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How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 3:03pm
by mercalia
A BBC quizz

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-54027461

which ones did you get wrong?

How did you score?

0-3: The Passenger

4-6: Driving in My Car

7-9: King of the Road

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 3:23pm
by Pebble
I thought it was 1.5m , is the 2m for 40 and above ? or is 2m going to be the new safe passing distance?

Even though I ride close to the centre of the road (on quiet roads) I id think the answer was a metre out. I have always adopted a wide position so delighted this is to be seen as correct.

Also love the idea of the new pecking order, and about time too. Have always thought it very selfish of drivers on cold wet days to expect pedestrians to wait for them. As a driver I already do give way to peds in town centres etc. Just wonderful if this is to be expected of all drivers. (I won't be just stepping out though for a while)


Just wonderful after all these years to see the powers-that-be coming over to our way of thinking.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 3:27pm
by pwa
King of the road! But I got one wrong. I would not think it safe when driving to encourage a vulnerable road user to cross in front of me on a busy road, by flashing or waiting, because I might have missed a motorcyclist about to overtake me or something like that. I'll have to study the new rule on that and see how it can work safely.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 3:50pm
by Jdsk
Still lots of time to let the Government know what you think:
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=139662

Jonathan

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 3:53pm
by merseymouth
Hello again, As far as I know the flashing of a headlight only indicates the presence of the motor-vehicle, should not be used for any other reason!
As regards to the distance from the kerb? Which wheel of my trike would they measure it from? :lol: :lol: :lol: MM

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 4:42pm
by Elizabeth_S
I got 7 out of 9 and got the where to cycle in a lane (I said 1 m from the curb, I do cycle in the middle of the lane, it just depends where I am) and the passing a horse (because I'd never ring a bell near a horse) ones wrong.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 5:06pm
by peetee
Elizabeth_S wrote:I got 7 out of 9 and got the where to cycle in a lane (I said 1 m from the curb, I do cycle in the middle of the lane, it just depends where I am) and the passing a horse (because I'd never ring a bell near a horse) ones wrong.


Same here. I have only just recently learned that some horse riders don’t like you using a bell. Apparently speaking calmly is the best way of communicating when you are not visible to the animal. The rule as stated also doesn’t make allowance for pedestrians who are hard of hearing or those wearing headphones.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 5:40pm
by Mick F
Didn't agree with this one.
Screen Shot 2020-09-06 at 17.30.36.png
It all depends on the road.
Riding along on an empty road, you do not ride in the centre of the lane.
The picture shows a cyclist to the right of the white line! :shock:

Stay visible by all means, and stay out, but not "in the centre of the lane".
I agree with the explanation, but not the picture or the question.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 6:31pm
by Morzedec
Rules for Fools.


Happy days,

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 6 Sep 2020, 11:07pm
by [XAP]Bob
Mick F wrote:Didn't agree with this one.Screen Shot 2020-09-06 at 17.30.36.pngIt all depends on the road.
Riding along on an empty road, you do not ride in the centre of the lane.
The picture shows a cyclist to the right of the white line! :shock:

Stay visible by all means, and stay out, but not "in the centre of the lane".
I agree with the explanation, but not the picture or the question.



That's not the centre line, that's the edge of road marking :p

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 7 Sep 2020, 7:02am
by Mick F
Yes, I sort of know that, but I'm complaining that the pictures aren't the same bit of road.
Without a lane marking on a straight empty road, 1metre out is fine.

If the road is narrow and winding without a centre line, take the outside of the bends, but that question wasn't asked.

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 7 Sep 2020, 8:00am
by tim-b
Hi
Mick F wrote:Yes, I sort of know that, but I'm complaining that the pictures aren't the same bit of road.
Without a lane marking on a straight empty road, 1metre out is fine

The images are misleading and I hope that they don't make it into the HC. An edge line is a solid white line in the current HC and the third image places you either to the far left of a lane, or on the opposite carriageway, neither of which are good places to be; road markings (link)
We know that you can have broken white edge lines, but that isn't what drivers will learn and refer to
Regards
tim-b

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 7 Sep 2020, 9:35am
by Audax67
Mick F wrote:Didn't agree with this one.Screen Shot 2020-09-06 at 17.30.36.pngIt all depends on the road.
Riding along on an empty road, you do not ride in the centre of the lane.
The picture shows a cyclist to the right of the white line! :shock:

Stay visible by all means, and stay out, but not "in the centre of the lane".
I agree with the explanation, but not the picture or the question.


The correct answer is "the bit with the fewest potholes".

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 7 Sep 2020, 9:35am
by offroader
Question 4 on the subject of dooring seems completely wrong to me.

Encouraging cyclists into the danger zone where they will be safe because drivers should - but not must - look out for them seems completely crazy.

The only safe action is for the cyclist to avoid the danger area

Plus I don't understand the Dutch reach fascination. In my car it leaves me looking predominantly straight out of the side window at cyclists who will be gone by the time the door opens. Rear vision is 90% obscured by B and C pillars

Re: How well do you know the road?

Posted: 7 Sep 2020, 9:37am
by Audax67
BTW, it should be "How well do you know the rules?" The road, and the §"$%&/()? motorists, aren't going to change any.