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     johnrocketfuel updated 11 years, 2 months ago 8 Members · 21 Posts
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  • Jeff

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 9:56 am

    dont know if anyone on here has heard of it but theres a petition at number 10 thats trying to introduce legislation that all motorists must allow a minimum of 3feet distance between their vehicle and a cyclist when they pass. ive signed it, it costs nowt and who knows it may work.

    sign up here

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/3feet2Pass/

  • Jez

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 10:31 am

    Isn’t this already in the highway code?

    “Rule 212 When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room (see Rules 162-167). If they look over their shoulder it could mean that they intend to pull out, turn right or change direction. Give them time and space to do so.”

    As there’s no police on the road to catch bad driving I doubt changing the law to an exact distance would make any difference 🙄

  • HarryB

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 11:10 am

    This is so stupid it makes me shake with anger. To start with there’s no reason in the world why motorists shouldn’t give cyclists a lot more than 3ft. I always give cyclists enough room so that even if they suddenly fell of the bike sideways I still wouldn’t hit them.

    Introducing such a stupid rule would only encourage many drivers to get even closer. Some of the stupid bar stewards would think it was compulsory to get 3ft away from you and would misjudge it so it was only 2ft 11ins.

    The sort of mindless morons who overtake you quite close even though it’s a dual carriageway would be encouraged by such a law to continue their stupidity.

    What we want is what they have in places like Majorca ( a fairly backward, rural place compared to the UK) where most of the busy roads have a four-five feet marked lane at the side of the road for cyclists to use.

    And don’t get me started on the worthless shitbags who I encounter along Yarm High Street. I’m seriously considering carrying a screwdriver to start scratching cars with. These people are potential killers and need to be aware of their behaviour.

    Phew, I feel slightly better now.

  • FUBBLEJUG

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 11:26 am

    I have heard of it but I completley agree with Harry. Trying to enforce yet another non-policeable law would only encourage the cock heads of the road to get even closer to prove a point and show how ‘hard’ they are. Just look at the amount of nobs who drive in cycleways now,as Harry said,they are potentially deadly but nothings done about it. The problem is that theres no common courtesy in this country anymore,cars are king and if the penis extension brigade need to knock a cyclist off causing injury or death then so be it. You tend to find that the ones who get right up close or honk their horns are,99% of the time,ill educated,self righteous little big men who have never had a girlfriend. As the saying goes ‘you cant educate pork’.

  • rockster

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 11:49 am

    You tend to find that the ones who get right up close or honk their horns are,99% of the time,ill educated,self righteous little big men who have never had a girlfriend. As the saying goes ‘you cant educate pork’.

    Or chavs/boy racers

  • Gunner

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 5:19 pm

    The sort of mindless morons who overtake you quite close even though it’s a dual carriageway would be encouraged by such a law to continue their stupidity.

    Hear, hear.

    And don’t get me started on the worthless shitbags who I encounter along Yarm High Street.

    Is there any other place in the UK where driving standards are so low, trying to cycle along this short stretch of road one experiences driving practices which truly beggar belief. 🙄 🙄

  • FUBBLEJUG

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Cockton Hill Road,leading into Bishop Auckland is like running the gauntlet too. It never ceases to amaze me though.Ive ridden all over the country and its never until I get back on my own doorstep that the bother starts. The lakes are fantastic,not just for off road,,but on road.Ive always found the drivers around there,and the dales more than courteous.

  • Jeff

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 6:28 pm

    jeez wish id never bothered now

  • Gunner

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 7:56 pm

    jeez wish id never bothered now

    But doesn’t it stimulate debate from which comes ideas and consensus about what can be taken forward………….

    😕 😕 😕

  • Jeff

    Member
    24 October 2009 at 9:18 pm

    debate? where?

  • FUBBLEJUG

    Member
    25 October 2009 at 8:51 am

    Howay then Jeff buddy,lets debate.Welcome to this weeks HOT TOPIC.

  • Gunner

    Member
    25 October 2009 at 1:13 pm

    debate? where?

    I don’t know, none of the people who are for it have expressed any opinion on the matter, which to me seems quite alarming.

    If this petition goes through and affects law just because it costs “nowt” and “might” work, then that would be truly terrible………………. 🙄

    As Jez so correctly put it:

    “Rule 212 When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of room (see Rules 162-167). If they look over their shoulder it could mean that they intend to pull out, turn right or change direction. Give them time and space to do so.”

    The legislation exists. 😉

  • Jeff

    Member
    25 October 2009 at 3:06 pm

    all i did was pass on a petition that was sent to me on facebook which i thought may have been a good idea, obviously not.

  • Jez

    Member
    25 October 2009 at 6:54 pm

    all i did was pass on a petition that was sent to me on facebook which i thought may have been a good idea, obviously not.

    I think it was a good idea as a point of discussion, however I’ve never seen the government take any notice of the petitions created on there anyway and as such I’ve given up signing any of them 🙄

  • Jeff

    Member
    25 October 2009 at 7:04 pm

    i signed the Gurkha one and we got the right result, but then again most people think why bother

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