My problem with all this is that I'm an experienced road cyclists and an experienced cycle commuter, I'm maybe not the right person to get involved in this.
is this stupid or a practical idea - Cyclists safety
Why would removing sheep tracks save the sheep from the tiger?
If the sheep had nice tiger free routes they wouldn't get killed by the tigers and wouldn't have the opportunity to try and commit suicide by tiger, like falkirk-mark.
That quite literally sent a chill down my spine
The idea of the cameras would be to stop the cyclists who are not savvy enough to realise they should not be going up the inside the lorries being run down I am not saying that we should all just ride up the inside of lorries turning left as for your comment about trusting strangers with your life of course you need to do that to some extent or do you check behind you every time you hear a car behind you to see that they have seen you/ aren't texting their mate or talking on their phone even driving a car there has to be some form of trust with other road users.
If the sheep had nice tiger free routes they wouldn't get killed by the tigers
Now you're talking my metaphorical language.
The sheep is just as entitled to the field as the tigers - so there should be some segregation to keep the sheep safe from the tigers while it uses the field.
I'd be interested to know what folk make of this:
The [new EU] regulation stipulates that all vehicles over 3.5 tons need to be fitted with new wide angle (class IV) and kerb mirrors (class V), that meet with the new legislation, by the 31 march 2009, this is in addition to the front view mirror introduced in January 2007.
The new directive improves the driver’s visibility of pedestrians or cyclists when the vehicle is making left turn (right hand drive vehicles) or right turn (left hand drive vehicles).
Is this true? Anyone know what the "EU regulation" is? And if they have to have these mirrors, by law, then why are there still such big blindspots?
Here's an interesting video from a reasonably articular HGV driver.
At 3:00 he states that he has no real blindspots and using the mirrors he can see all round the front of his cab and down the side of the lorry.
At 10:00 he demonstrates this by showing us the mirrors.
So if the HGV drivers CAN see cyclists in their mirrors then why are they not prosecuted for death by careless driving when they don't check the mirrors and squash someone?
And if they do have blindspots then aren't they in violation of the EU regulation above?
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