- Commuter "Non Cyclists" W@nkers
I nearly got squished last night too whilst out on my late afternoon ride.. Simple enough, a guy pulled out on a roundabout and didn’t see me..
Just a normal day then..
I too have a large coffee and some toast and just about to recline and wait for the barrage of..
Tut, tut’sPosted 6 years agowallace1492Member
Most, if not all road law’s are not stupid, they are there for the common good of all. It is when vehicles do not give space or respect for cyclists that things become dangerous.
Far too many poor motorists on the roads that should not be there.
I normally obey lights, laws of the road, but find there is an occassion when I break the “rules” in order to be safer.Posted 6 years ago
The light/road in question TJ has a cycle lane. The guy shot out as he had a clear run due to the cycle lane and caused a car which was passing to slam on, is this “safe”?
There are times when its safe to undertake nedrapier, I do it myself, but, only when I know the driver has seen me, i.e the car has physically moved over or waved me through, or when there is a big enough gap and I know I can physically get past. This guy last night, undertook a bus that was half in traffic, half on the bus lane pulling out. He undertook it, then then traffic was merging in. All it took was a 1 min wait and he wouldnt of had to make a stupid move.
We seem to need to be at XYZ location NOW in this country, slow down, you’ll get there!Posted 6 years agojeffcapeshopMember
I do not jump red lights for my convenience, I do it for my safety
you will mostly out-accelerate a car from a stop.. suppose you might get a bit of open road after the junction.. what’s the argument there?
personally i do it cos i like hooring it about really fast.Posted 6 years agomcobieMember
“Proper” cyclists do stupid things too you know. Night before last, turning right at lights with a central reservation. As the lights turned green I moved off, and suddenly there was a cyclist on the wrong side of the road (i.e. other side of the central reservation) appears next to me 😯 Luckily I spotted him and managed to stop so he could swerve around the front of me.
It’s actions like that, that make people p*ssy towards cyclists IMO…*image for representation only – there was no van as shown in image…Posted 6 years ago
thm. You’ve no idea what I do and when and how I do it. I would be amazed if my actions caused any aggro at all in any driver, pedestrian or cyclist around me. Being considerate to other road users is at the top of my list of priorities (and that includes avoiding the aggro that me being under their wheels or across their bonnet would cause).Posted 6 years agoJunkyardMember
Guy on a bike= cyclist.
person you sexist
Thanks to the minority we all face unnecessary aggro on the roads. Time to grow up?
yes the shot cyclists face on a daily basis from car driver is not at all caused by bad car drivers, lack of respect, courtesy or obeying the laws of the road.It is quite clearly the direct consequence of the fact other cyclist occasionally break the law. if the y stopped not cyclist would ever have any trouble.Posted 6 years ago
I stop at all red lights bar one. to stop at that one is more dangerous for me and it would hold up car drivers. i tend to obey the rule sunless it is more dangerous for me to obey them in which case I dont.
Bad cyclists dont help but lets be honest there is at least the same % of bad car drivers from what I see on the roads.
MartinGT, I’m not sure how we got down this road, I also hate watching people riding like tools and looking like they’ve got no idea about the risks of their actions.
Not cool, specially if they’re riding aggressively, so you know they’re making those choices and think they’re good/invincible enough to get away with it, and no amount of pointing out is going to make a difference. Hopefully they’ll get a close call and calm down a bit.Posted 6 years ago
nedrapier, I would agree with the respecting the drivers etc and self preservation.
As its said time and time again, the amount of shocking drivers definatley out weighs the amount of bad cyclists.
I just feel were waaaaaay out numbered and actions like this plonker dont help our cause.Posted 6 years ago
MartynS – Member
run red lights if you want, but don’t have a go at pedestrians crossing on the green man getting in your way, you might get pushed off next time….
Never would, I never ride though lights if there are any cars or peds around who’ve got right of way. It’s about being considerate. you’d have no right to get annoyed about pedestrians stepping off the pavement without looking if you’ve just pushed through a load crossing on green.Posted 6 years agoloddrikMember
Tbh I couldn’t give a toss what motorists (of which I am one) think of me, it’s about self preservation first and foremost, of that means flouting the highway code then so be it.
As someone who was neartly killed by a motorist and spent 6 months on crutches as a result, I reiterate that I make no apologies…Posted 6 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
thm. You’ve no idea what I do and when and how I do it. I would be amazed if my actions caused any aggro at all in any driver, pedestrian or cyclist around me.
Other than reading that you undertake and run red lights????
Being considerate to other road users is at the top of my list of priorities (and that includes avoiding the aggro that me being under their wheels or across their bonnet would cause).
I am struggling with the consistency here?
Of course, there are bad drivers etc and I was almost taken out a few days ago. But two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because there are bad drivers doesn’t mean that cyclists have the right to ignore rules of the road. Red lights are red lights – period.
Rule 79 of highway code: Do not ride on the inside of vehicles signalling or slowing down to turn left.Posted 6 years ago
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