Laphroaig wrote:....And there will be no resolution as long as some cyclists insist that they are special and should be exempted from the laws that everyone else follows. ....
Zoe wrote:Sad though the loss of life is, far too many of the cyclists that have died of late have done so when passing a lorry or bus on the left in the gutter. Whilst I make no excuses for the failure of the driver to spot them, I do think it is common-sense not to undertake large vehicles.And yet it's cyclists that are being killed and the stats show that pedestrians face danger from cars, not bikes.
People shouldn't ride in an ignorant manner, you are quite right (people shouldn't be ignorant to others about anything, not just cycling), but why aren't people more upset about dangerous driving, when you look at the stats this is much more of a problem for pedestrians, yet there aren't pages filled with complaints about it (though you are right L, I shouldn't be flippant, what will we do when you've moved on?)
Zoe wrote:Well the conversation is hardly going to be about cars, buses, taxi's or motorcycles given that the title contains the word 'cyclists'.People are making gross generalisations, if was about another subject more people would be objecting, I'm still not clear why people think that cyclists should be singled out, when there are so many other groups of people who behave in an ignorant manner.
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