New road rules, so when did YOU read the Highway Code?

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  1. Billy23

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    As you will know the new regs come in today, with instant fines.

    It prompted me to ask, when did you last read - I mean really read - an up to date copy of the Highway Code?

    I will own up that I haven't read one for about 9 years, and I have been driving for 55 years and in all that time I have only read it about 8 times.

    Like lots of people, I guess I thought " I knew the rules, and anyway I always drove correctly.......didn't I !!
     
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    Of course you you. Just like wot I do. A an old man. Drove lorries. Buses, now motorhomes so like you. I know it all,don't need to read it:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:eek:opp5opp5opp5
     
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    As one of my son’s is siting his theory test soon I was looking over it but didn’t rely reed it I have been driving 30years I know the rules don’t I ?

    I don’t need sum namby pamby book :Eeek:
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    So tell us what has changed? other than the middle lane hog rule so prominent in the news.:Laughing:
     
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    So is merging alternately at lane-blocking cones still permitted to ease the traffic flow, or will those tossers who straddle the white lines 500 yards short of the cones have their day?
     
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    Just recently I passed my CBT so I can legally use a 125cc. (something ive done for years), naughty boy !
    So the next step is for a theory test. You can go on line and take the practice theory test (old exams) which I did, and to my surprise I passed both parts scoring 44/55 and 45/50. Its a good excercise to do it and see if you would pass.
    Regards Phil
     
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    Non-endorsable fixed penalty notice (where the driver does not receive points on their licence)
    Failing to give way, obscuring registration number, stopping on the hard shoulder, misuse of headlights, sounding horn at night

    £50
    Endorsable fixed penalty notice (points issued)
    Using a mobile while driving, speeding, reversing on a motorway, not stopping at a red light

    £100
    Non-endorsable fixed penalty notice
    Failure to display tax disc, not wearing a seat belt when driving, driving without an MOT certificate

    £100
    Endorsable fixed penalty notice offence
    Failure to identify driver

    £200
    Endorsable fixed penalty notice offence
    Driving without third party insurance

    £300


    The move brings careless or inconsiderate driving offences into line with the penalties for similar non-motoring fixed penalties. Drivers can still appeal against any decision through the courts.

    Among the offences police are expected to focus on are:
    • Driving too close to the vehicle in front
    • Failing to give way at a junction (not requiring evasive action by another driver)
    • Overtaking and pushing into a queue of traffic
    • Being in the wrong lane and pushing into a queue on a roundabout
    • Lane discipline, such as needlessly hogging the middle or outside lanes
    • Inappropriate speed
    • Wheel-spins, handbrake turns and other careless manoeuvres
     
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    On my return to this sceptered isle a few weeks ago I bought an up to date copy of the Highway Code..So I'm currently reading it...I was an instructor for 13 years..all classes Car HGV PSV and motorcycles..so it pays to be well read on the subject..And keep up with the times..
     
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    failing to display a tax disc warrants a higher fine than speeding and driving whilst on a mobile...bizarre

    so the intention clearly isnt to increase safety on the roads then!!
     
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    No it is £100 in both cases.

    The way it has copied has put the fine attached to the wrong bit of text.
    The fine figure relates to the text above it and not the text below it

    Non-endorsable - fixed penalty notice (where the driver does not receive points on their licence)
    Failing to give way, obscuring registration number, stopping on the hard shoulder, misuse of headlights, sounding horn at night £50

    Endorsable fixed penalty notice - (points issued)
    Using a mobile while driving, speeding, reversing on a motorway, not stopping at a red light £100

    Non-endorsable - fixed penalty notice
    Failure to display tax disc, not wearing a seat belt when driving, driving without an MOT certificate £100

    Endorsable fixed penalty - notice offence
    Failure to identify driver £200

    Endorsable fixed penalty - notice offence
    Driving without third party insurance £300
     
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    REAL Men!:BigGrin:

    Don't need Instructions:RollEyes:

    Toughen up Funster:Cool:
     
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    BUT THEY DONT MERGE ALTERNATELY (some hope) You have been waiting in line for a few minutes when some a--ehole comes flying past and cuts in. That is why some tosser stradles the white line and i dont blame them. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    Whats to stop some copper just pulling you over and demanding a fixed penalty even though youve done nothing wrong....two coppers were caught doing this in Lincoln many years ago before the fixed penalty.

    Do the Law Lords think that coppers are all honest?....they have a lot to learn...I was once prosecuted for something I didn't do....but they believed the copper instead of me...

    Will I EVER trust a copper again....not on your life....once bitten forever shy..

    Just wait and see how much revenue is suddenly raised....licence to print money as far as I can see....
     
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    But I guess there will still be circumstances when you would still dial 999....

    :BigGrin:
     
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    In this case the only option is to know the law, and put dought in officers mind. Happened to me a number of occasions when I drove tippers a few years ago.
     
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    fine for no insurance 300 fine for no tv licence 1000 that makes sense
    when i was a lad no insurance was an automatic ban so whats changed ?
     
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    Do you know I actually did that on 3 different occasions and they did nothing...Its common place round here...
     
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    Ha no more hand brake turns with the camper then:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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