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take a test??

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by donnymac, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. donnymac

    donnymac New Member

    hi guys.
    i think everyone who uses the public roads should take a test
    on the highway code every five years.
    whats your thoughts??
    don ;)
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    *Sniffs*

    I smell trollshit.
     
  3. sadjack

    sadjack Senior Member

    I thoroughly agree with you Don.

    Perhaps those that answer that roundabouts are in fact race tracks could be forced to re-take their driving test!!
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It's not a bad idea. I know I'd do pretty well.

    Unfortunately it would have to include everyone who steps out of their front door.

    How would you administrate that?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    donnymac

    donnymac New Member

    who said anything about peds..
    its not the peds i worry about its the other road users
     
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    But peds cross roads so are technically road users. What would the test be for horses ??
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Pedestrians use public roads.

    Who else would you class as not a road user?

    Or have you just come over to have a go at cyclists?

    What would you do about motorcyclists who illegally ride in bus lanes?
     
  8. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    In Sheff M'cyclists are in legally. Its not till becoming a cyclist I actually got and read a HC since passing my test. 20 years. Guess I wasn't that unusual - I see loads of drivers that don't understand cycle lanes, advance stop lines, red lights, speed limits......
     
  9. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Donnymac - you may be genuine, if so bear with us.

    One of our number has come under fire recently by people who don't like their cr4p driving highlighted on Utube. We're expecting some cyberstalking trolls to appear.

    It seems the timing of your appearance may have aroused some suspicion.

    ;)
     
  10. Hi don. I assume you have had a run in with a lousy motorist or perhaps a scooter rider (blo0dy nuisance in London I have to say - no consideration whatsoever for the human powered cyclists like you and me.)
    Tell us what leads you to promote this interesting idea - there are many reasonable voices on here with informed comment; I'm sure they can help you.

    Welcome.
     
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Peds are road users too...
     
  12. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Easy, Tiger!

    Give the new guy a chance!
     
  13. jmaccyd

    jmaccyd Well-Known Member

    Indeed, the HC is relevant to peds, cyclists, horse riders, motorists and motorcyclists
     
  14. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I think it would be to correctly identify this road sign.
    drive_slowly.jpg
     
  15. neslon

    neslon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Toon
    I do - its called MIDAS and everyone who drives a minibus not-for-profit has do do so (or similar). Anyway, Don, you seem to be assuming that the people who cycle can't/don't drive. I prefer not to, as the health & well-being benefits are enormous, as is the sense of satisfaction gained from getting places under my own steam. However, there are occasions when I have to use my Impreza, or the missus's V70, or the camper......

    All of which are taxed