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cycles and cars.

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cycles and cars.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply

 

Q. What are the legal requirements for securing cycles inside a small car whilst driving, if any ?

 

I am proposing to wrap them with seatbelts and possibly wires/straps to fix them in place.

 

It is a requirement to have a rear view ?

What degree of securing them would meet the requirements (if any)
?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Sorry but Im not sure what you mean?

Do you mean transporting this load?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes i am trying put the cycles in a small car and drive the car before going biking.

the wheels are quick release and come off quickly, so they just about fit,
my rear view is slighly blocked.

potentially the handlebar of the bike might poke into the rear / side of a seat a little.

if the car were to break suddenly, the bike might fly forwards causing increased pressure on the back of the seats. I am using the car for social purposes only on the weekend. The bikes are going to be secured with seatbelts and possibly straps.

I was wondering if there were any legislation which could potentially increase my driving points from 9 to 12.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Yes, there is an offence of carrying a dangerous load.

Obviousy you have to take into account that I have not seen the manner in which you propose to carry this load.

The offence is here

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/40A

and it does carry points.

Personally, I wouldn't take the risk in your situation.

I'm very sorry.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo
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