Hiya folks just looking for for clarification about filltering with these knew rules coming in for lane hoggers,tailgaiters and queue jumpers are the police going to start handing out fines and points to bikers for filtering ?
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Just what I was going to ask as well...
The wording seems to be "Overtaking and pushing into a queue of traffic", which sounds exactly like some of the filtering I do in London (although not in an agressive way).
I suppose it depends on the prejudice of the officer involved. Lucky that PCSOs can't issue them.
Filtering is when the traffic is stop.
Over taking is when the cars are moving
According to the Highway Code you can filter in slow-moving traffic, and I certainly have. Elsewhere I've read that a 15mph differential is acceptable but it's likely to be down to interpretation, so jrk1985 and yappaty make a good point. However, this "new" edict from the government isn't really new and there are no police patrols anyway. It seems more like a toothless reminder to motorists. Driving while using a mobile phone is prohibited yet I see it all the time. Deputise me!
**I swear **
James600zx is correct.Who`s going to enforce these rules?
you can "overtake" stationary cars..
you can "filter" past moving traffic..
Filtering is when you're passing through the smaller spaces that others can't, it doesn't matter whether those holes in the traffic are stationary or not, it's still filtering.
Filtering almost always involves overtaking, but overtaking doesn't necessarily involve filtering...
Not sure if this helps but....
Here's me wading into the arguement I've just read an article published by ACIC. In the article dealing with a claim by a widow of a motorcyclist who died in a RTC an Arbitrator had this to say...
The Arbitrator found both issues in favour of the Claimant agreeing with the following arguments:
Mr Y was probably proceeding, lawfully and within or at the speed limit, in the middle of his
lane. Even if he was filtering, that is lawful and indeed expected of motorcyclists.