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#16 martyntdci


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

spot on stoney I got stopped by a coppa when was on pavement just like u said against the law.... was just b4 xmas and I just told him get more cycle lanes so I can at least feel little safer. I'm 1 of those who prefer pavement as feed safe due to driver neglect....
my latest 1 was coming down local mainroad had ti jump on pavement due to lack of room left by drivers. and this car stuck in traffic just decided to turn left onto a side road I was approaching. no indication or nothing I had to put bike into a sideways skid n yell abuse. if I didn't I would of hit car bang on, on its side yet again another for the lack of concentration driver......

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#17 DanGersFord


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

I dont think cyclists on the path are half as much danger as the are on the road. As ive said before I think theres alot less chance of a serious injury happening from a cyclist colliding with a pedestrian than a cyclist colliding with a car or a car colliding with a car when overtaking etc. Also I agree they should be paying some sort of road tax them and those motability scooters! You should definately have to pass a test before theyre let loose with them theyre mental. Ive seen one quite casually pull right out from between 2 parked cars right in front of a an on coming car and caused it to swerve right into another car driving in the opposite direction and the wee old woman just casually went on her way oblivious to the havock she'd caused

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

I do agree that they're a pain.
Technically by law mobility scooters and even wheelchairs are not supposed to be on pavements either.
I believe that for cyclists the should be a surcharge when buying a bike to pay for road upkeep and helmets as a must.
It's amazing how many people that don't even fit lights, bear in mind that it's also a legal requirement still to have a bell on a bike although many don't.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

The annoying thing is if I drove around with no head lights any policeman would jump at the opportunity to book me. Yet if a cyclist did it they wouldn't batter an eye lid grrr...

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

It's like a whole new rule book for cyclists. The only good thing about winter is there are less cyclists on the road :P

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