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Cyclists - part 2 (off topic)

Morning guys

So yesterday, I had a read of this article:

http://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewArticle/409471

Some of the comments were funny to me; basically saying that motorists jump red lights as much as cyclists. Well here is my anecdotal evidence that strongly suggests otherwise.

I work in the centre of Manchester. I park over at Piccadilly and then have a 20 minute walk to the office. Yesterday evening, I saw 3 cyclists jump red lights (and not just go through as they went from amber to red, I mean just go through as if the lights weren't there at all). I also saw 2 cyclists mount the pavement to go around traffic lights.

This morning, as I was crossing the road (the green man was on) another cyclist paraded through the lights and actually weaved in and out of people.

Don't get me wrong, there are some truly awful motorists and pedestrians out there (that's for another article), but to suggest that cyclists on the whole follow the rules of the road is a joke. They have a superiority complex and think that because they don't have a number plate and therefore can't be caught, they can do what they want.

The above is an average 24 hours walking through the centre of Manchester. I find the Deliveroo cyclists to be the worst. They clearly have timelines to hit and therefore don't give a damn and would run someone over rather than wait at the red light.

I have a solution. In order to ride a bike as an adult, you have to register it and be given a number plate for the bike. Then you can be treated exactly like any other vehicle on the road and held to the same standards.

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

Oh how you haven't been missed on the politics thread

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

comment by Dave NotSo (U11711)
posted 2 seconds ago
Oh how you haven't been missed on the politics thread
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Hmmm. That nest of fascist snakes?





I was the politics thread.

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

Only Hec has anything worth saying.

I don’t miss the rest of the racist incels.

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

🤷🏾‍♂️

posted 2 days, 16 hours ago

Truth hurts

posted 2 days, 14 hours ago

Sizz on his soapbox again

posted 9 hours, 56 minutes ago

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49030725

He was also charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Scott Walker, a 43-year-old cyclist, was found seriously injured on the A917 between Elie and St Monans in Fife on Monday 8 July.

He died in hospital the following day.

posted 9 hours, 20 minutes ago

comment by Declan McDaid (U1734)
posted 35 minutes ago
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49030725

He was also charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Scott Walker, a 43-year-old cyclist, was found seriously injured on the A917 between Elie and St Monans in Fife on Monday 8 July.

He died in hospital the following day.
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Imagine the outrage in the Daily Mail comments section if a cyclist killed a pedestrian and rode off.

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