spindrift wrote:Total number of cyclist fatalities in which earphones were a factor?
peterroe wrote:I speak as a pedestrian (mostly) but I can appreciate that this current situation (poor provision) is not good for motorists, cyclist and pedestrians alike. What is stopping me from cycling is that mainly I'm too scared to and I have no secure storage for a bike (there have been several thefts of bikes from our address on Long Lane). As a pedestrian I do see may examples of bad cycling and sometimes that bad cycling is a direct threat to my health. But that goes for motorists too and sometimes even other pedestrians. What I do find really annoying though is the attitude as shown by Brit above. Brit says that "... most pedestrians walk around with earphones." and that "... pedestrians cross roads everywhere but at the lights, without much consideration for cyclists, ...". Well neither apply to me Brit and as I walk around, I see that the majority don't behave like this either. You see common sense tells us that it's not wise to test the body against the impact caused by being hit by a fast moving vehicle.
Little Richardjohn wrote:So you'd be in favour of a formal test. As with a car.
Ivanhoe wrote:I know that it sounds draconian, but looked at another way it might also sound foolhardy to encourage the most vulnerable group of road users to take to the roads with no training at all.
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