Passenger Guidance From Govt

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ronidog1, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. ronidog1

    ronidog1 Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    247
    Location:
    west yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +158
  2. Poohbear

    Poohbear

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    Worcester
    Ratings:
    +585
    I just get an error when I click that link :(
     
  3. Cat53

    Cat53 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,491
    Location:
    Grantham
    Ratings:
    +8,315
    Me too.
     
  4. LDV400

    LDV400 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Location:
    fife
    Ratings:
    +40
    me to.
     
  5. mitzimad

    mitzimad Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,812
    Location:
    walthamstow east london
    Ratings:
    +5,585
  6. RowleyBirkinQC

    RowleyBirkinQC Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    Dazed & Confused
    Ratings:
    +4,828
  7. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    West Country and France/Spain
    Ratings:
    +822
  8. ronidog1

    ronidog1 Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    247
    Location:
    west yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +158
    thanks for sorting that out.
     
  9. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,232
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Ratings:
    +12,625
    guess what ? me too :)

    But then I take with a big pinch of salt anything the government have to say
     
  10. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,961
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Ratings:
    +14,547
    Just confirms what has been aired in a multitude of threads on Fun on this subject. "Not specifically illegal" or not, would you risk anyone travelling unrestrained in the rear of your vehicle?
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,195
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Ratings:
    +11,426
    May 2010.. ??
    I know my van is a 2012 6 berth but the v5 states only 4 travelling seats...!!
     
  12. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    7,170
    Location:
    Kettering
    Ratings:
    +18,597
    Lots of vans are like that - more sleeping berths than travelling seats.
     
  13. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    6,852
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Ratings:
    +17,773
    Yes here they actually state amount of seats for travelling /amount for sleeping. The amount for travelling is stated on the registration document.
     
  14. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,252
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,579
    Is that why the document is dated May 2010 ????
     
  15. Enword

    Enword Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,145
    Location:
    Devon
    Ratings:
    +7,244
    Don't let my passenger read that:whistle:
     
  16. sally47

    sally47 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    203
    Ratings:
    +106
    I have two forward facing seats with belts for our granddaughters and that's where they go but keep asking why can't we go to bed when travelling whic brings me to the question why is the second driver of a coach allowed to use the bed midway and underneath the vehicle and the second driver of a HGV allowed to use the bunk when travelling same safety issues surely can any DVL tell me please
     
  17. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    4,136
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +5,498
    Wagon drivers don't wear seat belts. The weight (or momentum) of such vehicles means that in most accidents they don't stop quickly enough to cause injury to drivers or passengers. Much the same probably applies to a coach. Seat belts only prevent injuries caused by the wearer being propelled forwards which happens when a vehicle decelerates so quickly that driver or passengers continue forwards as the vehicle slows or stops.
     
  18. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    15,702
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Ratings:
    +35,611
    I made a start but, by the sixth paragraph my head was hurting so much I had to stop.

    My God... who writes this stuff?

    JJ :cool:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  19. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    3,420
    Location:
    Weegeland
    Ratings:
    +9,018
    Oh well this is what happens in practice without a seat belt.
     
  20. Padraigpost

    Padraigpost Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Torbay, Devon
    Ratings:
    +142
    Truck drivers certainly do wear seat belts, they have been fitted in trucks for many years, as far as the second driver sleeping in the bunk a different set of regulations apply to HGVs. And coaches which allows them to do this.
    Don
     
Loading...

Share This Page