Why would an ‘advanced rider’, riding a liveried North West Blood Bike, take a right bend and cross the solid white lines in the central reservation with an oncoming vehicle and then promote their website with such a photograph?
This is both illegal and very dangerous!
Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road. You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 26
NOTE: A ridiculous comment has been sent to the website about this photograph. The sender did not name himself but is volunteer rider himself.
The comment was
“That lovly[sic] pic you found of two livery blood bike riders is infact[sic] legal and safe as they are riding in a staggard[sic] posisition[sic]“
I am not here to argue with other members, but please do not send such absurd comments. Crossing the solid white line is ILLEGAL. There are some mitigating factors for doing so, but I can assure you that riding in a ‘staggered position’ is NOT one of them. I could just imagine being stopped by the plod saying,
“excuse me sir, you have just crossed the solid white line which is a traffic offence“, and I respond saying,
“oh but officer, I think you will find it is legal as the bike behind me was travelling really close to me but slightly offset…”
It this comment was from you, and you wish to put your name to it and argue your point openly, please do.
For the benefit of ‘Steven Kosak’ who has made a comment below. I have clearly shown the part of the motorcycle that has ‘straddled‘ the white line.