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Old 11th September 2017, 02:30 PM
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Hi Folks,
Now that the Schools are back and the traffic on the Quays is at a complete stand still due to the removal of another lane and dedicating it to Bus lane, Has anyone noticed more enforcement / being pulled over for using these new Bus lanes in the morning rush hour ?
Or are the majority of the boys in blue continuing to turn a blind eye to Bikes using them ? ?

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Old 11th September 2017, 02:31 PM
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It's just another bus lane isn't it? Twice as much space for bikes!
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Old 11th September 2017, 02:35 PM
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My thoughts exactly Fran - But thought they might be out in force with a different attitude because of the new regime / bus lane setup / schools back etc ...
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:01 PM
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Never had any trouble using the bus lanes, I've even had garda step in to let me filter past the cage they had pulled over for driving in the bus lane
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:08 PM
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I was waved up to their car by a Garda in front of me in the bus lane in Donnybrook. Told me to go a head of them as there was no point in them holding me up.
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:23 PM
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nothings changed as far as bikes are concerned.
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:35 PM
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Drive on ted
However I did spot a cop on the bike this morning standing in off the keys having a good look up the keys
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:45 PM
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Go, just dont act the maggot and be careful where the lane ends and there's a left turn/junction ahead. And remember that in the standstill traffic you're inevitable are in someone's blind spot all the time, so be vigilant.
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:46 PM
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Drive up there every morning, there was a cop car on the bridge the first two days making sure no cage went over it, apart from that I've seen no sign of "enforcement".
As above, never any hassle using the bus lane when seen by them. Hopefully the leniency wont change, otherwise what's the point in commuting on a bike. Sometimes its safer in the bus lane away from the crazy nuts driving in Dublin anyway
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:50 PM
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Be warned.

If you have an accident regardless of fault it will not go against you if you were in the bus lane at time of accident.

Motorbikes are technically not allowed to use bus / taxi lanes
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by RobZZR
Be warned.

If you have an accident regardless of fault it will not go against you if you were in the bus lane at time of accident.

Motorbikes are technically not allowed to use bus / taxi lanes
If you have an accident while in the bus lane you may get a ticket for using the bus lane. That's it.
All normal rules of the road apply as if it was a normal lane, ie if a cager pulls in and wipes you out the cager is still at fault even though you weren't supposed to be in the lane in the first place.
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Old 11th September 2017, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by knightrider
Drive up there every morning, there was a cop car on the bridge the first two days making sure no cage went over it, apart from that I've seen no sign of "enforcement".
As above, never any hassle using the bus lane when seen by them. Hopefully the leniency wont change, otherwise what's the point in commuting on a bike. Sometimes its safer in the bus lane away from the crazy nuts driving in Dublin anyway
Yeah, its the same as the bus lane at Trinity/Westmoreland street. Not really enforced since it was implemented. Hopefully it stays that way.
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Old 11th September 2017, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Frisco
If you have an accident while in the bus lane you may get a ticket for using the bus lane. That's it.
All normal rules of the road apply as if it was a normal lane, ie if a cager pulls in and wipes you out the cager is still at fault even though you weren't supposed to be in the lane in the first place.
Interesting....

But I was under the impression that if an accident does occur the bike should have not have been there so falls under the term 'contributory negligence'.

I've never been stopped or question for using the bus lane by a Guard. Unit I had an accident then there was questions to be answered.

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Old 11th September 2017, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: The Quays Dublin.

It might be different is say you were using the hard shoulder but the bus lane still a lane.

I know a cager that pulled out of Guinness onto Victoria quay in front of a biker coming up the bus lane. He tried the oh he shouldnt have been there bull shit and got nowhere. It was decided (rightly) in favour of the biker
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Old 11th September 2017, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Frisco
It might be different is say you were using the hard shoulder but the bus lane still a lane.

I know a cager that pulled out of Guinness onto Victoria quay in front of a biker coming up the bus lane. He tried the oh he shouldnt have been there bull shit and got nowhere. It was decided (rightly) in favour of the biker
Just a matter of interest.... Was the biker fined/penalty points for use of bus lane?
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Old 11th September 2017, 04:44 PM
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I dunno really, that would have happened afterward. I doubt it though.
It was the attending garda that said the biker being in the bus lane might result in a ticket. The cager tried to use the excuse with his insurance too and it didn't change anything.
I'd have thought the insurance company would be all over it if the biker could even be found partially at fault.
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Old 11th September 2017, 11:02 PM
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Its a grey area of all our lives. I usually just don't pass speedys or traffic jeeps in the bus lane.
I was only ever stopped once on morehampton road.
He took out book, asked for licence, I asked "are you doing me?"
He replied"No but driving by looking thinks I am, just produce within ten days"
I said "eh, o.k thanks ".
Weird one. Other than that. Just keep tapping on.

A taxi man purposely swerved in on front of me, I ask what the f#Łk was he at, he smiled and replied " bikes are not allowed in bus lane's" well I think he knew it was more than a few cross words he was getting, he mounted the path to get round bike�� silly billy
I was on my way to
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Old 12th September 2017, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: The Quays Dublin.

Originally Posted by Frisco
If you have an accident while in the bus lane you may get a ticket for using the bus lane. That's it.
All normal rules of the road apply as if it was a normal lane, ie if a cager pulls in and wipes you out the cager is still at fault even though you weren't supposed to be in the lane in the first place.
This. I had a cager pull out infront of me from a side junction while riding in the bus lane. Knocked me off, wrote off the bike, and 2 spiral fractures of the tibea. Although it never went to court the cagers insurance paid up without contest.
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