The ASL shows how much drivers would rather be on a bike!

Advanced Stopping Lines


…you know ASL, those little boxes at junctions with badly thought out hazardous filter lanes into them which enable cyclists to navigate a junction with “increased safety” by getting ahead of the game?…
Well from what I can see they just show how many drivers of cars, lorries, vans and motorcycles would rather be on a bike, since none of them can resist entering into them, blocking them from their intended purpose.

Now the The Highway Code’s rule on advanced stop lines (Rule 178) says that drivers and motorcyclists

“MUST stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked.”

The Code also says that if a vehicle has proceeded over the first white line at the time that the signal goes red, the driver (or motorcyclist) must stop at the second white line, even if their vehicle is in the marked area. The relevant legislation is the Road Traffic Act 1988, section 36 and the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 10, 36(1) and 43(2).

So it could be argued that a car in such a position has been caught out by traffic and light changes, and that is fair enough and reasonable… but not in the case of this serial offending White Astra Driver… KY04 TLK

ASL Offender KY04 TLK

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I reckon the best thing this driver can do is give into the natural urges, dump the car and get on a bike, then she can enjoy using the ASL in the way it was meant to without any guilt! Ah one day all drivers will obey the highway code – you know that thing they constantly accuse cyclists of flouting?

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