"Filtering" through traffic (UK)
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Wed Oct 16 2013 12:08 PM
brian barton
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Apart from Irish cities & the motorways around them, I rarely find the need to filter through slow or stationary traffic.  On the other hand, I do over in the UK on a regular basis and this latest bulletin is certainly worth noting. [u][color=#0066cc]http://www.motorbikestoday.com/news/Articles/filtering_law.htm[/color][/u]
Good news for UK riders but I wonder how the Irish courts would react :puzzled:

Thu Oct 17 2013 02:32 AM
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Filtering is about the only way I would get to work on time Brian. Try the M/N11 northbound to get into Bray by 8am and you'll know what I mean.

In that article, Filtering past stationary traffic is no longer a grey area and is legal, that makes sense.
When moving at more than a crawl, it's a grey area; just how fast is 'more than a crawl'?
And when moving along properly, it's illegal; just what is 'moving along properly'?

They couldn't be any more vague if they tried, could they?

Thu Oct 17 2013 03:09 AM
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Hi Phil, I certainly don't envy you every morning, in that traffic. :sadlad:

A  grey area indeed, but nice to know that the courts are coming round to our way of thinking. :thumbsup:

My biggest fear when filtering is, when the traffic is stationary and a driver or passenger, get out to stretch their legs, or for some other reason. :shock:

 

BTW......give my regards to, 'er indoors. :smile:

Thu Oct 17 2013 08:16 AM
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I have to agree with Phil.

As much as a lot of us would filter through and past slower moving traffic , it's still a grey area especially in the event of an accident.Phrases like 'more than a crawl' and 'moving along properly' are a bit too ambiguos when it goes to court.Also I find filtering a bike the size of a Wing can be a bit dicey if you dont have a lot of room

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The figure is 10mph or slower according to the policeman at the Bikesure weekend I attended in July.

Regards, Dave C...........  :wink:

Sat Oct 19 2013 03:29 AM
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Here's another take on ithttp://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2011/July/jul2911-mcn-iam-better-riding-guide-filtering/

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