The Black Rabbit

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  1. Using a hand held device whilst driving: The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use)(Amendment)(No.4) Regulations 2003
  2. But would this apply only to a 'public place'?
  3. Why do you ask?
  4. Thanks Sectioned Detection, a most informative and useful post. I read through it quickly and found it most interesting. I will go through it more thoroughly when time allows, hopefully over the weekend, and report back. Thanks again BR
  5. How? What 'recent legislation' would this be? As far as I can ascertain, no such amendment to this effect has been made to the Highways Act 1835 Ch50 Sect 72. Also, in what respect is a mobility scooter classed as an 'invalid carriage'? For Stats19 purposes, a mobility scooter is classed as an 'other motor vehicle'.
  6. I wasn't questioning whether it was an offence to cycle on the footpath, just asking why the same legislation doesn't apply in the case of mobility scooters? The Highway Code cites the following; Rule 64 You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement Laws HA 1835 Sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 Before we look at the Highways Act 1835 Sect 72 we must remember that It was written prior to the invention of the Pedal Cycle. The Pedal Cycle (pedal driven crank) was invented in the 1860’s (Wikipedia) The words bicycle, cycle, velocipede etc, or any words to describe two wheeled vehicles, do not appear in Sect 72. What we do get in Sect 72 is the following: 72 Penalty on Persons committing Nuisances by riding on Footpaths, &c. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall wilfully ride upon any Footpath or Causeway by the Side of any Road made or set apart for the Use or Accommodation of Foot Passengers; or shall wilfully lead or drive any Horse, Ass, Sheep, Mule, Swine, or Cattle, or Carriage of any Description, or any Truck or Sledge upon any such Footpath or Causeway ; or shall tether any Horse, Ass, Mule, Swine, or Cattle on any Highway, so as to suffer or permit the tethered Animal to be thereon ; or shall cause any Injury or Damage to be done to the said Highway, or the Hedges, Posts, Rails, Walls, or Fences thereof , or shall wilfully obstruct the Passage of any Footway; or wilfully destroy or injure the Surface of any Highway; or shall wilfully or wantonly pull up, cut down, remove, or damage the Posts, Blocks, or Stones fixed by the said Surveyor as herein directed; or dig or cut down the Banks which are the Securities and Defence of the said Highways ; or break, damage, or throw down the Stones, Bricks, or Wood fixed upon the Parapets or Battlements of Bridges, or otherwise injure or deface the same ; or pull down, destroy, obliterate, or deface any Milestone or Post, Graduated or Direction Post or Stone, erected upon any Highway; or shall play at Football or any other Game on any Part of the said Highways, to the Annoyance of any Passenger or Passengers ; or if any Hawker, Higgler, Gipsy, or other Person travelling shall pitch any Tent, Booth, Stall, or Stand, or encamp, upon any Part of any Highway; or if any Person shall make or assist in making any Fire, or shall wantonly fire off any Gun or Pistol, or shall set fire to or wantonly let off or throw any Squib, Rocket, Serpent, or other Firework whatsoever, within Fifty Feet of the Centre of such Carriageway or Cartway; or bait, or run for the Purpose of baiting, any Bull upon or near any Highway ; or shall lay any Timber, Stone, Hay, Straw, Dung, Manure, Lime, Soil, Ashes, Rubbish, or other Matter or Thing whatsoever upon such Highway, to the Injury of such Highway, or to the Injury, Interruption, or personal Danger of any Person travelling thereon ; or shall suffer any Filth, Dirt, Lime, or other offensive Matter or Thing whatsoever to run or flow into or upon any Highway from any House, Building, Erection, Lands, or Premises adjacent thereto; or shall in any Way wilfully obstruct the free Passage of any such Highway; every Person so offending in any of the Cases aforesaid shall for each and every such Offence forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding Forty Shillings, over and above the Damages occasioned thereby. So if, in accordance with the above Sect 72, it is an offence to ’wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway etc’ or 'willfuly lead or drive any Horse, Ass, Sheep, Mule, Swine or Cattle, or carriage of any description, or any Truck ot Sledge upon such Footpath or Causeway', then I contend that surely, using a mobility scooter on the footway must also be an offence.
  7. Why does the same legislation not apply to mobility scooters?
  8. How does the above answer my original question, could you elaborate?
  9. Legislation???
  10. Just a quick question . . . . What legislation makes it illegal to use bicycles on the footpath/footway, but not mobility scooters?
  11. Just playing Devils advocate here, what about when an officer is filmed swearing / using abusive language in a public place, in such productions as Road Wars etc. Where the Public Order Act 1986 on those occasions?
  12. Let's not forget real futility of the CRB check. Right up until his death, Jimmy Savile would've 'flown through' an enhanced CRB check, with flying colours!!!!!!
  13. Hi, A short while ago an acquaintance of mine was arrested for failing a roadside breath test, and charged after providing a positive breath test once back at the police station. However, a shortwhile after (a couple of weeks) whilst attending the local police station regarding this offence, they were subsequently de-arrested. Why would this be and what exactly does this mean?
  14. If it gets me noticed by other road users, makes them look twice and helps keep me in one piece on the road, then YES!