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THL4KEL

New laws were announced last December -

 

" The Highway Code's insistence cars should leave a decent distance between them an cyclists when passing (1.5m) is now being strengthened by fines.

Following law changes in March, motorists could be fined for not leaving enough space between a vehicle and a bike. Failure to do so could land you with a £100 fine and three points on your licence.

 

Police forces across the country are being encouraged to penalise those who drive dangerously close to cyclists."

 

 

1.5  meters space on most roads with oncoming traffic means you can't safely overtake them...

 

Cyclists should be fined for not using cycle lanes.

 

 

 

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ks789
7 minutes ago, THL4KEL said:

New laws were announced last December -

 

" The Highway Code's insistence cars should leave a decent distance between them an cyclists when passing (1.5m) is now being strengthened by fines.

Following law changes in March, motorists could be fined for not leaving enough space between a vehicle and a bike. Failure to do so could land you with a £100 fine and three points on your licence.

 

Police forces across the country are being encouraged to penalise those who drive dangerously close to cyclists."

 

 

1.5  meters space on most roads with oncoming traffic means you can't safely overtake them...

 

Cyclists should be fined for not using cycle lanes.

 

 

 

They should come down harder on big lorries tailgating. Those monstrous great things are the major cause of road damage. And they know damn well they cant stop very quick yet a lot of them (not all) insist on driving as close to your bumper as they can. Ive spoke to a few, and they come out with this tosh that they cant get the speed up so have to drive right behind you. Tough, get back, far back you idiot. Also a large percentage of the motorway deaths are involving them. Ban them from trying to overtake too, take 10 minutes to pass eachother.  There, sorry truckers, but thats my half pennorth til later, ta ta.

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

I have no issue with cyclists......  as long as they stay off the road.  

 

They (the majority) have zero insurances yet some of those bikes cost more than your vans. 

 

Cyclists, like motor cyclists seem to think that helmet cams now not only make them invincible but also make them right all the time. 

 

This is proven by the plethora of videos on Youtube of bikers doing wrong and yet blaming the motorist when it nearly goes Pete Tong on them.  

 

I learnt as probably did @Part Timer and one or two others to drive in a time called 'The Last Milleninum' in fact so far back in that time that dash cams did not exist, nor did digital cameras and a home 'camcorder' (as they were called) was the size of a modern European compact car. The roads were quieter, you were fortunate if your FAMILY owned a car, not one for dad, one for mum, one for each of the kids,  one for the whole family. 

 

You see the signs everywhere here (I live on the edge of the Peak District) THINK BIKE THINK BIKER aimed at motor cyclists but should also automatically encompass cyclists as well. 

 

In the end it does not matter who is right and who is wrong, my daily drive weighs 2.7 tonnes and is far from the smallest thing on the road. Now imagine that parked on top of a biker, sure if i'm found in the wrong I could be going to jail but wherever I am going it is without a scratch on me,  where will you be going if you end up under 2.7 tonne of car? 

 

Cyclists and Bikers honestly need to stop thinking about other road users and start thinking of themselves as chances are someone is expecting you home tonight and what kind of selfish t**t are you if you don't make it there?

 

I took the picture below in London 2 weeks ago. Thank god it was just the bike rack he took out but shows the damage that can be done to metal and bone is softer. 

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This next one is on the motorway (I was a passenger so could take the pic safely) 

 

No bikes or bikers involved but imagine if they do this to each other what if it was a biker? 

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Please show some considerations for your fellow man and cyclists should be forced to have compulsory insurance as drivers do.  That would halve the number of them overnight. 

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steve garwood
7 minutes ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

I have no issue with cyclists......  as long as they stay off the road.  

 

They (the majority) have zero insurances yet some of those bikes cost more than your vans. 

 

Cyclists, like motor cyclists seem to think that helmet cams now not only make them invincible but also make them right all the time. 

 

This is proven by the plethora of videos on Youtube of bikers doing wrong and yet blaming the motorist when it nearly goes Pete Tong on them.  

 

I learnt as probably did @Part Timer and one or two others to drive in a time called 'The Last Milleninum' in fact so far back in that time that dash cams did not exist, nor did digital cameras and a home 'camcorder' (as they were called) was the size of a modern European compact car. The roads were quieter, you were fortunate if your FAMILY owned a car, not one for dad, one for mum, one for each of the kids,  one for the whole family. 

 

You see the signs everywhere here (I live on the edge of the Peak District) THINK BIKE THINK BIKER aimed at motor cyclists but should also automatically encompass cyclists as well. 

 

In the end it does not matter who is right and who is wrong, my daily drive weighs 2.7 tonnes and is far from the smallest thing on the road. Now imagine that parked on top of a biker, sure if i'm found in the wrong I could be going to jail but wherever I am going it is without a scratch on me,  where will you be going if you end up under 2.7 tonne of car? 

 

Cyclists and Bikers honestly need to stop thinking about other road users and start thinking of themselves as chances are someone is expecting you home tonight and what kind of selfish t**t are you if you don't make it there?

 

I took the picture below in London 2 weeks ago. Thank god it was just the bike rack he took out but shows the damage that can be done to metal and bone is softer. 

20190219_093615.jpg.ed257a895cc03d45f5ebcabe90e5e162.jpg

 

This next one is on the motorway (I was a passenger so could take the pic safely) 

 

No bikes or bikers involved but imagine if they do this to each other what if it was a biker? 

20190207_094716.jpg.f897ebe8cf70439c5a12c916ce6f757e.jpg

 

Please show some considerations for your fellow man and cyclists should be forced to have compulsory insurance as drivers do.  That would halve the number of them overnight. 

Agree, but it should be ‘cyclists should pay insurance AND road tax’ i.m.o 

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THL4KEL

Another pita of the road is the mobility scooter driver.

 

Nearly hit one the other day who had decided to drive down a 60mph country lane and had gone round a corner (blind spot). Luckily no on come traffic.

 

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Tuffers

On a lighter note....

 

 

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Part Timer
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I learnt to drive that long ago when I sat my HGV test it was in a vehicle you had to double the clutch. Fairly certain @spruce knows how to do it but the majority on here wouldn't have a clue. Now @Den don't pretend you don't know :1f61c:

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Davy G
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I'm thinking you might not have had power assisted steering either. My family had a retired ambulance as a hot dog van in the early 70s. Surrey Ambulance No 25, 1965 Karrier Dennis, four cylinder 2266 cc petrol engine, first and second were crash gears double de clutch, third and fourth, syncromesh. No power steering (wheel like a dustbin lid) 14 miles to a gallon (less than 50p from memory). Nought to 40 in about ten minutes with a following wind and a fall of ground. I loved it. Felt really proud driving that wee beast around London as an eighteen year old. ☺️

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steve garwood
1 hour ago, Part Timer said:

I learnt to drive that long ago when I sat my HGV test it was in a vehicle you had to double the clutch. Fairly certain @spruce knows how to do it but the majority on here wouldn't have a clue. Now @Den don't pretend you don't know :1f61c:

And when you done your test, didn’t you have to use the winding handle to start the engine? 😆

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Part Timer
44 minutes ago, steve garwood said:

And when you done your test, didn’t you have to use the winding handle to start the engine? 😆

No my servant did that 😜

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spruce
14 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

No my servant did that 😜

 

Priceless

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scottish cleaning service
7 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

New laws were announced last December -

 

" The Highway Code's insistence cars should leave a decent distance between them an cyclists when passing (1.5m) is now being strengthened by fines.

Following law changes in March, motorists could be fined for not leaving enough space between a vehicle and a bike. Failure to do so could land you with a £100 fine and three points on your licence.

 

Police forces across the country are being encouraged to penalise those who drive dangerously close to cyclists."

 

 

1.5  meters space on most roads with oncoming traffic means you can't safely overtake them...

 

Cyclists should be fined for not using cycle lanes.

 

 

 

 

What about pavements? They all seem to use pavements up here, one even killed a pedestrian by knocking her down on the pavement.

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spruce
2 hours ago, Davy G said:

I'm thinking you might not have had power assisted steering either. My family had a retired ambulance as a hot dog van in the early 70s. Surrey Ambulance No 25, 1965 Karrier Dennis, four cylinder 2266 cc petrol engine, first and second were crash gears double de clutch, third and fourth, syncromesh. No power steering (wheel like a dustbin lid) 14 miles to a gallon (less than 50p from memory). Nought to 40 in about ten minutes with a following wind and a fall of ground. I loved it. Felt really proud driving that wee beast around London as an eighteen year old. ☺️

 

The memories!

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Part Timer
2 hours ago, Davy G said:

I'm thinking you might not have had power assisted steering either. My family had a retired ambulance as a hot dog van in the early 70s. Surrey Ambulance No 25, 1965 Karrier Dennis, four cylinder 2266 cc petrol engine, first and second were crash gears double de clutch, third and fourth, syncromesh. No power steering (wheel like a dustbin lid) 14 miles to a gallon (less than 50p from memory). Nought to 40 in about ten minutes with a following wind and a fall of ground. I loved it. Felt really proud driving that wee beast around London as an eighteen year old. ☺️

I'll leave this to you and @spruce, I'm 55 not 65 😘

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P4dstar

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On a lighter note than dead cyclists I managed to fix my dash cam. It was turning off randomly. I’ve always plugged it into the charging port on the mount but there is a second one on the dash cam itself. Just plugged it into that and it’s all working again. Also now nicely concealed and plugged into that 12V socket you mentioned @Tuffers, well done man!

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spruce
1 hour ago, P4dstar said:

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On a lighter note than dead cyclists I managed to fix my dash cam. It was turning off randomly. I’ve always plugged it into the charging port on the mount but there is a second one on the dash cam itself. Just plugged it into that and it’s all working again. Also now nicely concealed and plugged into that 12V socket you mentioned @Tuffers, well done man!

 

This I think is going to be a necessary purchase at some time in the near future.

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Den

I’m just a boy What do I know lol, double clutch non power steering, only pass my test three years ago when I was 18 😃

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Part Timer
7 hours ago, Den said:

I’m just a boy What do I know lol, double clutch non power steering, only pass my test three years ago when I was 18 😃

I was going to say years not stones but even then I'm being generous 😘

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Iron Giant
On 10/03/2019 at 07:48, steve garwood said:

A very good post @scottish cleaning service, apart from one part that I whole heartedly disagree with.

Why should cyclists use the roads for free?

If something is being used it should be paid for collectively.

I will admit I have a gripe against the more millatant type cyclists, especially the tos*ers who have what looks like the tip of a rocket ship on their heads and ride side by side talking 😡😡


Cyclists were advised to ride side by side to be more visible after a rise in accidents and single riders getting mowed down, my gripe is the with all cyclists who chose to break law because it's easier for them to do so approaching a red light straight on the pavement to jump the lights for someone to ride a bike to ride on a pavement is illegal, one last year who thought he could go straight over my pole hose as I was cleaning the upstairs windows on a house he nearly came off his bike when it caught on his wheel 🤣

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