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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:13 
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Following the very recent publication of a new Highway Code, it's may opinion that it has become hugely bloated. I'm thinking that we should be able to get all the really important stuff in about 100 words. So I thought I'd have a go here and now...

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Safe use of the roads is about skills, attitudes and responsibility. You should be predictable and always co-operate with other road users. Keep a constant look out all around for conflicts and stay well away from trouble. Leave extra space to allow for the mistakes of others. Don’t take risks or compete with others.

We drive on the left. Be aware of signs and regulations. Always ensure that you can see and be seen. Always ensure that you can stop well within the distance that you know to be clear. Being safe is always more important than being right.


99 words.

Is there anything Important that I have left out? :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:57 
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It would be useful to fit in something along the lines of treat others how you wish to be treated yourself.

I'd also add to the 'you should be predicatable sentence....' something about keeping with the flow.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 13:50 
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teabelly wrote:
It would be useful to fit in something along the lines of treat others how you wish to be treated yourself.

I'm not sure if I would agree with that; there must be some out there who don't mind, or even thrive upon, being treated rough.
Why do I foresee some non-Christian groups taking exception to that.


Paul, I think that would be great as some sort of introduction or forward, at least the reader can get a feel of the context for the rest of the guide. I personally would like to see the word consideration squeezed in there somewhere - making the 100 :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 18:04 
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Second draft:

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Using the roads safely requires you to recognise danger and keep clear of it. Keep a constant look out all around. You need skill and a safety conscious approach. Make sure you’re fit. Take pride in your skills and take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those nearby.

Be predictable and considerate. Co-operate with those around you. Never take risks or compete with others.

We drive on the left. Be aware of signs and regulations. Always ensure that you can see and be seen. Always ensure that you can stop within the distance that you know is clear. Safety is paramount and always more important than being right.


Unfortunately it's now 111 words.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 19:00 
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I think I can do it in fewer words..
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C.O.A.S.T. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 20:05 
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Third draft:

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Keep a constant look out all around. Recognise and anticipate danger and keep well clear of it. Take pride in your skills and take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those nearby.

Be predictable and considerate. Co-operate with those around you – give them space. Never take risks or compete with others. Make sure you’re fit.

Be aware of signs and regulations. Drive on the left. Always ensure that you can see and be seen. Always ensure that you can stop within the distance that you know is clear. Safety is paramount and far more important than being right.


101 words.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 23:29 
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Enjoy!
102 words :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 23:38 
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Be aware of signs and regulations and why they are there.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 01:32 
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Draft 4:

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Keep a constant look out all around. Recognise and anticipate danger and keep clear space from it. Develop your skills. Take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those nearby.

Be predictable and considerate. Make sure you can see and be seen. Co-operate with those around you – give them space. Never take risks, drive unfit or compete with others.

Be aware of signs and regulations and why they are there. Drive on the left. Always ensure that you can stop within the distance that you know is clear. Safety is paramount and far more important than priority.

Enjoy.


100 words.

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Draft 5:

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Make sure you can see and be seen. Keep a constant look out all around. Be aware of signs and regulations and why they are there. Be predictable.

Recognise and anticipate danger and keep clear space from it. Always ensure that you can stop within the distance that you know is clear. Develop your skills.

Give courtesy, co-operation and space to others. Don’t obstruct them.

Never take risks, drive unfit or compete with others.

Safety is paramount and far more important than priority. Take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those nearby. Drive on the left.

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 05:17 
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All looks good.

How about the advanced one - in 200 words?

It will look similar, but have subtle changes, like

Never take risks >> Always drive to minimise risks overall.

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Roger wrote:
All looks good.

How about the advanced one - in 200 words?


Go on then. Or do you all expect me to do everything? :hehe:

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Only just seen your reply Paul. I'll think on - tomorrow!


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I thought of something else when someone stepped out in front of me this morning: be tolerant (or forgiving) - don't try to punish the mistakes of others.


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referenced here : http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/uk-highway-code-in-100-words/

and here http://www.abd.org.uk/pr/604.htm

And for the PR that released it :) HERE

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