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    Quote Originally Posted by francisn View Post
    Highway Code clasue 268 States:

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    Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.
    Thats the bit i was thinking of

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    You should drive around Paris to see what bikers do

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted 191 View Post
    You should drive around Paris to see what bikers do
    ghost rider does/did some good vids

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    I have, many times, but thats why they call them organ doners in paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve f View Post
    i use the hard shoulder to undertake when the motorway is stood
    I park in two disabled (diagonally) spots in supermarket car parks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve f View Post
    i use the hard shoulder to undertake when the motorway is stood
    So you're a regular subscriber to the Police Benevolent Fund then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francisn View Post
    Highway Code clasue 268 States:

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    Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.
    .... I believe the Highway Code isn't the law except where it is specifically highlighted as such. I reckon "weaving" would have to be defined (at least by precedence) for it to become an offence. Changing lanes every 50 yards? every 500 yards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrens View Post
    ...If the weather ok, visibility good and traffic was less than 60 mph in the outside lane.... I'd do it all the time - headlight main beam on and eyes out on stalks!
    This annoys the fk out of me, bike headlights are bloody bright too! even more so when they're sat on your bumper at 'circa' 70mph.
    When I used to ride, dipped was fine, I watched what I was doing and didn't take chances. The quality of some of the riders out there is simply shocking these days. (much like a lot of the car/van drivers too! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasadrew View Post
    .... I believe the Highway Code isn't the law except where it is specifically highlighted as such. I reckon "weaving" would have to be defined (at least by precedence) for it to become an offence. Changing lanes every 50 yards? every 500 yards?
    Absolutely.

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    I do overtake on the inside if safe to do so, I also filter in town traffic under the right conditions. I try to be considerate to other road users and always thank drivers who, having seen me, make room for me to pass safely. There are lots of reasons why I love riding, one of them being you don't normally get held up in traffic.

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