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Old 11th January 2017, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by SUGS
..and they add .... get out of the vehicle and stand in behind the barrier - what's wrong with that advice?
It's contradictory
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Old 11th January 2017, 02:23 PM
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It's contradictory
its an emergency, your vehicle is fu*ked, better the hard shoulder than the outside "fast" lane" ..
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Old 11th January 2017, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

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I'd say he was happy about that!!!

eh no.
Just ignored wat I was sayin said penalty points on the way but knew they werent.
Originally Posted by SUGS
ohh where can I get one of them?
In local station tis still in current edition. Have one here tis xalled motorcycle handbook if I recall.
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Old 11th January 2017, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by KildareMan
What's wrong with filtering. Easy peasey
I can filter, just not fast really. The hard shoulder was faster for me.
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Old 11th January 2017, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

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I can filter, just not fast really. The hard shoulder was faster for me.
..who filters fast? - a recipe for disaster.
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Old 11th January 2017, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

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..who filters fast? - a recipe for disaster.
+1
Filter 10-20km/h faster than surrounding traffic.
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Old 11th January 2017, 06:56 PM
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If traffic is around 32mph or lower I will filter about 10mph faster.
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Old 11th January 2017, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

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Filter 10-20km/h faster than surrounding traffic.
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Old 11th January 2017, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by johnpclynch
Never seen an emergency vehicle using the hard shoulder, they prefer to make headway up between lanes - even they know how dodgy it is to drive on

And you gotta love what the RSA have to say

It makes sense though,if someone has a breakdown with no battery to power the hazards on a dark evening you might not see it till it's too late
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Old 11th January 2017, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by johnpclynch
Never seen an emergency vehicle using the hard shoulder, they prefer to make headway up between lanes - even they know how dodgy it is to drive on
I was stuck in traffic in the work yoke on the south link a few years ago.The goon in front of me decided to slip in to the hard shoulder.Next thing I knew a cop on a bike was hard on the anchors a few inches from him.Luckily for him I stayed where I was so he could drop back to his original position.Only for the cop was escorting an ambulance to the CUH I reckon our hero would have got a right bollocking.
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Old 12th January 2017, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
I was stuck in traffic in the work yoke on the south link a few years ago.The goon in front of me decided to slip in to the hard shoulder.Next thing I knew a cop on a bike was hard on the anchors a few inches from him.Luckily for him I stayed where I was so he could drop back to his original position.Only for the cop was escorting an ambulance to the CUH I reckon our hero would have got a right bollocking.
I wonder was he being a smart aleck, thinking "some guy on a bike is trying it on, I'll block him..... oops!!!" hehehe
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Old 12th January 2017, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Anyone who uses the hard should will have the book thrown at them, literally, and not just a fine neither.

You've zero reason to be there or using it.
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Old 12th January 2017, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Originally Posted by Duke RR
Anyone who uses the hard should will have the book thrown at them, literally, and not just a fine neither.

You've zero reason to be there or using it.
What about breakdowns? avoiding cattle in the middle of the road?
two reasons right there

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Old 13th January 2017, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Driving in the emergency lane m50- wrecking tyres

Spent few years commuting on M50 in rush hour and used to drive occasionally in emergency lane until I got stopped by a guard. Reason for using it is that I'd rather get a tyre puncture than a broken collarbone - filtering is never safe, there's always that one idiot in a car. Seen it all (coffee-drinkers, makeup-appliers, tooth-washers). I got away with no points at that time, but have never used it again on M50.
If one is any good biker he should always be aware what's behind/ around- I'm yet to miss an emergency vehicle coming behind me, so I don't really understand the point of barring bikers from emergency lanes.

M50 filtering in the dark is very risky; I've seen bikers turning hazards on while doing so, then started using the trick myself (if only hazards light was more accessible on my bike...)
Glad to be off M50 since though
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