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#1 30-05-09 22:52:36

SnaxMuppet
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Skateboarding on the road?

Saw something this evening which made me think...

About 10:30pm... on a fairly major road... skateboarder going quite fast against the traffic flow.

What is his status...? Is he breaking any laws?

Clearly this isn't very sensible but I can't think of any laws that might suggest that he shouldn't be doing it!

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#2 31-05-09 00:13:21

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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

Amazing aren't they? Had a pupil out on a lesson this afternoon and a boy on a pushbike thought it would be good fun to ride straight at us. Some of them are just thick as ***** to be honest. Do they really need a law to make them realize that they are putting themselves at risk.

Years ago there was commonsense, courtesy and sensible behaviour. Now we have a new evolved beast who is gobby, knows it all and generally bleep everyone off, before getting a couple of girls pregnant and living on benefits. Bit cynical? yup but before you judge me take a look around you. Ev


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#3 31-05-09 07:51:54

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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

I don't want to sound like an old fuddy-duddy but this is where National Service might help. It would do some of these louts good to have to take orders and direction for a change. Some of them haven't been forced to do anything in their lives... I am sure. They think they can get away with anything and most of the time they can!
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I agree, but i think our police force should enforce the laws more, not just sit in their cars waiting for a call to an incident, you see them all the time kids on bikes on the pavement, people on bikes going straight on or left at traffic lights, people driving with defective lights etc, never happend in my day, as a kid the copper would give you a right telling off, as a driver I had a five pound fine for a defective back light.
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#4 31-05-09 08:23:22

KevB
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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

It is not illegal to skateboard on the highway.

However, all road users must act appropriately in respect of safety and in applying due care to other road users, wether they are using leg or mechanical power.

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#5 31-05-09 13:50:47

pegasus
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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

Hi
Avoid the skate boarder. but there is a very satisfying crunch as the skate board snaps in to 2 pieces under your wheels. big_smile :evil:
Those radio controlled model cars crumple nicely as well. big_smile :evil:

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#6 31-05-09 18:23:00

Disky
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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

Hi
Avoid the skate boarder. but there is a very satisfying crunch as the skate board snaps in to 2 pieces under your wheels. big_smile :evil:
Those radio controlled model cars crumple nicely as well. big_smile :evil:

from experience perhaps LOL

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#7 31-05-09 19:10:37

pegasus
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Re: Skateboarding on the road?

Hi
Well surely you wouldn't expect me to do an emergency stop, just for an unmanned skateboard, when there is another vehicle behind me. big_smile

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