MartinC wrote:... I'm not sure whether the IAM rebranding John Franklin's ideas as their own is helping or just perpetuating the underlying problem. ....
He is shown as one of the authors.
thirdcrank wrote:He is shown as one of the authors.
DougieB wrote:I suggest the negative commenter's actually have a look at the current road craft manuals, to see what they are really about. they are not 'know your place' manuals, nor are they 'must do better' manuals. nor are they 'how to drive cyclists off the road and keep it for car drivers'.
they are mainly about 'road craft' (funny that), not how to drive or motorbike. the assumption is that you already know how to handle your chosen machine. the manuals talk about position, forward vision and planning. many cyclists I see, and from the comments I read, would benefit. the assumptions and "I'm right" attitude is generally what I took the 'road craft' to be trying to breakdown.
IvanWilsonBSE wrote:On a bicycle it is insanity to place yourself in such an exposed position with the potential of high speed traffic cornering behind you when you are travelling at relatively low speeds
cjchambers wrote:IvanWilsonBSE wrote:On a bicycle it is insanity to place yourself in such an exposed position with the potential of high speed traffic cornering behind you when you are travelling at relatively low speeds
On a blind left hand corner, it is absolutely essential to move out from the edge. The edge of the road is a very dangerous place to be because you're invisible for longer to traffic approaching from behind. The idea isn't to hide at the edge and 'stay out of the way' so that drivers can drive past as if you weren't there - the idea is to maximise visibility so that they can react in good time and overtake in an orderly fashion.