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This is in place at the primary school at the end of my road by way of a timed urban clearway. Not once have I seen it adhered to.

 

If you're going to do this then it needs enforcement. Easiest option a few unmarked vehicles with an internal ANPR, send them out to school areas at regular but randomised days. Attach 3 points with each fine and it'll soon stop.

 

SCC are about to bring back the enforcement cars that Eric Pickle wanted to ban. My understanding is they will be used to enforce the ban on engine idling outside schools.

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The real question is what is wrong with the people on this thread? No debate just pointless ping pong replies. Does metal bend peoples minds?:loopy:

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As you cannot hear cycles behind you now, when a women came flying past me on our country lane, setting my dog off barking her head off, I asked politely if she could ring a bell or shout to let us know she is there, she stops and yells at me "Why I'm not causing an obstruction, I said "no but you could cause at accident" At that she starts to cycle off being abusive as she did so. Hope she don't pass me again, I will not be so polite. I really detest cyclist, they think the rest of us owe them a right of way.

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Hang on, this cyclist 'came flying past you' , but had time for a lengthy chat about etiquette and manners... ?

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SCC are about to bring back the enforcement cars that Eric Pickle wanted to ban. My understanding is they will be used to enforce the ban on engine idling outside schools.

 

I think you may have misunderstood how the camera vehicles are used.

 

Eric Pickles restricted the use of cameras for enforcement of parking, but did not ban it altogether.

 

Camera cars can still be used for enforcing school keep clear markings and bus stop clearways. Red Routes can also be enforced by camera and SCC are introducing one at Baslow Rd.

 

Anti idling can't be enforced by camera as an ANPR camera can't detect whether an engine is running or not. The enforcement officer has to see the car parked with the engine running, approach the driver and ask them to turn the engine off and only then could a ticket be issued if the driver does not comply.

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As you cannot hear cycles behind you now, when a women came flying past me on our country lane, setting my dog off barking her head off, I asked politely if she could ring a bell or shout to let us know she is there, she stops and yells at me "Why I'm not causing an obstruction, I said "no but you could cause at accident" At that she starts to cycle off being abusive as she did so. Hope she don't pass me again, I will not be so polite. I really detest cyclist, they think the rest of us owe them a right of way.

 

No, you detest ignorant people. Cyclists are not a different species.

 

That's like me saying I detest pedestrians (even though I am one!), because they don't look where they're going (as they have to be constantly looking at their phones), or stop in doorways or at the bottom of an escalator to look around, oblivious of the people behind them...

 

It's behaviour that's the problem, which is not necessarily defined by mode of transportation.

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No, you detest ignorant people. Cyclists are not a different species.

 

That's like me saying I detest pedestrians (even though I am one!), because they don't look where they're going (as they have to be constantly looking at their phones), or stop in doorways or at the bottom of an escalator to look around, oblivious of the people behind them...

 

It's behaviour that's the problem, which is not necessarily defined by mode of transportation.

 

One of the most sensible posts on the thread.

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c) Implement a parking ban outside the school during the pickup and drop off times, at least 100m in both directions or if appropriate a complete car-free zone during these times.

 

We have one of those, plus the anti-idle, at our local primary and you cant see the signs for the fumes for the idling cars and the parked ones, and the near gridlock caused by parents dropping off their little darlings

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We have one of those, plus the anti-idle, at our local primary and you cant see the signs for the fumes for the idling cars and the parked ones, and the near gridlock caused by parents dropping off their little darlings

 

So it becomes a matter of the fact that the authorities choose not to enforce measures that they've introduced...

 

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As you cannot hear cycles behind you now, when a women came flying past me on our country lane, setting my dog off barking her head off, I asked politely if she could ring a bell or shout to let us know she is there, she stops and yells at me "Why I'm not causing an obstruction, I said "no but you could cause at accident" At that she starts to cycle off being abusive as she did so. Hope she don't pass me again, I will not be so polite. I really detest cyclist, they think the rest of us owe them a right of way.

 

So a cyclist passes you, and apart from surprising your dog there is no issue.

But you start shouting at them, loud enough that they hear it (despite flying past) and they stop... And they are unsurprisingly upset at you shouting at them, but you're surprised. And so you launch into a sweeping generalisation about cyclists.

Now, which person is the problem here, cyclists who safely passed you, or you, shouting at strangers because they surprised you?

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As you cannot hear cycles behind you now, when a women came flying past me on our country lane, setting my dog off barking her head off, I asked politely if she could ring a bell or shout to let us know she is there, she stops and yells at me "Why I'm not causing an obstruction, I said "no but you could cause at accident" At that she starts to cycle off being abusive as she did so. Hope she don't pass me again, I will not be so polite. I really detest cyclist, they think the rest of us owe them a right of way.

 

How are you and your bad tempered little mutt going to cope when its a silent electric car in the near future?

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I guess it will be less of a problem because the car drivers won't be able to hear her shouting at them (or asking politely).

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