Roundabout Rules

Started by Alex, January 21, 2022, 11:21:52 AM

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Alex

Changes are due to come into force from 29 January " Drivers are now told to give priority to cyclists on roundabouts and not cut across their path. Rule 186 states: "Give them plenty of room and do not attempt to overtake them within their lane. Allow them to move across your path as they travel around the roundabout. "

Can anyone see an increase in back end prangs ?   I think most people are wary of cyclists, most of whom are a bloody nuisance ! no lights, dark clothing, earphones, pedaling like a Bat out of Hell (God rest his soul) and some use mobile phones - for which we'd be fined.  PLUS they don't pay any road tax. [1150]

klondike

I suppose you don't have them but those Voi scooters are more of a menace in these parts than cyclists - they're mostly all put off by the pot holes and roads completely unsuitable for bikes.

I recently got a bike. I have an excellent solution to roundabouts - I avoid them. I may only have 10 years or so left but I'd prefer to be able to walk for most of them.

Bloody menaces...

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1955vintage

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Alex


klondike

They can kill themselves without assistance. From my CCTV - I saw the kerfuffle after so downloaded it.

I could have trimmed a few seconds more off the front and only left it running as long as I did as it shows the sad outcome that both rider and scooter were largely unscathed although I suspect a bit of adjustment to the scooter was needed for it to run without the wheel catching a bit


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Michael Rolls

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klondike

His view of the road was obscured by the low foliage on the tree which the council finally got around to cutting. Still no excuse. I feel sorry for the car driver who must have some lightning reactions.

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Alex

He just came straight out, that looks a busy road too ! probably on his mobile at the time  :rolleyes:

klondike

He shouldn't have been on the path anyway. The T&C say ride on the road. They've been trialling them here a while now. I think they are dangerous. A nuisance on both road and pavements.

I'll reword that. They aren't dangerous if ridden with consideration but as most of the riders are millennials they aren't.

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Scrumpy


Love the video of the scooter crossing the road without any regard for other traffic.... !!
... and his walk of shame (carrying) the damaged goods back..  :embarrassed:
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