Spanish Traffic Laws & Highway Robbery

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  1. Ninovan

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  2. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Been on before !!

    Similar posts abound, BUT...It's worth repeating now and then as a warning as to the dangers that are around for the unsuspecting traveller !!

    Thanks for the reminder !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Something that we should adopt over here................Quote: - Drivers should ensure 1.5 metres of lateral spacing when passing a bike, allowing cycles to occupy part or all of adjacent or opposite lanes, and ensuring that vehicles involved in overtaking moves must not jeopardise or hinder the progress of cyclist moving in the opposite direction.:thumb:
     
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    12.5 mph in some towns.

    I tried driving at that speed once, the engine went to sleep.
     
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    How about enforcing the Highway Code for cyclists?
    Many of these muppets are so bloody arrogant in thinking that they should take priority over all other traffic.
    I once saw one of these invincible pillocks try to force his way in front of a bus.
    He lost.
    I'm not an unsympathetic bloke, but my only sympathy was for the bus driver.
    He has to live with the death of a pillock for the rest of his life.

    "Think bike"?.....Cyclists should "Think Motor Vehicle".
     
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    So what do you think of adopting the 1.5m rule over here....it has got to improve the safety for cyclists surely. Great idea......yes:thumb:
     
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    YIPPPPPEEEE!

    It has turned into a motorist v cyclist thread.

    Aways GREAT for a punch up on Fun.


    I ride a bike... I jump traffic lights... I ride on the pavements... I go up one way streets the wrong way...

    Never hurt myself or anyone else because I take care and DECIDE if it safe for me and I ALWAYS consider the people around me.

    So there!

    Stick that in your e-cig and smoke it.


    JJ :Cool:

    PS. Don't speed and you don't get speeding fines.
     
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  9. Movinon

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    So you break the law, but that's OK because its you doing it and you're special so the law doesn't apply? An interesting perspective on social responsibility.

    Now excuse me I'm off to rob a bank but it's OK it's only me doing it and I always make sure it's safe for me and consider people around me.
     
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    Movinon.......only 56 posts !:Blush:

    Too soon to know that JJ and his people just love being controversial:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    p.s. He rides a Solex !! Can't speed on one of those !!!!:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Well... equating riding a bicycle on the pavement to robbing a bank probably means we won't be spending much time chatting to each other but I will just say...

    If I am cycling along a totally deserted road and a traffic light turns red but I can clearly see there are absolutely NO vehicles anywhere then I am not going to sit there waiting for green to show. I'll "break the law" and ride on.

    If you choose to wait then so be it.

    Many people do blindly do what what they are told to do even if it is a light bulb telling them to do it.

    Not me...


    JJ :Cool:

     
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    Anyway, I would love to see the 1.5m rule here, the current guidance in the Highway Code is ambiguous at best and it needs something specific. Can't see it happening though because at the risk of taking this thread off into the undergrowth the current lot at too worried about UKIP and what little policy UKIP seem to have on the subject is pretty anti-cycling, based on the utterances I have read from some of them.

    Cycling and UKIP in the same post. What an explosive mixture!
     
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    I assume adding UKIP into the thread is just to bring in some light humour!

    Let's admit it... UKIP and their supporters are pretty funny... Farage really gets me laughing...

    What a joke.

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    How the hell does a thread on Spanish Traffic Laws get to be a thread on UKIP :Eeek::Eeek:
    Think I'll give up reading and sit in the sunshine with a beer or maybe even watch the football :Doh::Doh:
     
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    In Southport last weekend, the number of people stood staring at a red "do not cross" light when there was not a vehicle in sight was horrendous. Have we no longer got the brain power to cross a road unaided now ?

    I moaned at 'er indoors for pressing the button when there was little traffic.

    With a dead brain and a green light do the numpties just walk under the wheels of the chav boy racer ? Then sue the council because the light was green ?
     
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    Yes I had realised that from his use of large letters. It's OK, I was a teenager once myself. I'm just rather bored being stuck in a CP at the moment whilst her-in-van does the laundry. :cry:

    As for the 56 posts (wow - has it been that many!), your point is well taken on the importance of quantity over quality..... :thumb:
     
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    They might be large on your screen but what might be large to you is normal to me...:Wink:

    And putting aside font sizes for a moment...

    Do you really equate riding a bicycle on the pavement to robbing a bank?

    Would you really sit at the red light waiting for a green one?


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I have developed a technique for taking cyclists on pavements off their bikes, with no damage to myself. Used it too. When you come out of hospital you then get done for riding on the pavement and hitting a pedestrian. Hilarious.

    How safe on the pavement do you feel now?
     
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    Nonsense!
    How would the rule be applied to cyclists in keeping 1.5m away from everything they pass?

    Other cyclists?
    Red lights?
    Riding across zebra crossing?
    Overtaking on the inside?
    Riding through pedestrianized areas?
    Ignoring the presence of other traffic (they are invincible)?
    Ignoring warnings from road signs and motorists (arrogant pillocks)?

    I would suggest that a great many cyclists are more of a danger to the fee paying (hold that thought) motorist than vice versa.
    I pay dearly to use the roads, cyclists don't pay a bean.
    That alone gives ME priority.

    Don't go on about what they pay for their cars, etc. we are talking about bikes.
     
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    Walking stick in the spokes, or a gentle shove?:Rofl1:

    All this whining about the goody goody cyclists is crap.
    They should be fair game.:thumb:
     
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