master6 wrote:il padrone wrote:Yes. Many on here are well aware of those rules*. Your point is....?
* The rules re. claiming the lane can be more clearly stated as follows.
Claiming necessary lane space is:
1. always legally possible (in any lane) on multi-lane roads that have speed limits of 80kmh or below
2. still legal on 90+kmh speed limit multi-lane roads, but only in the left lane, unless you are turning right.
3. legally possible on two-lane roads, where keeping left is impracticable (ie. unsafe or not possible for some reason) in the judgement of the cyclist.
il padrone, I am in no position to disagree with you, as frankly I dont know what is provided by law, however are you able to advise where we would find the provisiions you have described (which seem reasonable to me)
They are all in the provisions of Rule 129 & 130 that csy75 quoted. I just took the alternate perspective - what is permissible rather than what the rule bans.
For all drivers, they must keep in the left lane of multi-lane roads with speed limits >80kmh, unless overtaking or turning right. On roads of 80kmh or less any lane may be used. On roads with just two lanes (one each way) you (all drivers) must keep as far left as practicable*, but if there are issues that make it impracticable (drivers shaving too close, parked cars, road lanes about to narrow) you may ride out from the left as far as you need.
Pretty straight-forward really, once you know how to read the rule jargon.
*Observe how many drivers totally ignore this little rule