Laws That Don't Really Matter
It may not be enforced much, but people do get irate about folk parking on the zigzags (especially/exclusively at schools), as exhibited in that thread, so I don’t think that one counts.
I’m thinking of the laws that if you mention them people will just shrug and say “Well.. technically you’re right.. but no one actually cares..”Posted 3 years ago
(I’m an exchange licence holder, picked up laws by osmosis)
Can I suggest you at least have a quick flick through https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/highway-code ? Please?
(Though obviously, as per this thread, you can expect around half the things you read in there to be completely ignored by everyone).Posted 3 years ago
MOD land access bye laws
At least some of the MOD land near us is used as a live fire range.
I tend to obey the by-laws there!
I just set the cruise control to 29mph and chuckle in the rear view mirror at their apoplectic rage
Our village successfully petitioned to become a 20 limit. I now take great delight in obeying it precisely. 22mph indicated and not a jot more, to the great annoyance of anyone stuck behind me (most of whom signed the petition but don’t seem to think it applies to them!)Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
everyone is back to doing 85-90
Technically, at an indicated 85, you’re doing 74.5, so hardly ‘speeding’; no cop is going to pull you over for that, as you’re still within the 10% speedo variable.Posted 3 years ago
Even at an indicated 90, you’re actually only doing 81.
Going by the generally accepted fact that speedos are set to read 10% under.
My Puma was, as is my SkodaWeaselMember
Scooping dog poop – half arsed, just bag it and hang off a tree/fence or chuck it in the bushes
Seatbelts – none at all. On my 15 minute walk to/from the station each day at least 5% of drivers don’t seem to need them
Cars with bald tyres, one brake light or no brake lights etc
As above chewing gum, fag butts and littering in generalPosted 3 years agomilky1980Member
lower speed limits for commercial vehicles on national limit single carriage roads and dual carriageways
The bosses are mainly to blame for this. There’s routing software that’s used by a lot of companies now that tells them how fast you can get from A-B and you get quizzed if you’re running late. The argument that the computer says you can do 30 miles in 26 minutes despite the vehicle being limited to 56mph doesn’t wash so everyone goes at 56 on single carriageways and country lanes to make the time up.
Oh and locally parking on zigzags or cycle lanes will get you a ticket. Unless you’re a taxi. Especially if you’ve got a bulb blown or a bald tyre 🙄Posted 3 years ago
After reading loddrik’s thread about parking on the zig-zags I was thinking about how many apparently “trivial” laws we seem to have these days that aren’t really enforced to any degree and are generally so completely ignored by the population that mentioning them can make you seem a bit of an nitpicking arse.
There are plenty of traffic ones obviously:
– stopping at amber traffic lights
– not entering a junction or hatched area until the exit is clear
– not driving or parking in cycle lanes
And of course a few cycling ones:
– not cycling on the pavement
– requiring reflectors, amber pedal reflectors and kitemarked lights
What else you got?
And what exactly is the point of laws that no one really follows or enforces?Posted 3 years agolemonysamMember
On a local note, the “STRAIGHT AHEAD ONLY” sign on Neville Street in Newcastle by the station drop off. Why spend a minute following signs around the block when you can try to squeeze round the fencing, get stuck in a queue and block up one of the busiest roads in the town centre.Posted 3 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Ignoring school crossing patrols.
The article mentions £1000 fines, but rather than fine the motorists, they will put up a few posters instead, as if anyone who ignores a lollypop lady is going to stop and read a poster. 🙄Posted 3 years agofootflapsSubscriber
– not cycling on the pavement
Pretty sure that’s not a law, just one of a 100 recommendations in the highway code which seem to be optional.
NB 50% of the pavements in Cambridge are dual use, the other 50% aren’t. Which basically means people cycle on them all as it’s pretty confusing as to which bits are / aren’t (signage is very poor).Posted 3 years ago
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