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Offline McCrae72

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Re: Right of Way question
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2018, 04:22:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ben_snapper [+]
So apart from the wording of not crossing white lines, we're kind of agreeing with each other. This is from the highway code:

Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road. You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 26

Another example, if you're following a scooter rider and you're on your bike in a 60 limit, and he's doing 40, you can pass him as long as you don't cross the white line. if it meant no overtaking then you couldn't. But if you do it and part of your mirror, handle bars, or panniers cross the white line then you're commiting an offence.

My God I'm even boring myself. I won't get onto why I believe you can cross them while filtering past traffic. That could just tip me over the edge.

Lol yeah I think we are on the same page, my only point for the Spain thing is you can’t cross the unbroken whites there, even to turn into a driveway etc 👍

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Re: Right of Way question
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2018, 04:25:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
I recently was at an IAM meeting when this question arose and was answered by a senior police rider instructor & examiner. He was emphatic that a vehicle in a queue of traffic does not count as stationary. This is the Road Traffic Act not the Highway Code which does say "stationary" and so leads to that grey area of confusion. Maybe your only defence is to plead that its the H/way Code in the Driving Standards Agency test not the RTA.

I guess it’s the same classification if you are in your car with the keys you can be nicked for using your mobile or being drunk, you might not be moving but you also aren’t classed as parked and stationary.

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Re: Right of Way question
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2018, 05:42:47 AM »
I have lived in Germany near on 40 years, on a priority road you have the priority sign which is a yellow square, if this is not present then its give way to the right. Mainly found in towns, villages etc. very rare on the open road. Roundabouts have the same rules as in the UK, those already on the roundabout always have priority.

 


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