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by Barks
8 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

See this link for a demonstration of an inflatable vest for cyclists in event of fall or of a collision - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... r-cyclists

I think I had seen something similar to wear around your neck which inflated around your head?
by Barks
2 Jan 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 250
Views: 21550

Re: Swapping penalty points

Check the mobile phone data, it will have listed the usage of various apps at the time - are our investigators that useless?
by Barks
2 Jan 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 250
Views: 21550

Re: Swapping penalty points

So using a handheld mobile phone to dictate a joke is somehow different to using a handheld mobile phone to make a call - what a joke. Suspend the judge, it is clearly the same offence. And as for why there should be any timelimit on NIP is beyond me, Beckham has just shown how crass and arrogant he...
by Barks
22 Dec 2018, 12:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 30
Views: 2088

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

There is no simple answer here, we are all so different, in our physiques, our history of activity, our expectations, and our luck or not at getting an accurate diagnosis in the first place. I had a herniated disc a few years ago for which I ended up having a micro-disectomy to remove the disc bulge...
by Barks
21 Dec 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities
Replies: 75
Views: 12437

Re: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities

Yes, in a lot of towns, 20mph
no need in our town as the traffic rarely gets above 10mph at best through the central parts, to be honest the cars just get in the way of the bikes most of the time.
by Barks
21 Dec 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 28851

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

Again thank you for your very considered and informed words, it definitely helps to ease my frustration with how lax our country is on people with violent temperaments. I suppose I am just too naive to think that deliberately driving my car at someone is not the same as trying to shoot or stab them....
by Barks
21 Dec 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities
Replies: 75
Views: 12437

Re: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities

I live in a small town and while we do have a couple of shared path sections around one of the secondary schools it is in practice irrelevant. The town is a drivers nightmare and congested most of the day with three significant bottlenecks and particularly suffers from through traffic rather than fr...
by Barks
20 Dec 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 28851

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

I accept the point on the evidence but the details are never available to us. What I struggle with is that two people, both in a drunken rage after an earlier altercation, purposely drive a car into people and in one case someone dies but not in the other yet the acts themselves appear to be identic...
by Barks
20 Dec 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 28851

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

Thank you, I can see that the Judge has to be seen to support the verdict, an interesting point you make on the possible appeal against sentencing. I suppose It comes across that if I drive my car at someone and they don’t get out of the way then it is their fault not mine they died. Perhaps just a ...
by Barks
20 Dec 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 85
Views: 28851

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

Judge Susan Evans QC said she accepted that Dodson, had tried to "frighten" and not kill. - and I f the doorman had not managed to jump away from the car he most likely would have suffered much worse injuries or died. Why is it we constantly see defendants claiming they were not intent on...
by Barks
19 Dec 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong

see if the T bar can be replaced by a higher M style bar. - it can but requires a diffent length stem and I believe different length cables so while technically quite straightforward it comes with a significant cost. When I bought my Brompton I was advised to try both the t-bar and M options over a...
by Barks
19 Dec 2018, 8:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 16757

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

So An admission of guilt to a lesser charge means a guaranteed conviction. A trial by jury means no certain outcome for the prosecution. - now that is out of the way, are the CPS able to still bring a Dangerous Driving prosecution if they believe the evidence is sufficiently strong to give a realist...
by Barks
18 Dec 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Palms hurt when cylcing — i think i am doing something wrong

Brompton have threes handlebar options the t-bar is the lowest, then an M which is slightly higher and a rather odd looking P which has two grip positions one below the other. I have a M, often ride 30 mins plus with no problems, the bar height for me at 183cm is level with my saddle. My advice woul...
by Barks
18 Dec 2018, 9:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 16757

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

The incidents and comments above all have a common thread - far too many drivers do not take sufficient account of what might happen. Going too fast for the conditions or road layout and not giving sufficient space for others are all symptoms of the complancency and impatience that ultimately lead t...
by Barks
16 Dec 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduction in breath testing
Replies: 22
Views: 4593

Re: Reduction in breath testing

The force said the male driver failed a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. is that all he was arrested for? To be able to get a car into that position he must have at least been driving dangerously probably plus excessive speed and probably a host of others of which a few m...