someone needs to print out that image above and plaster it around howth.
Nothing wrong with a car squeezing by on a hill, safely and slowly.
If not they could be there all day, given the narrow nature of roads in hilly areas.
Last week going past djeuce this very thing unfolded - a car waiting patiently behind me to overtake. When there was an opportunity, a pair of cyclists descending from the Gap came in the opposite direction and got on their high horse, tut tutting and shaking their fists that the car was overtaking while they were coming down.
If they had of slowed their descent, there would have been no problem and everyone could have gotten along. If they had read the situation properly, they would have seen the car was making every effort to maneuver safely, and they could have responded in kind.
On crowed routes, the only sensible option is give and take.
You'd fail if you did that in a driving test. You should only overtake if the way is clear. Expecting oncoming traffic to slow and yield to you is incredibly dangerous.
The way was clear when the overtake began. As it was on a hill with cars parked on either side, it took longer than it normally would have. Descending cyclists should expect this and ' proceed with caution ' .
If you're encountering oncoming traffic before the overtaking manoeuvre is complete, then the way wasn't clear.
You know that's not how overtaking works, right?
Not quite. You should only overtake if they way is clear and is likely to remain so.
Hence why you're prohibited (usually by hatched lines if not common sense) from overtaking near a junction.
You know what I mean!
Depends on the hill.
In the ongoing description preceding there's a reference to "cars parked on either side". Surely that was the problem.
Yes and no. In that instance they were parked for the entrance to the Wicklow Way on a busy day - much like the cemetery at Sutton and church at Howth. There's not much can be done, either way, except for some common sense give and take.
Not something that High Horse Harry and his band of whingers were prepared to do!
who is high horse harry? Was he the driver or the descender?
If the descender wouldn't he be Low Horse Harry?
It's expected by other drivers in Poland. The amount of times I've been faced with a "chicken" decision over there is ridiculous.
No it's not. Happy to show you some.