- 7 out of 8 death are women
Women are more at risk because they tend to obey the rules of the road – i.e.. stopping at lights and actually riding on the road. I see so many big butch men riding on the pavement like frightened rabbits, it really irritates me.
Elaine Smith, Somerset
can she sign up here she would be great in the chat forumPosted 8 years agoglenpMember
The article is probably correct, but not in the way being discussed here – further down there is a diagram of a junction… if you hide away in the gutter of the road you risk getting squashed.
Same basic problem for the vast majority of cyclists I see on the road – they ride in the gutter and invite traffic past with no assessment of whether it is safe to do so.
The government should urgently launch an information campaign to inform cyclists how position themselves on the road, and also to inform drivers that they must not assume they can go straight past.Posted 8 years agoLardy_bikerMember
No.1 problem in the capital is passing up the inside.
I am guilty of doing this in the past but not no more, oh no sorry sir.
I stopped after going on a ride with the missus. After shooting up the inside of a bus, fliccked my head round to see her doing the same thing and looking pretty vulnerable to being crushed.
Deaths on our roads londons roads are largely due to this imo.Posted 8 years agouplinkMember
Women are more at risk because they tend to obey the rules of the road
I've seen loads of women do silly things, like going up the inside of trucks at junctions – certainly lots more than men
I don't think they see the exposure & possible consequences in the same way a lot of men do.Posted 8 years agoglenpMember
I've just read the whole article to the end and it is quite balanced really – shame the bit about men not obeying the rules was at the top because that is a distraction from the real issue, which is thoroughly explored further down.
Women hugging the kerb are NOT following the "rules". The rule is take the road and maximise the space around you.Posted 8 years agoLardy_bikerMember
Hows about some LARGE stickers for the backs of busses, lorries, tippertrucks saying "DO NOT PASS ME UP THE INSIDE AS YOU MAY GET SQUASHED – I CANNOT SEE YOU" and then a bit of common sense driving to go with it.
Oh also. Remove the railings from heavy trafficked tight left turns.Posted 8 years agoJunkyardMember
It is experience I suspect most are novices and dont hog the road enough and drive in an aggresive /protective manner like experienced male cyclists [who are probably more likely to ingnore lights and ride like nutters]. Plenty of places on my commite I have to put my bike in the middle of the road to stop cars overtaking on blind bends etc.Posted 8 years agoAidanMember
TfL have made a video about passing lorries, but it hasn't really been publicised widely enough.
Money is the major issue. I manage the delivery of cycle training to a London borough, and the yearly budget is less than the salary of 1 MP. That's how much the government actually give a damn.Posted 8 years agonedrapierSubscriber
on a ride with the missus. After shooting up the inside of a bus, fliccked my head round to see her doing the same thing and looking pretty vulnerable to being crushed.
Deaths on our roads londons roads are largely due to this imo.
Now if everyone would stop following Lardy_biker up the inside of busses, we could make some progress.Posted 8 years ago
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