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by Barks
28 Nov 2018, 7:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 3253

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

John Lucas wrote: Given that it is a charge for what drivers have always had for free, it is hardly surprising that there has been much uproar and opposition, as can be seen in today's Guardian article. That is true but they have also been polluting the environment, killing and seriously injuring th...
by Barks
28 Nov 2018, 11:19am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 511
Views: 17622

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Take a boy who is used to wearing a helmet whenever he rides because that's his culture and put him in NL for a week and he'll still probably be wearing a helmet because that's what he's used to. I disagree, put that boy in a class of Dutch kids and he might cycle to school wearing the helmet on da...
by Barks
28 Nov 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 231
Views: 35961

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

I have been following this thread on and off and finally thought I would add my thoughts. Being a lifelong sport participant (football, rugby, hockey, cricket, skiing, sailing, climbing .....) bloke (who only cycles for utility purposes by the way) who is married with a grown up daughter, both of wh...
by Barks
26 Nov 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1506

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

Yes without the full detail of speeds etc it is impossible to come to an informed decision. I do know the bend in question and despite my renewed efforts at dispelling both conscious and unconscious bias I am afraid my suspicions that he was travelling at an inappropriate speed remain. In terms of m...
by Barks
25 Nov 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1506

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

I re-read the report and you are right the 60mph figure refers to the acceleration capability of the car not the speed it was going, so my erroneous interpretation. Has it altered my view that he was driving too fast the situation, hardly at all. If he had been driving at an appropriate speed he wou...
by Barks
24 Nov 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1506

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

Well if this idiot is an experienced road tester what was he doing driving at 60mph around a blind bend - I reiterate he is an idiot and arrogant to boot. He is not fit to drive a car on the public highway and the police in this case have let us down.
by Barks
24 Nov 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 250
Views: 21548

Re: Swapping penalty points

So what happens up to these lower limits, does it mean te Police will say to me ‘now you have been a very naughty boy’ as long as I drive at 41mph in a 30 limit or is there any sort of sanction. What does ‘offer education’ actually mean and is there any sanction if the driver refuses or ignores it? ...
by Barks
23 Nov 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: The Police are doing questionable mods to their flashing blues!

Didnt he know the tights were there or is he just an idiot. It makes me despair of some who we might have in our Police Force.
by Barks
23 Nov 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1506

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

Hmm Top Gear presenter goes round blind bend at 60mph and is in collision with an unseen obstruction. Apart from ‘unsurprising’ it would be interesting to know the ‘accident’ history and speeding points tallies of the various presenters over the years - i’m Curious to know whether or not faced with ...
by Barks
21 Nov 2018, 11:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 250
Views: 21548

Re: Swapping penalty points

So the Police just take it upon themselves to effectively increase the limits beyond the legal figure - this surely cannot be appropriate. I had always thought that the 10% ‘rule of thumb’ was to do with the practical (in) accuracy of car speedos not some way of letting blatant law breakers off the ...
by Barks
21 Nov 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: About Anglia and the Close pass iniative

I have just sent the following to the Norfolk Constabulary complaints/compliments e-mail address: I very much welcome your adoption of the Close Pass Initiative and will look forward to seeing improvements on the standards of driving in the vicinity of cyclists on roads in the area. I do have two ob...
by Barks
10 Nov 2018, 1:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: John Parr
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: John Parr

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we wil remember them. And then try to influence opinion to ensure that such pointless sacrifice is never repeated.
by Barks
10 Nov 2018, 12:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future
Replies: 103
Views: 2424

Re: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

And all those taxi drivers and truck drivers out there, find something else to do, you are useless (as a corporate body) at delivering a safe product.
by Barks
10 Nov 2018, 12:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future
Replies: 103
Views: 2424

Re: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

The big problem (surely?) would be the very great risk of carnage if anyone other than trained pilots took to the sky. Surely automated air vehicles would take the human factor out of the equation - ah that happens already, commercial planes are quite capable of flying themselves with out any intern...
by Barks
9 Nov 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future
Replies: 103
Views: 2424

Re: Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

I think the big issue is that trend setters won't buy cars which disadvantage them in comparison with other road users: they won't want to buy submissive cars. In spite of what some may believe, I've no doubt that these vehicles could be programmed to be almost totally safe, but the vendors want th...