feral cyclists part2

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  1. TheBig1

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    yep, that subject again, about how some cyclists are an absolute menace. the chap in the article and video in my link filmed fellow cyclists over the last few weeks in york. however it could be pretty much anywhere in the uk from what i have witnessed

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ts-cutting-motorists-using-mobile-phones.html


    yep its the daily fail but it is a story with pictures and video for proof:Rofl1:
     
  2. bernardfeay

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    I ride my bike and I ride my car and motorhome. I never see a car driver in danger from a bike. There are many occasions when there is a car wanting to overtake a cyclist and another car is coming in the opposite direction. The road is wide enough for two cars to pass but not wide enough for a cyclist and 2 cars. Watch out if you happen to be the cyclist, they won't slow down, they won't give way, you are dispensable.
     
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  3. TheBig1

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    i dont disagree that cyclists are at greater risk of injury from cars than the other way round. however take a look at the video on the page linked to and then defend the actions of the cyclists shown. remember these are not isolated and from multiple sources. they were all filmed within a few short weeks by a fellow cyclist and all in york.

    now I am not saying that i was an angel when i was younger and rode a bike. however I would never do the sort of stupid things I see done on a bike round my local town. nor do I remember people being murdered because they challenged the behaviour of cyclists before recently.

    all in all i honestly believe there should be compulsory training and insurance for cyclists and that the police should crack down and fine those that act recklessly. where assault or a serious offence light jumping a red light happens the bikes should be seized and destroyed. sadly the idea of compulsory insurance will affect all reasonable riders too, but something has to offset the cost of those that put lives at risk
     
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  4. MHVirgins

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    Having spent two weeks away in Edinburgh recently, we were amazed at the numbers of cyclists we noticed going through red lights as we sat on buses whilst going in and out of the city:Eek!:
    They're a law unto themselves......but will be the first to complain if they get knocked off their bikes.
     
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    We seemed to have a lot of cyclists out here yesterday. Tried to overtake some riding 3 abreast along a narrow busy road, then we had one idiot riding towards me, on my side of the road, and gave me a look as if I was in the wrong!
    Like everything, its the idiotic minority that spoil it for the rest, you never remember the safe cyclists!

    Allan
     
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    We recently used buses and cabs and when sat observing other road users you see quite a lot of bad in all areas. As you say cyclists jumping lights, but also the number of drivers on mobile phones and abandonment parking as I call it. Just dump the motor with no thought for other people. There is good and bad on all sides. :Smile:
     
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    When was the last time anyone was killed by a cyclist,I think it's the motorists. Who should be the one' having the extra training.To many drivers seem to think the rules of the road don't apply to them once there inside there little tin boxes.
     
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    Obviously it's terribly sad when anyone dies... But in regards to London... Where most cyclists have died... Is often because of errors of judgments or just rule breaking that's big contributory factor... Undertaking articulated lorries being one of the big killers..
    Of course cyclists are unlikely to kill car drivers... But as I sit on a bus in almost stationary traffic in the city of London I am watching lots of cyclists... A lot cycling sensibly.. But a huge amount weaving in and out of
    traffic.. Red lights.. Cutting drivers up... 2 abreast.. No protective or high visibility clothing. I could take a picture in every Road of something dangerous or reckless...
    Cyclists need to be held to account like car and motorcyclists are.
     
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    This morning I saw,on a busy but not main road,a cyclist with two alsations on long leads running in front of him and pulling him along-he also had two full plastic shopping bags hung on his handlebars..
    Mike
     
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    I think you will find that everybody in a tin box , has had some form of training , then followed by a test to be allowed to use the road, perhaps this should also be mandatory for all cyclists ,
    And as for the rules of the road the little book called the HIGHWAY CODE applies to ALL road users. Pedestrian/ cyclist/ motorist
    Ask any cyclist if they have read/ own a copy?

    Oh and I am a cyclist!
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    Surely if someone is breaking the law its up to the Police to deal with it . If the police got a bit more reactive in York i am sure word would soon spread, if not a few fines would hit the bad cyclists in their pocket .
    Just came back from six months in Australia where most forces have officers patrolling by pushbike handing out fines to cyclists for misdermenors ? even off road.
     
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    I often do this great exercise for the dog but to make it safer I ride on the pavement.:Smile:
     
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    people frequently get injured by cyclists running into them. last year in bournemouth a disabled man was murdered by a cyclist because he had the cheek to ask him not to ride on the pavement. cars get scratched by cyclists squeezing through gaps, but they never stop

    yes extra training or at the very least a proficiency test and another on the highway code before being allowed on a bike and certainly compulsory insurance. the ignorant few as usual give all the others a bad name

    perhaps you would like to explain why you see nothing wrong with the way some cyclists behave, particularly those in the video
     
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    That old lady using her phone while on a quiet path should be locked up.

    What despicable behaviour. Really glad that the nice chap with helmet camera brought it to our attention.

    The film should be passed to the police.
     
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    I saw a child knocked down by cyclist when he jumped the lights a rode his bicycle straight through a school crossing patrol. What is more, he did not even stop. For that reason alone I believe all cyclists should have registration plates.
    Also, not so long ago, a young woman was killed by a cyclist on a speed trial on a footpath. He said he shouted at her to get out of the way.
    His sentence was very lenient compared to that which would have been handed down had he been a motorist.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...down-and-killed-teenage-girl-court-hears.html
     
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    What an absolute knob and a total waste of 3 mins of my life.

    Why those pesky cyclists watch me film them with a head cam
    ...

    You know how good life is when people like that knob can go out and film what exactly?
    Ooooohhhh some cyclists jumped a red light, some even rode on the path...how naughty of them.

    Still kids starve to death all over the world, dictators murder people for opposing views but what the heck don't drive on the path or through a red light because the man from York will film you and make you famous

    God this society worries me sometimes
     
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    This is so true Paul big brother society, what an absolute dick.
     
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    The last two remarks worry me, unless it was tongue in cheek, if so not funny, that cyclist going through a red light could have caused the death of motorist in trying to avoid said cyclist. I am sick to death of some cyclists, I take extra care when I see them on the road, three in front of me yesterday on a narrow busy back country road which is full of bends and hills, they were all over the place, dangerous to overtake them as it is one bend straight after another, it is a pity they don`t take extra care for other road users, who get the blame when cyclists are injured or killed, never mind the fact that they were in the wrong in the first place in most cases.

    I lost a friend who in his "wisdom " decided to hang on to the back of a double decker bus when stopped at a junction with lights, when the bus moved off, my friend was killed, thrown underneath and the back wheels went over his head, so no I have no sympathy with the stupidity of a lot of cyclists , it isn`t just the younger ones either, older folk who should know better. Folk have been hurt by cyclists on the pavement not far from where I live. I am very wary if I am walking on a pavement and see a cyclist on the pavement as well, if they are behind cannot hear them coming, bells seems to be missing these days, in our county cyclists on pavements are illegal, but where are the police,? one cyclist was fined in the city, not enough it seems, same as some motorists, it is unbelievable how many are still using their phones, I nearly got cleared up by someone coming out of a junction, not looking to her right, came straight out, how she missed me I`ll never know, on her phone and steering one handed round the corner. :Angry:
     
  19. Rongob61

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    I didn't say I found nothing wrong with the images in the video,there is always going to be some people who don't abide by the rules but normally the consequences don't result in a fatality,which can't be said for motorists when they break rules.
    Such as driving on bald tyres and ploughing into a group of cyclists and killing a four of them.
    There seems to me to be a underlying hatred of cyclists running through some of these posts.As you yourself state,an elderly gentleman was murdered by a cyclist,would you have used the same terms if the person had been a motorist e.g the gentleman was murdered by a car driver.
    As for cyclists being treated leniently,the above mentioned tragedy involving those cyclists resulted in the motorist being fined £180.
     
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    Nope not tongue in cheek at all

    Just typical hysteria spread around to judge one set of people over another.

    Yes I jump red lights. So what shoot me.... I'm a grown up and know what traffic is.


    If you missed it last time I'll say it again.


    MORE CYCLISTS WERE KILLED IN. LONDON LAST YEAR THAN THE WHOLE OF THE REST OF THE EU.....

    OUR whole attitude towards each other and constant attempts to make one group of people superior to others is our own downfall.


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