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  • Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Okay I’m not sure what’s more worrying. The fact that this man thinks it’s okay to drive through a busy street at 35mph whilst he has a bowl of cereal:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gq5WqzUJbI[/video]

    Or the fact that several comments on the road.cc facebook feed chastise THE CYCLIST and say he should just “live and let live” 😯

    road.cc FB post:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151691267370614&set=a.395296355613.177154.57482865613&type=1&theater

    Full story:
    http://road.cc/content/news/98225-video-helmet-cam-cyclist-busts-driver-eating-cereal-30mph

    gwaelod
    Member

    Cereal in Edinburgh

    FFS

    What’s wrong with fried white pudding

    sharkattack
    Member

    Wow, and I was surprised this morning when the gentleman in front of me driving a Porsche SUV extended his arm out of the window and emptied the steaming remains of a hot drink out of his mug onto the central reservation.

    Drinking a hot drink! Out of a MUG! While piloting about 3 tonnes of metal!

    Thankfully, the ‘rush hour’ is a very rare phenomenon for me. I couldn’t take it on a daily basis.

    lazybike
    Member

    No harm done, the “what if” taliban may think different though…

    seavers
    Member

    I can’t wait for Google Glass.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    No harm done, the “what if” taliban may think different though…

    😯

    So same as if I was drunkenly letting off a shotgun near a school, or swinging a big sword in the street?

    No one hurt (this time) so “no harm done”?

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    No harm done

    Apart from not being fully in control of 1200kg of vehicle and overtaking in a no overtaking area. πŸ™„

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Ah, but he didn’t actually kill anyone Sandwich – so apparently that makes it all fine. 😯

    lazybike
    Member

    So same as if I was drunkenly letting off a shotgun near a school, or swinging a big sword in the street?

    No one hurt (this time) so “no harm done”? πŸ™„

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    πŸ™„

    πŸ™„

    allthepies
    Member

    S.C. wrote:

    I can’t wait for Google Glass.

    It will be interesting to see how it’s introduction will affect our day to day life + laws that’s for sure πŸ™‚

    Edric 64
    Member

    Pouring coffee from a flask whilst driving a van is an art form !! It helps if the tracking is good as you steer with your knees

    Junkyard
    Member

    I love it when folk defend , what appear to me as outlandish ill thought out musings with an eye roll
    is there a better way of arguing your point…I think not

    p8ddy
    Member

    I’ve said on here before I think, but on my Glasgow -> Edinburgh commute I’ve witnessed loads of crazy things. One woman giving herself a haircut at 80mph in the middle lane (scissors one hand, brush in the other using the rear view mirror to see what she was doing) whilst steering with her knee. A driver watching hardcore porn, another watching cartoon porn. And there was the driver using TWO mobile phones at once.

    There was also a guy filling in some form of sales ledger that came close to killing me when I was on the CBR… only a lay by on the m8 Lanark slip saved me. He then called me names and threatened to “finish the job” when I shouted that he could have killed me. That didn’t end well for him.

    Edinburgh was always far worse for this sort of thing than Glasgow (IME). No idea why.

    Regularly saw drivers reading behind the wheel too.

    Liftman
    Member

    I love it when folk defend , what appear to me as outlandish ill thought out musings with an eye roll
    is there a better way of arguing your point…I think not

    πŸ™„

    lazybike
    Member

    There are thousands of stupid acts committed on the roads everyday, the majority of which have no consequence, this is one of them…as I said, no harm done.

    trail_rat
    Member

    Lazybike either a terrible troll or a **** – not sure

    p8ddy
    Member

    lazybike…

    There are thousands of stupid acts committed on the roads everyday, the majority of which have no consequence, this is one of them…as I said, no harm done.

    So, in general, eating cereal at the wheel is OK and *shoudn’t* be an offence?

    In some ways I agree with you – a “no harm done” blanket law might not be a bad idea, as long as the corollary of that is that if harm *is* done you go to jail for murder.

    Piloting 1 1/2 tonnes of metal around a shared space should demand some form of attention. And showing a little respect for the safety of others using the road is more important (IMO) than necking some cereal. Is his hunger more important than other peoples safety?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    There are thousands of stupid acts committed on the roads everyday, the majority of which have no consequence, this is one of them…as I said, no harm done.

    Good point! Makes you wonder why we bother with any road rules at all eh?

    We’d be better off just letting everyone do what they want and let Darwinism sort it out.

    I’d be fine:

    lazybike
    Member

    Lazybike either a terrible troll or a **** – not sure

    I hope neither, just a view that you’re entitled to disagree with.

    lazybike
    Member

    Good point! Makes you wonder why we bother with any road rules at all eh?

    We’d be better off just letting everyone do what they want and let Darwinism sort it out.

    I’d be fine: I’m sure there’s some middle ground we could try first..

    Thrustyjust
    Member

    Pfffft, seen a woman on the M4 doing probably 60mph with a white cereal bowl in one hand balanced in the middle of the steering wheel and a spoon in the other. Also another woman doing her eye make up in the car behind me using the mirror in the visor. I was doing 70, she was gaining on me…….

    Junkyard
    Member

    you mean like rules as to the minimum standard you must meet enshrined in law that we should all follow that sort of thing?

    jamiep
    Member

    Lazybike either a terrible troll or a **** – not sure

    lazybike – Member
    I hope neither, just a view that you’re entitled to disagree with.

    Well, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and call the latter, you ****

    drlex
    Member

    C’mon – where are the low quality puns?

    “Bet the police will give him a Frostie reception”

    “He’ll be looking at a spell of porridge!”

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Stop milking it.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Classic serial offender behaviour.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    The thing is, there IS harm done.

    He might not have actually hit anyone this time, but driving like that contributes to the feeling that the roads are unsafe, which means parents don’t let their kids out as much and don’t let them cycle to school. That does them harm!

    Which is why the “big sword” analogy isn’t as hysterical as it sounds:
    If I swung a big sword about in the street but didn’t hit anyone then I’d still be arrested, because I was making people feel that it was unsafe to walk down the street.

    lazybike
    Member

    you mean like rules as to the minimum standard you must meet enshrined in law that we should all follow that sort of thing?

    We have that now.. πŸ˜• it doesn’t stop the acts of stupidity or the what if merchants making out things are worse than they are.

    lazybike
    Member

    The thing is, there IS harm done.

    He might not have actually hit anyone this time, but driving like that contributes to the feeling that the roads are unsafe, which means parents don’t let their kids out as much and don’t let them cycle to school. That does them harm!

    Which is why the “big sword” analogy isn’t as hysterical as it sounds:
    If I swung a big sword about in the street but didn’t hit anyone then I’d still be arrested, because I was making people feel that it was unsafe to walk down the street.

    thats a good point, well made, I hadn’t thought of it like that.

    compositepro
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    He might not have actually hit anyone this time, but driving like that contributes to the feeling that the roads are unsafe, which means parents don’t let their kids out as much and don’t let them cycle to school.

    kids dont give a flying **** about going out anyway they would rather be wedged to their ipads safely tucked up at home watching you tube videos of cyclists nearly getting run over ,so essentially theres no harm done there

    Premier Icon aracer
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    lazybike – Member
    thats a good point, well made, I hadn’t thought of it like that.

    lazybike
    Member
    Premier Icon chickenman
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    Managing 35mph in Edinburgh? Must have been driving an emergency vehicle!
    Gridlock rant….

    sbob
    Member

    Junkyard – lazarus

    I love it when folk defend , what appear to me as outlandish ill thought out musings with an eye roll
    is there a better way of arguing your point…

    Personally I think reductio ad absurdum is a much better method. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon aracer
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    lazybike – member
    πŸ™„

    πŸ˜†

    Neil F
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    Some really ridiculous posts in here, I dunno where you people live.
    There’s no way a Corsa weighs 1.5 tons.

    edlong
    Member

    Personally I think reductio ad absurdum is a much better method.

    It always feels like it’s gone up a notch when the Latin comes out.

    andyl
    Member

    Some really ridiculous posts in here, I dunno where you people live.
    There’s no way a Corsa weighs 1.5 tons.

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vehicles/vauxhall-range/cars/corsa-3-door/features-and-specifications/dimensions.html

    RichPenny
    Member

    That’s gross weight.

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