SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Idle Banter For non SV and non bike related chat (and the odd bit of humour - but if any post isn't suitable it'll get deleted real quick).
There's also a "U" rating so please respect this. Newbies can also say "hello" here too.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 14-10-21, 08:06 AM   #1
Seeker
Member
 
Seeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 843
Default Highway Code

I must admit (shamefully) that I haven't read the Highway Code in over 40 years so when I heard about the "Dutch Reach" which is now in the Code, I investigated.

Truth is, I suspected what it was anyway - when opening a car door you use the opposite hand to the door you're opening. So you would use the left hand to open the driver's door (assuming RHD).

It forces you to check for cyclists (and other vehicles I suppose).

I ought to get a copy and read the Highway Code to see what else is different. (Do we still need the man with a red flag to walk in front?)
__________________
2016 SV650AL7
2020 Z900RS
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-21, 08:28 AM   #2
Craig380
Member
Mega Poster
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,050
Default Re: Highway Code

I thought the 'Dutch Reach' was a service that ladies of the night provided in Amsterdam ...
Craig380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-21, 08:34 AM   #3
Seeker
Member
 
Seeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 843
Default Re: Highway Code

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig380 View Post
I thought the 'Dutch Reach' was a service that ladies of the night provided in Amsterdam ...
__________________
2016 SV650AL7
2020 Z900RS
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-21, 09:26 AM   #4
Biker Biggles
Member
Mega Poster
 
Biker Biggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Barnet Herts
Posts: 5,053
Default Re: Highway Code

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig380 View Post
I thought the 'Dutch Reach' was a service that ladies of the night provided in Amsterdam ...

No! You are thinking of the Dutch Reach Around, nothing to do with passing cyclists although it can involve opening doors, usually the back ones


Allegedly
__________________
On a clear day we stand there and look further than the ordinary eye can see.
Biker Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-21, 10:03 AM   #5
garynortheast
Member
Mega Poster
 
garynortheast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Wales
Posts: 2,073
Default Re: Highway Code

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig380 View Post
I thought the 'Dutch Reach' was a service that ladies of the night provided in Amsterdam ...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biker Biggles View Post
No! You are thinking of the Dutch Reach Around, nothing to do with passing cyclists although it can involve opening doors, usually the back ones


Allegedly
Tchah! Minds - gutter!
garynortheast is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-21, 04:55 PM   #6
Bibio
Member
Mega Poster
 
Bibio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dreich Fife (its grey and miserable)
Posts: 11,361
Default Re: Highway Code

i thought the Dutch Reach was for them reaching for a joint..
Bibio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-10-21, 08:27 PM   #7
Ruffy
Member
 
Ruffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: nr. Derby
Posts: 261
Default Re: Highway Code

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bibio View Post
i thought the Dutch Reach was for them reaching for a joint..
Isn't that a Roach Reach?
__________________
Spannering the wife's SV650S K5 in Black
RIP SV650 X curvy, crashed and written off December 2019.
I'm fixing up an old Yamaha FZ600 to get myself back on the road.
Ruffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-10-21, 03:03 PM   #8
Dave20046
Member
Mega Poster
 
Dave20046's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 10,274
Default Re: Highway Code

Poor seeker trying to Educate us and being bombarded with filth.

I learned something today (from a few of you )
__________________
Dave20046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is this maneouver called - is it in the Highway Code ??? SoulKiss Idle Banter 28 02-06-08 02:45 PM
Highway code in e-format? ooger Bikes - Talk & Issues 11 25-04-08 08:21 PM
The New Highway Code mr.anderson Idle Banter 6 28-09-07 10:47 AM
The Pope's Highway Code Razor Idle Banter 9 22-06-07 09:38 AM
What would you add to the highway code? tigersaw Bikes - Talk & Issues 17 07-07-05 07:25 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.