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Wiki Splitting traffic rules

Discussion in 'TCC Wiki' started by wimpy, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. wimpy

    wimpy Warming-Up

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    While out riding today, the traffic was banked up for a red light and I was scooting between the stopped cars and the gutter (This is legal in Australia) when a pedestrian stepped out in front of me from between the cars. I wasn't rolling very fast but I couldn't stop in time and he got a brifter in the kidney and a cleat to the shin. He gave me a sour look and walked away. There were no lights or zebra crossing. Was I at fault?
     
  2. theBlob

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    It's illegal to overtake on the left, so technically yes. Also you are a bike and he a pedestrian so again this makes it your fault.
    But I am so sick of idiots doing this in traffic. Good on you for ramming him and getting away with it even if it was an accident. The laws of common sense are on your side,
     
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  3. George5

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    are you sure about that?  http://law.jablaw.org/rw_passv
    passing stopped cars on the left is fine. hitting a pedestrian is bad. Better you stop and shout at the fool.
     
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  4. wimpy

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    @George5 Thanks, thats a good link. So you are also expected to check the front of each car for pedestrians. Not very practical in a row of 30+ cars, i guess slow rolling is the key.

    Cheers, for the help
     
  5. jdd

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    It seems odd that this is in the wiki section.

    There is no accepted riding practice presented here, just something for discussion.

    I move that this be deleted from the wiki, moved to general discussion..., something like that
     
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  6. wimpy

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    Sure, I thought the same thing once I'd posted it.
     
  7. Half-Fast Mike

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    If you, the thread author, scroll back to the top of the thread there should be a 'Thread Tools' link from where you can change or remove the flair.
     

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