shhhhh. don't bring fact into a thread like this.
Petition for 3ft vehicle passing law...
the fact that if it became law rather than guidance would mean people could be prosecuted when observed by police.
Mwah mwah mwah mwah
I ride in france and we HAVE a compulsory overtaking distance. That doesn't stop the "lets pass anyway no matter how close I come" behaviour. And if I was crazy enough to go to the police (hence being bullied/beaten/or worst) they would probably tell me to **** off.
I am with trailrat on this one. I can clearly see the new game being lets see how close of a cyclist I can go.
The weird thing is that at the moment,Britains existing road traffic law (as distinct from the highway code)is actually fairly cycling friendly- it just needs enforcement.
its dark at 4.30 around here .
i can see them cause im sporting a maxx D
certainly makes the cars take notice of me at round abouts.
oh and there seems to be a fine line - like if i ride out in the outer 3/4s of the lane it causes no end of tooting and shouting at me despite me doing no wrong , if i ride in the 2nd and towards the 3rd quarter of my lane i get no abuse but they need there to be exactly the same no traffic in the other lane to over take me , and if i ride in the first quarter of the lane ill get my front wheel stuck in the sunken drains and cars will push my into the kerb. it seems to be psychological.
I also had another chap stop and tell me it was illegal for me to pass on the right hand side of cars on a bicycle and that i had to be on the left hand side.
didnt even form a quotient arguement for that one - just asked if he had ever ridden a motorcycle and if not he should try it sometime
never mind - change of office on monday and i get 2 and 3/4 miles of separate cycle path instead of 50mph single carridgeway
Just what we need, more pointless unenforcible laws! Yay! Or not.
I agree with it being uninforcable in the majority of situations however any media coverage suggesting you should pass with at least 3 feet of distance can only be a good thing surely?
I'd like to see a media campaign explaining ASLs. From observation, I reckon that only a small fraction of drivers know what they're for. Maybe not surprising as most will have last read the HWC long before they were introduced.
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