boroughpaul wrote:Jaywalking could be tackled by the same police / CSO's that enforce the law on drivers and cyclists. Driving through London today, I once more realised that a 20 mph speed limit simply is counter-productive. As far as the rails are concerned: if done in an attractive design (futuristic would be my preference, but I am not fussy) they could actually enhance the street environment. They don't have to be ugly.actually the rails have gone...and if any remain they will be gone soon. this isn't an issue. the street environment has been enhanced with their removal as they were an ugly blot on the landscape. pedestrian rod safety would best be improved by enforcing laws on jay walking. the number of pedestrians (including children)who dive out in front of cars to cross the road as few as 10 metres from a ped. crossing or who cross without looking both ways with headphones on is frightening.
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Jaywalking could be tackled by the same police / CSO's that enforce the law on drivers and cyclists.
Luke wrote:eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Jaywalking could be tackled by the same police / CSO's that enforce the law on drivers and cyclists.
Only if it were the law. But it isn't. The highway code says
A. First find a safe place to cross and where there is space to reach the pavement on the other side. Where there is a crossing nearby, use it. It is safer to cross using a subway, a footbridge, an island, a zebra, pelican, toucan or puffin crossing, or where there is a crossing point controlled by a police officer, a school crossing patrol or a traffic warden. Otherwise choose a place where you can see clearly in all directions. Try to avoid crossing between parked cars (see Rule 14), on a blind bend, or close to the brow of a hill. Move to a space where drivers and riders can see you clearly. Do not cross the road diagonally.
Ivanhoe wrote:I learned to drive a motorbike before I learned to drive a car. I used to filter all the time. It's (or was) illegal in Switzerland and I once got a huge fine for it. It wasn't until I started driving a car that I realised how much it can inconvenience cars, and I once more experienced it last week, where basically I needed 2 extra pairs of eyes, what with all the bicycles and motorbikes overtaking me right and left or closing me in at red lights.Why ban filtering?
Zoe wrote:Fair enough. I just think some of it puts a lot of pressure on drivers who have to watch jay walkers, red light jumping cyclists and filtering bikes.But filtering per se isn't dangerous, only dangerous filtering. I see lots of filtering that is perfectly safe, when the cars are not moving and the light has just changed, so the rider can make it to the front in plenty of time. I really don't think filtering causes lots of accidents (IMHO).
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