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    That's just my point though ....THE LAW DOESN'T...

    That's just my point though ....THE LAW DOESN'T COVER THE SITUATION.
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    I cannot quote figures at you, but head injuries...

    I cannot quote figures at you, but head injuries have to be the main cause of death regarding pedal cyclists. As for a cycle helmet instilling a false sense of security in its wearer, would you say...
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    Crash helmets for cyclists may not 100%...

    Crash helmets for cyclists may not 100% effective, but that doesn't mean they are useless either. I would venture to suggest that any degree of protection is worthy of consideration. There will be...
  4. I completely agree that recommendation is by far...

    I completely agree that recommendation is by far the best form of advertising. I am interested to find out from readers of these forums what the average cost of a one hour driving lesson is across...
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    [/B] Television programmes showing police...

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    Television programmes showing police procedures can sometimes be misleading. I would suggest that the incidents you have seen on tv relate to instances where the vehicle was being used...
  6. What do you look for when choosing a driving school?

    If you or a family member are about to start driving lessons with a professional driving instructor, how will you go about selecting the driving school?
    Will you look for a school whose ...
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    Belive me, you have been misinformed. A police...

    Belive me, you have been misinformed. A police officer does not have the power you have suggested. He can stop a driver and advise him / her not to drive, but there is no power to seize the keys to...
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    It's not as easy as you might think to have...

    It's not as easy as you might think to have someone's licence revoked. For someone to have their licence revoked for dangerous driving, the revocation (disqualification) has to be ordered by the...
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    National Cycle Campaign Needed

    Hi.

    In my opinion, the lack of enforcement of the laws relating to the use of pedal cycles is due to the general public's attitude. Offences commited by cyclists are seen as petty and the...
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    I know exactly what you mean. Whenever there is a...

    I know exactly what you mean. Whenever there is a police presence people are much more willing to park correctly. Sadly, we can't have a police patrol outside of every school every day as we don't...
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    Not only should cyclist display lights on their...

    Not only should cyclist display lights on their bikes at night so as to see and be seen....IT'S A LEGAL REQUIREMNT !!!
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    Scrap heap after 70? Not necessarily.

    I would never suggest that a person of 70 years or more is ready for the scrap heap. Nor would I suggest that any proposal to introduce re-tests for drivers who have reached the age of 70 is a move...
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    Idiotic school run parking

    I'd do just what you were thinking...Write to the school head and ask for your identity not to be revealed should any letters be sent out. I would also suggest telephoning your local Police Traffic...
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    Don't forget the spade for the snow and...

    Don't forget the spade for the snow and flashlight for breakdowns on unlit roads at night....lol
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    Panic Buying - Petrol & Diesel

    With the recent news of a potential strike by petrol tanker delivery drivers we are seeing many motorists panic buying fuel.

    There is no need to stock up with petrol /diesel incase a strike takes...
  16. In my opinion, for Pulis to have claimed extreme...

    In my opinion, for Pulis to have claimed extreme hardship as has been quoted above, and for the presiding magistrate to have accepted his claims and allowed him to retain his driiving licence is, to...
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    Hi Loony. No, I don't belong to any road safety...

    Hi Loony. No, I don't belong to any road safety organisation. It's just that I have spent many years dealing with the aftermath of road crashes. Some were minor and involved only damage to vehicles...
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    Snowball, Many thanks for your kind remarks....

    Snowball,

    Many thanks for your kind remarks. They are very much appreciated.
  19. Motorways are relatively safe in so much as the...

    Motorways are relatively safe in so much as the number of crashes per mile of motorway are generally fewer than those per mile of so called normal roads. However, due to the volume and speed of the ...
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    Brakes and Lights On Bikes

    Does your young child or teenager ride a pedal cycle for fun or to travel to and from school?
    When was the last time you checked their bike to make sure that it was safe, legal and fit for use on...
  21. Have you checked the expiry date on your photo driving licence recently?

    When was the last time you checked the expiry date of your photo on your driving licence?

    UK driving licence photos have to be renewed every 10 years. Generally the DVLA send out reminders....
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    May I be so bold as to enquire as to why you...

    May I be so bold as to enquire as to why you don't fancy having to take a driving test? Is it that your driving is now below standard?
    If so, have you thought of further training?
    It might save...
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    The point I want to make /emphasise here is that...

    The point I want to make /emphasise here is that learner drivers are currently allowed to ride or drive on our roads with absolutely no prior knowledge of the Highway Code whatsoever. It's absolutely...
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    He got knocked over by a speeding driver.

    He got knocked over by a speeding driver.
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    Lots of people critcise the police for their...

    Lots of people critcise the police for their dealings with the motoring public. Quite often, (but not always, I admit), they themselves have an axe to grind due to their having been issued with a...
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