Changes to the Highway Code.

JohnR

IBA Member
#2
Rule 91 of The Highway Code is sound advice especially for us long distance riders but it is not a legal requirement. Prison sentences if you don't get sufficient sleep, come on that's just as fake as fake news gets!

Shame on you Jon Macpherson you should know better!
 

GSears

Premier Member
#3
Rule 91 only explains, in simple terms, what is allowed and recommended. It will be used to help screw down drivers that get it wrong when they are taken to court. The legislation has been there for years. (Driver that fell asleep towing a trailer and parked it on a railway line springs to mind).

The last section could be aimed at Foreign Lorry Drivers who just seem to pull over on Motorways and have their break or close the curtains and take their rest period.

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Ian M

Well-Known Member
#4
Rule 91 of The Highway Code is sound advice especially for us long distance riders but it is not a legal requirement. Prison sentences if you don't get sufficient sleep, come on that's just as fake as fake news gets!

Shame on you Jon Macpherson you should know better!
In the Selby rail crash of 28 February 2001, Hart got five years for the deaths of ten people when he drove off the Mway. He was in a sleep deprived state. It transpired he stayed up the previous night talking to a woman.
 

JohnR

IBA Member
#5
In the Selby rail crash of 28 February 2001, Hart got five years for the deaths of ten people when he drove off the Mway. He was in a sleep deprived state. It transpired he stayed up the previous night talking to a woman.
Hart was convicted of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving because he continued to drive knowing he was at risk of falling asleep, which is well beyond driving while tired, driving between midnight and 6am, not taking a 15 minute break for every 2 hours of driving or driving while feeling sleepy.
 

GSears

Premier Member
#6
Just remember, as long as the wheel doesn't come off you'll be OK.

But with no fuel available that won't be an issue anyway.