Highway Code in the Telegraph

The growing publicity around the disgraceful update to the Highway code hits the Daily Telegraph today (I was forwarded this, I have not suddenly started reading the Torygraph).

Given Robin's dissection of the inability of our elected members to understand their own legislation I should not be surprised that the Department for transport can't see a significant difference between “wherever practicable” and “wherever possible”. Although by focusing on this they misrepresent the concerns of cyclists that even “wherever practicable” too prescriptive.

As I have said before I would prefer the Highway code to warn cyclists of the dangers of using Cycle paths both dedicated and shared use and make it clear they are not intended for cyclists doing more than 30km/h according to the DfT's own design specifications. Also warn cyclists about the feeder lanes into Advanced Stop Lines at traffic lights as they can put you on the inside of Lorries turning left, somewhere you never want to be.

Comments:

So this is where you have got to........ Read your last two blogs with interest and enjoyed your fearless desent with webcam. Road looks vaigly familiar but was most impressed with the juddering just prior to take off, excellent.

Posted by Big Chris on May 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM BST #

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