From: boltar2003 on
On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:59:36 +0100
AlanG <invalid(a)> wrote:
>243 DO NOT stop or park
> * on a bend

Thats a bit vague. What radius of bend? Most roads bend to some extent. Very
rarely do you find one thats arrow straight.


From: Mortimer on
"AlanG" <invalid(a)> wrote in message
> On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 20:12:03 +0100, Nick Finnigan <nix(a)>
> wrote:
>>>> However, there is no law against parking on pavements outside London.
>>> There is.
>> No there isn't.
> Yes there is

> The police will still issue a FPN in this area if you park on the
> footpath.
> Note the 'elsewhere' and the 'obstruct'
> 244
> You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and
> should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the
> pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people
> in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or
> pushchairs.

I hadn't realised that London had different rules from the rest of the
country in this regard. I thought that pavement parking was allowed *as long
as it did not obstruct the pavement* and left sufficient room for a
pushchair/wheelchair etc to get through - though the chances of satisfying
that restriction with the average width of pavement is fairly slim!

From: Chris Hills on
On 09/06/2010 20:15, McKevvy wrote:
> Gently hammer in some nails (pointy side up) into the verge late at
> night. My guess is that the driver wont park there many times after
> that.

I did think about that, but I would not want to hurt anybody by
accident. My next thought was to plant some flower beds there.
From: Chris Hills on
On 09/06/2010 13:34, bod wrote:
> Wherever I've seen those 'slow down'signs or signs showing your actuall
> speed, every car I've seen going faster than the limit, slows down.

Unfortunately the speed indicating signs are sometimes used by kids to
try and break the record between their friends.
From: JC on
boltar2003(a) said:

> >> And if that "boy racer" was a trained race driver then that
> "skilled" >> police driver would be left for dead assuming the cars
> were >> comparable. I'll bet
> >> on Lewis Hamilton any day on a fast drive through london traffic
> even >> against the best police driver.
> >
> > Then you may well lose your money.
> Unlikely. His reaction & response times, car control and spacial
> judgement will be way beyond anything you or your colleagues could
> manage.

Which tells us nothing about the drivers road driving skills, which are
about observation, anticipation and matching speed to conditions in
very different ways to racing. If a road driver relies on his reaction
and response times frequently he is driving very badly.

JC at 2010-06-10 13:09:36