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#1 Saturday 14th December 2013 14:14:15

Lady-Hynarc
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It's all very well but...

Cycling Nirvana?

1. Traffic lights and lanes for cyclists - They don't stop for ours, why will they stop for theirs?  Some don't even use dedicated cycle lanes!
2.  Make drivers cycle - I drive so I don't have to cycle!
3.  Ban overtaking on the inside - You mean "Ban being stupid"?  Banning it won't have a lot of effect c.f. Mobile Phones.
4.  Turning Beepers - Don't go up the inside of lorries!
5.  Sensors on Lorries - Don't go up the inside of lorries!
6.  Compulsory Hi-Vis - Good idea, best of luck!
7.  Ban cars from small roads - huh?
8.  Enforce traffic laws for cyclists - YES PLEASE!
9.  Mandatory prosecution - what about fault (not fault as the law sees it, but fault as common sense would see it)
10.  Stop taxing drivers - joke!
11.  Scrap the term 'Road Tax' - another joke!
12.  Sweep the streets - god, I give up!

...and finally

13.  Respect each other!  Now that one I'm happy to endorse...

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#2 Saturday 14th December 2013 16:19:58

Coasting Mart
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Re: It's all very well but...

Don't base national policy on the mayhem that is London!   cool


"I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car"

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#3 Saturday 14th December 2013 17:44:47

AUTAX
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Re: It's all very well but...

It's like the pedestrian /motorist apology.

When walking through town the pedestrian hates the motorist but when he reaches the  car park and drives out the recent pedestrian then changes and has a hatred for pedestrians.

Last edited by AUTAX (Saturday 14th December 2013 17:45:55)


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#4 Saturday 14th December 2013 20:41:25

MGM
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"Scrap the term 'Road Tax' "

It was actually scrapped in 1926. It's just that some people take a while to catch up. wink

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#5 Saturday 14th December 2013 22:59:16

Zipper
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AUTAX wrote:

... When walking through town the pedestrian hates the motorist but when he reaches the  car park and drives out the recent pedestrian then changes and has a hatred for pedestrians.

Yep.

This has been noted by authorities ever since the early days of vehicles (I'm thinking back to an early Disney cartoon about Mr Road Hog and Mr Pedestrian, the same character whose attitude changed as he got in & out of his car).
I've also observed it in some of my rehabilition clients.

I've always maintained that people tend to undergo a subtle shift in attitude when getting behind the wheel and I have no doubt that a similar shift tends to happen to people on donning their nutcracker suit (Lycras) and swinging a leg over the saddle.


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#6 Saturday 14th December 2013 23:41:38

AUTAX
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But do your cyclists insist on wearing black? Our Nutters do!!! And no lights either and go through red lights. In fact, why don't we declare open war fare on them? lol


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#7 Saturday 14th December 2013 23:44:11

AUTAX
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Oops not PC so better not.  sad


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#8 Sunday 15th December 2013 07:23:50

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One council is giving all their LGV drivers extra training because 50% of cycling incidents involved lorries ..... err .. that means 100% involved cyclists ..... so train the cyclists!


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