a) Basic common sense.Question 1) There is no restriction to drive on the left except where there are lines and markings commanding it or the RTA says you must, One can drive on the right, I often do. So where did you get that idea from?
b) Section 17 (1) of SI294/1964
Section 18 of SI294/19642) Question 2 , what d you mean by a safe speed. Do you mean a safe minimum speed or a safe maximum speed? Who decides whar safe means?
Whew!3) Agreed on No 3.
If you are driving at a different speed to other road users you are increasing the risk.What you are saying here is that I should adjust my speed to the speed all other drivers. If (as you say above), I should drive at a safe speed, then how can I decide to do so if I must select my speed be reference to others.
Is the problem the speed you are driving at, or is the problem the speed they are driving at (they are unaware of some risk factor that you are basing your assessment on). What actions need to be taken to reduce the risk?
Overtaking and "went to wrong side of the road" are two very significant causal factors in the crash stats. They increase risk, so they should be avoided where possible, or made safer (by moving to the left to enable faster traffic to overtake safely).How do you claim overtaking is the risky activity, you appear to be suggesting there shoudl ne no overtaking. Should Ross remove the section in the Act allowing overtaking.?