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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 19:15 
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Does anyone have a copy of Roadcraft prior to 1977?

From what I can tell, Sir Mark Everard Pepys' Ten Commandments of Motoring can be found up until 1977, and I was hoping someone could post them here ...

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The Rules for ALL ROAD USERS:
1) No one gets hurt
2) Nothing gets hit, except to protect others; see Rule#1
3) The Laws of Physics are invincible and immutable - so-called 'laws' of men are not
4) You are always immediately and ultimately responsible for your safety first, then proximately responsible for everyone's
Do not let other road users' mistakes become yours, nor yours become others
5) The rest, including laws of the land, is thoughtful observation, prescience, etiquette, decorum, and cooperation


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 23:52 
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Yes I have a copy of 1977 Road Craft

Ten commandments are:-

1 Perfect your Roadcraft.

2 Drive with deliberation and overtake as quickly as possible.

3 Develop car sense and know the capabilities of your vehicle.

4 Give proper signals, use the horn and headlights thoughtfully.

5 Concentrate all the time to avoid accidents.

6 Think before acting.

7 Exercise restraint and hold back when necessary.

8 Corner with safety.

9 Use speed intelligently and drive fast only in the right places.

10 Know the highway code and put into practice.

It is interesting in Chapter 9, Speed and Safety, it says "Speed is frequently looked upon as something dangerous in itself,but it is dangerous only if used in the wrong place at the wrong time. Speed then is a relative thing.

What to a novice may be a dangerous speed is not necessarily so to a more experienced driver. The choice of speed must be related to the driver's ability, the type, condition and limitations of the vehicle and the prevailing road and traffic conditions bearing in mind that the safe speed for any given section of road may vary from minute to minute as circumstances alter" Of course this was written by driving experts and not edited to suit Government Policy.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 23:58 
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3 should read develop

and somehow 7 got repeated at the end.

My rotten typing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 08:05 
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:welcome: Whynot and thanks for the commandments. I have taken wrotten typling to new limits :D

If you back to your posts there is an edit button for the biggest clangers :oops:

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“It has never been the rule in this country – I hope it never will be - that suspected criminal offences must automatically be the subject of prosecution” He added that there should be a prosecution: “wherever it appears that the offence or the circumstances of its commission is or are of such a character that a prosecution in respect thereof is required in the public interest”
This approach has been endorsed by Attorney General ever since 1951. CPS Code


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 15:46 
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Thanks Anton.

The errors never seem to show up until after posting, or the page has been printed.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 20:59 
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I have exactly the same quote in my copy of Motorcycle Road Craft which I bought in ate 1989. There are also 10 commandments right at the end, very similar to the good Earls version.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 22:21 
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Maaarrghk! wrote:
I have exactly the same quote in my copy of Motorcycle Road Craft which I bought in ate 1989. There are also 10 commandments right at the end, very similar to the good Earls version.
Too similar to repeat? I'm asking because I wouldn't know.

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The Rules for ALL ROAD USERS:
1) No one gets hurt
2) Nothing gets hit, except to protect others; see Rule#1
3) The Laws of Physics are invincible and immutable - so-called 'laws' of men are not
4) You are always immediately and ultimately responsible for your safety first, then proximately responsible for everyone's
Do not let other road users' mistakes become yours, nor yours become others
5) The rest, including laws of the land, is thoughtful observation, prescience, etiquette, decorum, and cooperation


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Whatever happened to common sense - Hey !
And in addition, and hopefully this adds, there is :D

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Safe Speed 100 Word Highway Code :

Drive on the left. 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.

Enjoy

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 05:01 
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Whatever happened to common sense - Hey !


Yes, and that's what we should be going back to. Let's get this country back on it's feet, and if it needs to be done without our masters, then so be it! I'll tell you what chaps, where I'm living now there is no such things as road safety, you’re on your own, but I’d I rather live here and take my chances and be "FREE" than live in the UK any day. (the way it is a present, that is)

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