Cheers dude ill see how my day goes at work just making loads of phone calls getting everything sorted, booked in to get the paint sorted on tuesday need to hear from rss see what they say as its third party basic when i ride other peoples bike
really bad luck and hope all is fixed up asap… your dad will just have to be a little more patient before he gets his wheels back…
dude, from my Bikesafe I was told it is perfectly legal to filter on the zig zags. what is not legal is to overtake the car at the front of the cue (at the crossing or intersection where the zig zags are) if it is stationery or moving.
so if this car was not at the front of the cue and suddenly pulled out into your path, then it is their fault… in my view anyhoo. what do legal boffins on here think?
As an accident investigator who has tp look at these types of cases on an almost daily basis and who advises solicitors on liability and points of road traffic law, I have to say that it would be wrong to make any comment on liability without first seeing the evidence.
Generally filtering is not an issue in respect of liability as the driver turning has a statutory duty of care to ensure it is safe before changing position or turning.
However, if it is that close to a right hand junction, then there may be a degree of what is called contributory negligence.
To make an instant judgement in these types of cases are wrong but in any case difficult without knowing all the facts and seeing the evidence.
Sorry to hear this m8. I hope you make a full recovery and don’t end up with a 50/50 and she pays the majority of it…silly cow!
I’d offer that evidence to Police m8, providing you weren’t speeding that is, and let them pay a visit to the Keeper of the Merc.
Dave and I had been away at the weekend on the bikes and were heading over to the sitters in the car to collect the dog when I had some twat come speeding up behind me in a 40mph. He tried to over take me on the roundabout and then continued to sit on my back bumper down the next 40 limit. I flashed the brake lights and he immediately started to give ME abuse! He then over took me in the 30mph, narrowly avoiding an oncoming car and steamed off down the road at well over 60. He even ran the red light for the pedestrian crossing, thankfully the person was already half way across onto the other side. Hopefully the guy will wrap his car around a tree one day and only hurt himself.
sorry to read this mate hope ya ok, this is one reason i dont bother filtering any more. ya just have to look at em when ya overtake their in their own little world… may be like i always say its time any box driver causes an incident like this then they should be made to take a bike awareness course were they should be made to ride pillion on the back of a bike to see our perspective, failling that I think its time that before your even allowed to take a Car test you have to have ridden and passed a motorbike one and have ridden fo 6 months to a year.