Years of riding a bike (including mo'bike's) have taught me that riding as safely as is possible on the road starts from the basis that nobody will have seen me, and that everyone else is at best indifferent about killing me, if not actually trying to kill me (and that includes other riders).
rOcKeTdOg - Member
I wish the cyclists I see on my commute would obey the rules of the road, helmets, if you're daft enough not to wear one then that's your choice. It's not til one potentially has saved you from permanent injury that you realise that the little inconvinience they bring is worth it
Compulsory though? No I don't reckon so
... That's it summed up neatly in a nutshell isn't it ?
There's not a day goes by when I don't see a vehicle driver/rider (mopeds included) or (more often, and) a bike rider do something so ridiculous as to leave me pretty slack-jawed in wonderment.
I see this from people who I'd otherwise expect to know what they are doing too, not just those people who clearly don't really have any understanding about what they are doing. Doubtless my driving isn't immune from criticism, but I drive a big 4x4, so your views are irrelevant.
(I do drive a big 4x4 actually ... but the latter bit is a joke btw, in case it's lost in translation - I often get cut up in my truck, or waved at in a post smidsy apology, so what hope is there on a skinny little bicycle).