New legislation for left lane driving on high-speed highways

first_imgIn addition, this legislation will allow the ministry to define winter tires as those with a mountain/snowflake symbol or the M+S (mud and snow) symbol by regulation – allowing for more easily updated definitions as tire technology changes.This includes updated requirements for studded tires and traction devices such as chains.Another change will permit local governments to permit motorcycle parking within six meters of intersections with stop signs or signals as long as drivers’ views are not impeded – allowing for more efficient use of space that is not large enough for a car.There is no word yet as to when these new rules come into effect.Advertisement The Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review found there was significant public concern with slow drivers travelling in the left lane on high-speed highways, leading to driver frustration and aggressive driving behaviours.“Drivers who won’t move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes,” writes Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left lane, and when, promoting safety on our highways.”The Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2015 clarifies that drivers are to travel in the right lane unless they are overtaking and passing another vehicle, moving left to allow traffic to merge, preparing for a left hand turn, or moving left to pass an official vehicle displaying a flashing light.- Advertisement -Drivers will be permitted to use the left-most lane if it is unsafe to use the right lane, such as if the right lane has not been ploughed or if there’s too much debris.During periods of traffic congestion when the actual travel speed drops to 50 km/h or less, drivers can use all lanes.When there is little traffic and no one is approaching from behind, a driver can also travel in the left-most lane. This was designed to allow drivers on four-lane highways in rural areas to keep a greater distance from the road sides where there may be wildlife.Advertisement Click here to read the entire Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review.last_img read more

If Man United beat Chelsea and Man City to Gareth Bale, will it win them the title?

first_imgRumours persist that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United front-runners for the Welshman’s signature ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City.Bale is already one Britain’s best exports to the continent and he’s bagged 28 goals in 54 La Liga appearances, not too mention winning the Copa del Rey and Champions League in his first season at the Bernabeu – scoring in both finals.Nonetheless, the former Spurs man has come under criticism from Madrid fans – with many accusing him of failing to pass – and reports continue that he could leave the Spanish capital sooner rather than later.If Bale moves this summer – which is by no means guaranteed – will he win the league for his English club next season? talkSPORT takes a look… 4 Rumours persist that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be on his back to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United reportedly front-runners for the Welshman’s signature ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City. ChelseaIf Bale signs for Chelsea, Chelsea retain the title which they look odds-on favourites to win.In partnership with Eden Hazard – favourite for PFA Player of the Year – Jose Mourinho’s side would be close to unstoppable.The Blues also hold a potential bargaining chip in Petr Cech – the Czech likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season – and Madrid may be equally interested in him and for less than half of De Gea’s price.Some may argue Bale’s arrival at Chelsea could unsettle the balance of the squad, but with Juan Cuadrado still to settle and Oscar linked with a move away, Bale could be the missing piece of the Mourinho jigsaw to catapult the Blues to domestic and European domination. Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils are favourites to sign Bale and they hold the trump card in Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, who remains a long-term target for the Spanish giants.De Gea has been United’s best player this season and he was rewarded earlier this week with nominations to both PFA Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.The Spaniard is a firm fan favourite, but United have former Barcelona man Victor Valdes – winner of six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues – and at just 33, Valdes still has three, possibly four years left at the top.Using De Gea as part of a deal could bring Bale to Old Trafford and if he does it puts the Red Devils in pole position for their first championship of the post-Ferguson era.When Sir Alex went all out for Robin van Persie back in 2012 he knew the Dutchman was the missing cog for another league title and he was right, Van Persie won United the league that season.Bale can define the Premier League title race and he would be the key man, the player who takes Louis van Gaal’s side to another level, in a way he cannot do at Madrid because of Cristiano Ronaldo. 4 4 4 Manchester CityWhen United beat City to the signature of van Persie, the then boss Roberto Mancini knew the impact the Dutchman would have at Old Trafford, and he was right.Similarly, City – who have the oldest average squad in the league – need new blood to take the club forward.Boss Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure after a lacklustre campaign but Bale would be just the signing to reignite the blue half of Manchester.A lot would depend on City confirming their Champions League qualification – which is not guaranteed – and Financial Fair Play would require the Citizens to move a few on, potentially Yaya Toure, to pursue a deal.Ultimately, Gareth Bale may not move this summer but all indicators suggest the Welshman will return to the Premier League in the future. If he did, where do you think he will end up and will he win them the title? Comment below…last_img read more

Cardiff City boss confident he can sign Liverpool star

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing And Warnock believes he can get Grujic back to Wales ahead of the campaign.“I spoke to Marko yesterday, we are still optimistic, but we should know in the next few days,” Warnock told media after the 2-1 friendly defat to Rotherham.“If he’s not staying there I think he will come to us, it all depends on the negotiations.“There is a contract involved, but it will be resolved, I’m sure they will make a decision shortly.” Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is confident he can sign Liverpool midfielder Mark Grujic on loan before the end of the transfer window.The Serbian international, 22, played for the Bluebirds last year as they were promoted to the Premier League moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LATEST Latest Transfer News The news is welcome for Cardiff City fans with the midfield, according to WalesOnline, looking pretty light just two weeks away from the season’s beginning. 1 Liverpool youngster Marko Grujic during his loan spell with Cardiff City last season. TOP WORK LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race REVEALED last_img read more