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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    WTF is your “president” up to?

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/jon-snow-attacks-fellow-cyclists-bad-behaviour-1-3171565

    NEWSREADER Jon Snow has admitted that his fellow cyclists “behave extremely badly” on the road.

    The campaigner and Channel 4 News anchor urged them to improve their own safety ahead of a major conference on the subject in Glasgow this week, which he will chair.

    Deaths and serious injuries among cyclists in Scotland increased last year for the second year in a row to 176, with deaths up two to nine.

    Snow, who is also president of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC), described himself as a “jobbing cyclist” who travels to and from work by bicycle.

    He told Scotland on Sunday: “Cyclists could behave better. At the moment we behave extremely badly, and I don’t know if there are any cyclists who haven’t gone through a red light. You do not get that on the Continent.”

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Being realistic?

    AlasdairMc
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    Could be down to him cycling mainly in London, where red light jumping seems almost endemic.

    trail_rat
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    Aye but then if you read the whole article instead of just your quote he actually makes some good points.

    And from what i see on the road on a daily basis – hes right … And i only see a small window of it.

    Premier Icon wonkey_donkey
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    He speaks the truth…..

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Don’t know where he’s cycling on the continent like. Red light jumping AOTS.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Interesting reading a bit of the follow up on Twitter with the journalist – he said he wrote it up with a focus on congestion charging and it was edited/headlined to focus on red light jumping – they know it will get people going one way or another and get them loads of web traffic…

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Yes, but you’d think a journalist would be more aware than most of how words are picked up and used – and hence be a bit more careful. Did he really say that every cyclist he knows jumps red lights?

    I think he talks a lot of sense, its a shame that whilst its good to see more cyclists on the road some of their behaviour is just cringeworthy.

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