Sandgrown Dave wrote:Hang on a minute Edward, going back to Boroughonian's anecdote:
In this example, pedestrians jumping out of the way - or better still, using some common sense in the first place about correct use of a pelican crossing - would indeed have been a good "solution".
Jules62 wrote:After all the greatest danger to pedestrians are other pedestrians in acts of street crime.
Brendan D wrote:Well, Yesterday my wife and I took the train to Bookham and cycled a 35mile loop around the surrey hills. What really struck me was (apart from one close pass by a rental van on the way up to Ranmore) the courtesy, patience and consideration of the drivers in Surrey.
Maybe they are used to lots of cyclists... However it was a refreshing day to be without the aggression and pressure from London traffic. To be fair, all the riders I saw were also obeying all the traffic signals, signalling cars to pass and not unnecessarily blocking the road. so give and take all round :).
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Jules62 wrote:After all the greatest danger to pedestrians are other pedestrians in acts of street crime.
I am having a bit of a Crocodile Dundee moment here, but if a mugger robs someone with a penknife, which is likely to cause pain but may not be lethal, do you think that mugger should be punished less severely than someone who carries a "proper" knife? Even if that penknife was used to injure the victim?
Ivanhoe wrote:Good analogy, Jules.
Wonder why the penknife-riders are so reluctant to contemplate the possibility that their useful tools are also possibly dangerous when used irresponsibly...
Johnnytee wrote:motorists deliberately nearly killing and injuring cyclists
James Hatts wrote:Johnnytee - I've made a small alteration to your post above.
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