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Filtering is legal in the UK - Rule 88 & 160 of Highway Code apply...

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Some riders just go with the flow when filtering and some may not be aware that it's perfectly legal to filter through traffic (with some exceptions) in the UK. The next time a neanderthal swerves to block your forward progress you can politely state: "Read the Highway Code - or words to that effect!"

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Aden24 @ 05/06/2019 08:43  

A legal precedent was set in 2006 in the case of Davis V Shrogin whereby the judge in the case stated that a biker is not breaking the law when filtering through stationary or slow moving traffic and a collision occurs where the rider can take no avoiding action as a result of a motorist attempting to prevent the rider from passing.

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double six @ 05/06/2019 09:43  

That precedent created alot more clarity - but at a crossing for example; you can filter upto but not past the lead car until it has passed the crossing. As you probably know, filtering where crossing solid white lines is illegal.

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Aden24 @ 05/06/2019 11:02  

Quite often the only way to make progress on our car - choked tiny island we call Britain..and there's always one prat whose jealousy drives him/her to attempt a blocking manouver....

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jinx57 @ 05/06/2019 14:50  

Filtering is not illegal where there are solid white line providing no part of your body or bike straddles or crosses the white line on your side of the road, is you have a broken white line on your side and a solid line line on the other side of the road, you can freely cross it.
One of the most pointless things that some riders are doing these days is using hazard light when filtering, If a driver can't see your headlight while you filtering he/she is less likely to see your hazard lights on.
If you are unfortunate to be in a RTI (Road Traffic Incident) not RTA like a lot of people think. Having your hazard lights you can by contributing to the incident and lower any payout that you may get.

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Ragnar @ 05/06/2019 16:08  



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Filtering is not illegal where there are solid white line providing no part of your body or bike straddles or crosses the white line on your side of the road, is you have a broken white line on your side and a solid line line on the other side of the road, you can freely cross it.
One of the most pointless things that some riders are doing these days is using hazard light when filtering, If a driver can't see your headlight while you filtering he/she is less likely to see your hazard lights on.
If you are unfortunate to be in a RTI (Road Traffic Incident) not RTA like a lot of people think. Having your hazard lights you can by contributing to the incident and lower any payout that you may get.

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Aden24 @ 05/06/2019 22:42  

Yes, you're spot-on of course - unless there's a parting of cars, biblical Red sea style, we tend to mirror, right life saver and proceed to cross the broken line....It gives the rest of us a bad rap when some motorcyclists' break the solid white lines when filtering.....

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Aden24 @ 05/06/2019 22:47  

Speak for yourself bud, sod all traffic up here in the grim north :-)

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Quite often the only way to make progress on our car - choked tiny island we call Britain ...

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Steve_H @ 07/06/2019 19:44  

In my village area,Sheepshire ,no problem..'tis those bloody new-fangled clowns and shittys(ryhming slang)where they tin boxs gather in profusion...lol

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jinx57 @ 10/06/2019 12:57  

I’ve got to do a traffic awareness course, was filtering and all I can think of doing wrong was go around a marker bollard / island and as a result the charge was in charge of a vehicle and driving without reasonable consideration to other users. A rather vague description, was going to challenge and actually find out what I did wrong...

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Scrambled70 @ 13/06/2019 23:14  

Sounds to me that you weren't filtering but overtaking. Thats why you have the awareness course. Filtering is travelling between two lanes of traffic that are moving in the same direction, if you had to go the wrong way around bollards without being instructed to by road works or by police then you were in the wrong. Take the slapped wrist and chalk it up to experience.

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double six @ 14/06/2019 00:23  

Much like what D6 said. you're in the wrong for not complying with road signs/markings if you went the wrong way around a bollard / island.

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Ragnar @ 14/06/2019 07:29  

Hope you get the course at Stroud Fire Station,such a nice bloke on the course,and a fellow motorcyclist,we had a good laugh...mine was for going 2 miles an hour over a 30 limit in Snowdonia,captured by a camera van hidden 2 fields away behind trees..no wonder the Spidey Senses didnae tingle,pmsl..:)>

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jinx57 @ 15/06/2019 21:49  

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