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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.

Myth busters

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.

Myth busters

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.

Myth busters

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.

Myth busters

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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Illegal off roading SPTA


Report it!

People who drive off-road illegally, or are anti-social on green lanes threaten our rights to drive green lanes. We want to stamp this out – report them to the local police. The picture above isn't a pay and play site, it's not even a byway. It's a private track and a farmers field. These people are not only off roading illegally, there are behaving anti-socially. They are not green laners and should be punished severely. We understand they were all fined for this and if they get caught again, they may have their vehicles crushed.

Here's a selection of news stories where we and others have tried to target these people. If you have any articles you which to share, please get in touch.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-28558864

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/news/archive/2013/september/illegal-off-road-bikers-targetted.aspx

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/journalnewsindex/10834709.Police_target_illegal_off_road_drivers/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18160169