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Local Posties(and other delivery drivers) breaking the law

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According to the UK Highway Code:

Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: "You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."

Does this rule apply on the Isle of Man, if so, then the law is being broken on a regular basis by a great many people?

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16 minutes ago, yootalkin2me said:

According to the UK Highway Code:

Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: "You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."

Does this rule apply on the Isle of Man, if so, then the law is being broken on a regular basis by a great many people?

They don't belt up either but I think thats allowed.

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one could argue the stop start is not necessary for such a short wait  but then again cars come equipped to do just that these days.

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I saw the police telling someone off for this once. It had been such a long time since I'd read the highway code that I'd forgotten about it.

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20 minutes ago, WTF said:

one could argue the stop start is not necessary for such a short wait  but then again cars come equipped to do just that these days.

The stop/start function would soon turn itself off without a bit of a run to top up the battery.

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I moved a vehicle causing an obstruction once or twice where they had been left idling. Worth it just for the look on the drivers face.

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1 minute ago, Derek Flint said:

Worth it just for the look on the drivers face.

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40 minutes ago, yootalkin2me said:

According to the UK Highway Code:

Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: "You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."

Does this rule apply on the Isle of Man, if so, then the law is being broken on a regular basis by a great many people?

Is this really worth creating a new topic for? People park on double yellow lines -shock horror 

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44 minutes ago, yootalkin2me said:

According to the UK Highway Code:

Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

The Act enforces rule 123 of the Highway Code which states: "You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."

Does this rule apply on the Isle of Man, if so, then the law is being broken on a regular basis by a great many people?

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Two approaches. 1. Record the regno of the vehicle and report to the Post Office. 2. Bitch about it on a forum.

One may get a result, one may not.

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Just now, piebaps said:

Two approaches. 1. Record the regno of the vehicle and report to the Post Office. 2. Bitch about it on a forum.

One may get a result, one may not.

3. just STFU

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4. watch out for Rob Callister to get onto this???

Is it an offense for someone to turn the motor off?

Two dangers, it makes it easy for someone, not necessarily competent to drive, to steal the car. Jump in, drive away.

I have seen children left in a car with the motor running, danger... they jump on the gear stick and whoooooshhh off they go!

It indicates a certain state of  not caring, belligerent mind, if they'll do this, they are the sort to park inconsiderably, on disabled spaces, on corners etc etc.

Shoot the buggers!

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42 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

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“I’m sorry Mr. Longworth but you’ve failed the reverse parking element of the test”.

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1 minute ago, Uhtred said:

“I’m sorry Mr. Longworth but you’ve failed the reverse parking element of the test”.

Ha, Ha it wasn't Ian though.

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1 minute ago, dilligaf said:

Ha, Ha it wasn't Ian though.

I know; just a cheap late-night laugh!

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