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by basingstoke123
17 Nov 2013, 3:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC condemns deaths...
Replies: 30
Views: 5401

Re: CTC condemns deaths...

Land mass and population? Or it could be every man/woman and teenager needs a car because public transport is too costly, unreliable and doesn't go where it should when it should,not to mention the lack of joined up connections between the various systems.I'll not go into the madness of rail fare s...
by basingstoke123
8 Nov 2013, 1:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38874

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

That's a rather worrying response - that the driver had just ran over and *killed* someone, yet he was not arrested? Compared to a driver who killed two young ladies and has been charged with manslaughter (the highest level of charge below homocide) .. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/crash-d...
by basingstoke123
7 Nov 2013, 9:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pedal reflector law fixes
Replies: 240
Views: 76924

Re: Pedal reflector law fixes

So this law needs revising, if only to prevent a motorist squishing me on my recumbent and then using the defence that I was using an illegal vehicle on the road and so should not have been there to be squished in the first place. Has this actually happened? Have any cyclists been prosecuted for no...
by basingstoke123
3 Nov 2013, 10:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pedal reflector law fixes
Replies: 240
Views: 76924

Re: Pedal reflector law fixes

Has anyone ever been stopped (or prosecuted) by the police for not having legal lights? (as opposed to failing to to have any lights). Has anyone been stopped (or prosecuted) for not having a full complement of reflectors? The problem with reflectors is that they tend to break and fall off, and can ...
by basingstoke123
20 Jul 2013, 1:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Waitrose Girl
Replies: 52
Views: 6670

Re: The Waitrose Girl

It's not just Waitrose Girl. In Basingstoke I have occasionally seen police (or more likely, PCSOs) riding bicycles. Usually on pavements, but so far, never on a road! Last Saturday I saw a gang of 4 cycle of them over one of the town centre footbridges. I don't cycle on pavements on principal, but ...
by basingstoke123
20 Jul 2013, 12:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry (campaign topics)
Replies: 46
Views: 9723

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry (campaign topics)

There's a lot to be said for experience as a way of seeing things from different viewpoints. eg I think if everybody had a day in a wheelchair, there'd be a lot less pavement parking. And for cyclists to see what it's like sitting in an artic cab. And all town planners should try pushing someone (t...
by basingstoke123
20 Feb 2013, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7012

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

I've just got back after a 19 mile round trip to friends (a group of us meet up - everyone else drives - or shares a lift). Do this 2 or 3 times a month. Coming back in the late evening the roads are very quiet. I am a member of a walking group in Hampshire. If a walk is close enough (eg 15 miles), ...
by basingstoke123
2 Feb 2013, 2:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 403
Views: 192935

Re: £35 and three points, for a life.

http://road.cc/content/news/73826-taxi-driver-fined-%C2%A335-3-points-his-licence-after-cyclist-killed-collission http://www.solihullnews.net/news/solihull-news/2013/01/17/driver-gets-35-fine-after-cyclist-dies-in-collision-105074-32622442/ But a van driver is fined £200 for driving a van without a...
by basingstoke123
15 Nov 2012, 1:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elected Police Commissioners
Replies: 155
Views: 22241

Re: Elected Police Commissioners

Serving on police committees is experience of what is supposed to have failed, of course. The current system of police committees was only introduced by the last govt just over a decade ago. Oh! How will people guessing be any better? What was supposed to be non-political has ended up becoming poli...
by basingstoke123
14 Nov 2012, 12:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elected Police Commissioners
Replies: 155
Views: 22241

Re: Elected Police Commissioners

One more day to go! Conveniently for those living in Hampshire (and IoW), we have 6 candidates. - just the right number to use a dice choose. Or is there a better way, as none seem interested in my vote? Apparently, we get a first and second choice. Oh dear - what happens if the dice rolls the same ...
by basingstoke123
26 Oct 2012, 10:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: University Project - Product to Improve Cyclist Safety
Replies: 60
Views: 5960

Re: University Project - Product to Improve Cyclist Safety

Instead of a spike on the end of a stick, I have often thought that a paint ball automatically triggered by a proximity sensor would automatically let motorist know when they are too close! Even better would be a vertical array which could print (dot matrix style) a suitable message. Of course it w...
by basingstoke123
28 Jul 2012, 2:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Selective thinking at the CTC
Replies: 35
Views: 11991

Re: Selective thinking at the CTC

Another interesting question would be: what percentage of IAM members have ever broken the speed limit? How many regularly break the speed limit?
by basingstoke123
28 Jul 2012, 2:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RLJ > Straight to summons
Replies: 81
Views: 13980

Re: RLJ > Straight to summons

I wonder if PushinOn had just cross over the stop line and then stopped and waited for the lights to change to green, although technically illegal, whether the police would have done anything? Besides, could they accurately see the stopped cyclist and the stop line? Not obscured by any intervening v...
by basingstoke123
7 Jun 2012, 3:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in numbers doesn't increase safety FACT!
Replies: 73
Views: 10322

Re: Cycling in numbers doesn't increase safety FACT!

There seems to be a lot of data available regarding the unintended effects of the mandatory cycle helmet laws in Australia. Spain has also introduced mandatory cycle helmet laws. But I have not seen any data as to whether this improved safety, or reduced the levels of cycling, or people ignored the ...
by basingstoke123
10 May 2012, 12:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Basingstoke Tesco plans
Replies: 16
Views: 16842

Basingstoke Tesco plans

If you live in or near Basingstoke, then please reiew the latest plans that Tesco have submitted: http://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/dconline2/register.dcgov planning application no. 75056 Please look and submit your comments and objections. Time is running out! In an effect to resolve traffic probl...