Posted by Huh on April 14, 2006 at 10:53:37:
In Reply to: Re: Penalty points or not posted by Hard Shoulder Pedestrian on April 14, 2006 at 09:18:29:
Yes but use of the hard shoulder is subject to one having a clear view ahead and there being either being nobody/nothing on the shoulder and/or one being going slow enough to stop for them. There is a lot of confusion over the legality of using the hard shoulder because
There is an appalingly poor knowledge of the rules of the road/highway code amongst Irish motorists. Especially those who have been licenced for a long time. Surely it wouldnt cost too much to send out a copy of the latest edition to everyone at the time they renew their driving licence and anytime there is a change to post out information leaflets so that people cannot say they were not told ?
Actually does the current edition of the Rules even properly explain the legalities of using the hard shoulder ? I know my (early 1990's) copy certainly doesnt.
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