Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby philvantwo » 29 Sep 2019, 8:51pm

Calm down dear!
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby djnotts » 29 Sep 2019, 8:52pm

"I can't see how trying to create a safer world for cyclists by pointing out motoring offences (And antisocial public offences) in a peaceful and non-violent way is anything but a good thing"

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby Smudgerii » 29 Sep 2019, 8:56pm

adaws22 wrote:@Smudgerii

How can I be incorrect


Stopped reading at this point.... to quote you “it’s illegal on a Sunday” that is the incorrect assertion ( note the spelling correction, just saying )

Plod would probably wet themselves laughing if you sent them a video of you spouting such drivel...

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby Smudgerii » 29 Sep 2019, 8:58pm

I wonder....


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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby Mike Sales » 29 Sep 2019, 9:06pm

Motorists very often break the law or ignore the Highway Code in many ways which are inconvenient or even dangerous to others. If this hooting is the worst you encounter you are uncommonly lucky.
If you think that video evidence of bad behaviour by drivers will result in prompt and appropriate action by the police, you can have never tried to prod them into action. There are many threads in this forum which relate instances of dangerous behaviour by drivers recorded on camera and submitted to the police which are ignored.
I advise you to save your efforts for worse behaviour than hooting, like "moving traffic offences" which risk collision. You may still run out of energy before achieving anything.
Even "get out of my way" hooting is not behaviour which would stir the police into action.
And after all, a stationary car is almost certainly not a danger, just as long as you keep out of range of the doors!
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby djnotts » 29 Sep 2019, 9:15pm

"If this hooting is the worst you encounter you are uncommonly lucky."

Just so. Deliberately forced into kerb and a sudden stop by a van last week at a "refuge" accompanied by the usual finger and [expletive deleted] from passenger. Even had I evidence I wouldn't have gone to the Notts Constabulary - probably hit me with a wasting police time charge. They look on unconcerned as cars simply ignore Keep Left signs at busy crossing points. If it's not murder or terrorism or drugs, best not to bother them!

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby TrevA » 29 Sep 2019, 9:38pm

There’s a danger of the “boy who cried wolf” here. If we complain about stuff like this, then people won’t listen when we really have something to complain about.

It may be illegal, but the 4 year old is below the age of criminal responsibility anyway.

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby ossie » 29 Sep 2019, 10:20pm

adaws22 wrote:a 4 year old child is at the wheel 'playing with the horn' - .


Its just that, a kid playing with a car horn.

In more news today someone was seen walking on the cracks in the pavement.

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby rmurphy195 » 29 Sep 2019, 10:42pm

mattsccm wrote:Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event.


= What he said ...
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby rmurphy195 » 29 Sep 2019, 10:43pm

adaws22 wrote:
mattsccm wrote:Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event.


Yeah because a toddler playing with a car horn on a 4x4 is perfectly normal.

Those horns are loud especially when pressed all the way down.

I'm not one to comment of other peoples parenting styles but surely this is a big no-no, Do you let you're small children 'play' with you're car horn whilst you are in and out of the house?


Has been known, yes.
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Sep 2019, 7:07am

mattsccm wrote:Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event.

The OP is right to be concerned
What if the key was in the ignition? The child might have started the engine, anything could have happened. The parent is guilty of a serious offence, leaving a child in charge of a vehicle

Encountered several curious toddlers when cycling, greeted them with my bell, they were enchanted :wink:
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Remember the story of the boy who called 'Wolf, Wolf!'?
He had fun blowing his horn, people came to ignore and accept it
When the house caught fire he blew the horn, nobody bothered calling the firefighters
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Sep 2019, 7:19am

Paulatic wrote:I’m grateful you've not got waterproof caps for your camera :)
Who in the world would want to view that utter piece of nonsense? Leave it for the neighbours to sort if it’s bothering them.

Maybe the neighbours are afraid to talk to the driver if he is big and tough like his vehicle :?

When the cops check people committing minor offences they often find other crimes, lack of insurance etc
..
There are plenty of circumstances where breaking the law might be justified, this is not one of them
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby robing » 30 Sep 2019, 7:37am

adaws22 wrote:
mattsccm wrote:Legalities aside, it's a kid playing with the horn. Where the the issue with that? I assume its not all night. Non event.


Those horns are loud especially when pressed all the way down.



That's a new one on me. So if you press the horn lightly is it only half the volume? :D

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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby Oldjohnw » 30 Sep 2019, 8:11am

So now we find it's a thug of a driver who doesn't tax or insure his car :D :D :)

Quite apart from a child who should get a lengthy prison sentence otherwise he will go on a one boy crime spree in a couple of years. And the government tells us inflation is a thing of the past

And if I may add: he built his house (and it must be a 'he') without planning permission. Quite apart from never declaring his untaxed income.
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Re: Cars using horn whilest they are stationary and you are cycling past.

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Sep 2019, 8:16am

Oldjohnw wrote:So now we find it's a thug of a driver who doesn't tax or insure his car :D :D :)

Quite apart from a child who should get a lengthy prison sentence otherwise he will go on a one boy crime spree in a couple of years. And the government tells us inflation is a thing of the past

And if I may add: he built his house (and it must be a 'he') without planning permission. Quite apart from never declaring his untaxed income.

Is that supposed to be humour, or what?

There have indeed been cases where the child started the vehicle and tried to drive it, with disastrous consequences

Nothing to laugh about
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