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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 13:12 
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Can anyone tell me if pedal cyclists have to display lights during the hours of darkness when riding on dedicated cycle paths separated from the main carriageways of roads? I am not referring here to cycle lanes painted on to carriageways.

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Good one....I suppose it's advisable, but as you are not riding on a highway then (legally) why do it? Could get you into trouble if you decide to RIDE accross an intersecting road & not dismount & push. Would cyle paths be classified under 'road' or 'pavement' if separated from carriageway? I would be interested in answer too.


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Does anyone know the answer to my question above? It's not a trick - I really would like to know.

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I don't know whether it's a legal requirement but as one of the current chav pastimes is putting obstacles on or across bike paths you'd be daft not to.


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The general rule seems to be that if it's somewhere the public has access to, then normal road rules apply.


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