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Cyclists to be awarded equality with motorists.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rob998, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

  2. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    And how many incidents is this based on?

    The one where someone walked into the road without looking and was hit by a cyclist?

    I’m all for appropriate laws, but there are more important things to spend your time on, surely?
     
  3. zeon

    zeon pfm Member

    Yes, that happens often of course !
     
  4. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Is that the same case where the guy was belting along on a track only bike with no brakes, but if he'd been on a normal bike with brakes a young mum would still be alive?
     
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  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He was doing 18mph, he was also a complete twat & am pretty sure he received longer than two years under ‘death by furious cycling’.

    I feel very sorry for the person killed but a change of law is probably not warranted. The amount of coverage received was massively disproportionate; imagine if the same cover was given to every pedestrian death by motorised vehicle?
     
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  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    She’d also still be alive if she hadn’t wandered into the road without looking where she was going.
     
  8. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    112 cyclists killed by drivers/vehicles last year, over 3000 seriously injured but let’s throw some red meat to our Tory scum voters, after all if you’re still riding a bike as an adult you are a failure.

    I ****ing detest these ****s.
     
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Exactly this & then we have all the positive benefits of an active lifestyle which get ignored.
     
  10. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

    Listen, this is really easy, there is no need for people to knee-jerk in defence of cyclists.

    People
    who drive a car dangerously will also ride a bike dangerously. The person is a moron and should be treated exactly the same if killing someone by their shit behaviour riding a bloody bike as driving a car.
     
  11. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Typical Tory knee jerk BS, let's make it more illegal instead of safer.
     
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

  13. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

  14. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

    All road users are subject to the same rules of the road no matter whether 0.1 bhp or 500 bhp
    They should include electric scooters too.
     
  15. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Electric scooters are illegal, road or pavement, except where trials are authorised.
    And I am puzzled as to why cyclists should get away (relatively) with dangerous behaviour. Which is what this law would address. The knee jerk behaviour I have seen has been here, in defence of the indefensible.
     
  16. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    ‘Relatively’? Are you for real? As upthread have a look at some of the things drivers get away with for taking a life.

    Motorists spent several pages crying over some Highway Code ‘changes’ that weren’t really changes. It’s just a classic case of Tories appealing to their pathetic base of morons.
     
  17. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    Have you rode a bike on the public roads recently?,
     
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  18. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    yes
    all the time
    and If i kill someone, then their life must be accounted.
    Tell me why that's NOT true please, or rather, write to their families and explain it.
     
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  19. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

    Given the lack of brakes on that tw--s cycle isn't it about time they were subject to the same safety checks.

    Isn't there supposed to be a hierarchy or responsibility now?
     
  20. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    There are legal requirements for bikes. This already happens. Do you understand the term ‘disproportionate’?

    He was also riding what is known as a fixie, you can brake by stopping pedalling.
     

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