Tuesday 26 May 2009 2.15pm
Boss St Bloke wrote:
I think the problem is that most of us walking around the city see more cyclists breaking the rules of the road than any other group - I expect to see at least 10 red light ignores and at least as many pavement pedalers just on the way to work.
This is very true. One has come to expect cyclists to ignore red lights, and it's a matter for comment when they do not. Of course other road users break the law too. I'm no angel, as a black cab driver I have run the odd red light, usually out of frustration at someone dawdling in front of me, but I know that I'm taking a chance on getting a ticket if I do it, I haven't got carte blanche to do so, as cyclists appear to have. Don't get all bent out of shape, I neither want, nor expect carte blanche, running a red is wrong, I know it and if I do it and get a ticket then it's on me, I'll bite the bullet. Whereas the majority of cyclists, unlike that nice Zoe and Mike Haynes would probably scream foul if they were ticketed.