ...of bus journey planners and folding bikes...

Just use Google maps - I do all the time right across the country.
by Barks
14 Oct 2016, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meanwhile, in other news (armed police.)
Replies: 69
Views: 3864

Re: Meanwhile, in other news (armed police.)

I very much appreciate the accolade to the military but I am absolutely sure that UK Police Forces do not approach armed intervention as 'fun and games'. Yes situations can be confusing, and probably very much so to any member of the general public who happens to come across an incident. Command and...