Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

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fullupandslowingdown
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Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

Postby fullupandslowingdown » 16 Mar 2020, 6:31pm

FOSS62 wrote:I have to confess to having a ROADAR qualification (similar to IAM but we are re-tested every three years)......


Ah previously known as the ROSPA available in Gold, Silver and Bronze passes. It was always considered harder to get a Gold pass than the IAM.

I think most of us put our seat belts on automatically now. If we were to get fined for not indicating in the way the Aussie Police do it, i.e they look out specifically for that offence at junctions, then maybe we would reach a point where we feel bad or nauseous if we didn't indicate. But as previously said there are often locations where you have to rethink when to indicate to avoid confusing other road users. Which is exactly why it's a brilliant idea to do an advanced course and get your brain switched on to thinking at the higher level.

james01
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Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

Postby james01 » 17 Mar 2020, 1:44pm

Mikenzo wrote:My petition:

3 penalty points and £100 fine for not using indicators on the road.

Introduce 3 penalty points on driving license and £100 fine for not using the indicators on the road.



What about an exemption for drivers who just can't help it, eg. BMW drivers, taxi drivers ? :wink:

ukmtk
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Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

Postby ukmtk » 17 Mar 2020, 3:31pm

I used to write to the DfT regarding road safety.
I think that a sentence that ALL drivers should be able to repeat accurately (including the written test) is:

The sole responsibility of a driver is to drive their vehicle safely.

It should be what each lesson starts/ends with.

MOARspeed
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Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

Postby MOARspeed » 26 Mar 2020, 3:25pm

Sorry, but I think the part before the indicating is the most important, automatically indicating all the time does NOT equate always looking and using one's mirrors..... In fact it's people who indicate automatically, usually skip the part where you check for other road users.