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Myth busters

Many green lanes show very little signs of use, contrary to the media image of convoys of 4x4 destroying the countryside. Sadly this has become popular belief, so much is the power of the press.

Myth busters

Many lanes can take sustained use of rercreational vehciular traffic. Even lanes with a soft surface can take a certain amount of traffic leaving very little evidence of their passing. With a change of attitude and co-operation, we can all co-exist without TROs.

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Not all green lanes are tight and narrow. Many have widths of over 40 feet, much like the rest of the minor road network. Just because they escaped being covered in tarmacadem doesn’t make them any different.

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Byways are for all classes of user. It is the highest class of right of way and recreational vehicular users should respect all other users. Restricted Byways are for all users except recreational vehicular users, but there are sometimes exceptions to this rule.

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The definition of a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) is a highway over which the public have a right of way for vehicular and all other kinds of traffic but which is used by the public mainly for the purposes for which footpaths and bridleways are used.

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Many unsealed roads are actually surfaced. This one is a flint track, the flint coming from the surrounding fields. Each parish would have been responsible in the past for the upkeep of their roads. Many still more sustainable than their tarmac cousins.

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We're not in the clear yet

We've heard that the Lords will try and put in an amendment to change current rights on Unsurfaced Roads. We know the Government don't want this and may try to get the amendment withdrawn, after all an amendment like that adds regulation.

If we do get thru with our right to drive unsurfaced roads unscathed then it looks like the Government will look at changing legislation in the near future to ban or not to ban MPVs from unsurfaced roads. We tread a thin line, and even tho there are very few issues up and down the country there are certain problems areas that attract the media and the anti's and because of that they continue to drive in the wedge that may ultimately change everything. 

Please please please, drive sensibly, be considerate to other users and during the winter months think about using sustainable routes.