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  • johndoh
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    That gets annoyed with horse riderists wearing these bl00dy jackets?

    Mr Woppit
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    I wonder why they feel the need to do it?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Probably not just you. Lots of generally angry people out there. I like them, though. I suspect they work very well, too

    JEngledow
    Member

    What’s to get annoyed about? It’s a hi-viz jacket and a bit like the hump backpacks it allows quick identification of people who are likely to be a little annoying and/or boring!!

    I’ve seen a few cyclists wearing these recently. Would they annoy you as well?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    If I was on a bike in London I’d wear one.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    No.

    Just push them off and steal the horse

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    That’s some wall ride

    cynic-al
    Member

    The Fuzz said they were out to get folk wearing those.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Would you get pulled over for wearing this ?

    patriotpro
    Member

    They do the job.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Interesting article about them here;

    http://www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/press-centre/news/jan-to-june-2013/equine-clothing-that-closely-resembles-police-uniform

    summary: there’s no case law so it’s not clear whether they are illegal or not.

    lilchris
    Member

    summary: there’s no case law so it’s not clear whether they are illegal or not

    I know it is on cars, but not sure on apparel.

    A mate who restores and shows ex-police cars at exhibitions has to cover any wording that could be mistaken for that of an emergency service’s (ie polite), as well as covering and separately disabling roof lights whilst on the road.

    johndoh
    Member

    I’ve seen a few cyclists wearing these recently. Would they annoy you as well?

    Yes they would. I just don’t like how people are pretending to be the Police just to get the reaction they want.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    A mate of mine once bought a blue rear bike light from Argos (cos it was cheaper than teh red ones!).

    On a night ride, short stretch of road in the middle of nowhere, and we get stopped by the police for this. At least they saw us 😀

    dogbert
    Member

    There was a thing on Jeremy Vine today about the state of cycling in London and a guy said he wore a hi-viz jacket that said something along the lines of “Polite notice, I am filming this” – He seemed very happy that he hadn’t been knocked off his bike in 2 years

    About 30 minutes in this guy appears

    vickypea
    Member

    It doesn’t annoy me, but it makes me laugh when horse riders that I’ve spoken to try to claim that those things look nothing like the police versions and how on earth could I think otherwise!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    just to get the reaction they want

    What, you mean being seen? How dare they!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    It’s a bit clever dick-ish yeah.

    Junkyard
    Member

    Perhaps you should get cross at the cause not the symptom?

    TBH I dont care what clothes anyone wears.

    cheers_drive
    Member

    Doesn’t annoy me, although horse riders generally get more respect than cyclists anyway.
    The self important signs that people put outside their houses saying ‘Polite notice, no parking…’ do annoy me though.

    Doesn’t annoy me, although horse riders generally get more respect than cyclists anyway.

    I think it’s because they’re riding a tonne of meat that can kick a hole in a car.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    On an unrelated note, this is the 18th thread with “Is it just me?” as the title. So, some things aren’t just you.

    RichPenny
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    “IMPOLITE” notice.

    I am a **** ****. If you **** knock me off, I’ll delace the **** wheel and **** insert each **** spoke up your **** arse. Sideways. ****.

    Better.

    Premier Icon benji
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    At least if you are getting angry it’s worked, you’ve seen them. There are far too many people being outraged and getting angry about the silliest little things, does it really matter that much to you? If it does have a quiet word with yourself and get things in perspective please.

    johndoh
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    Thank you benji, your advice is invaluable.

    Premier Icon benji
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    Thank you benji, your advice is invaluable.

    Pleased to be able to help, any other issues don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Yes they would. I just don’t like how people are pretending to be the Police just to get the reaction they want.

    They aren’t pretending to be police, by the simple fact it doesn’t say police on their jacket. They are pulling a minor trick on you, the idea being drivers go “oh shit I better be careful it’s the fuzz” and for some reason they get a bit pissed off when they realise they’ve been careful around a vulnerable road user for no good reason. But I guess you knew that. Vickypea I’m sure they know full well what you mean but plausible deniability and all that.

    Oh and the police are giving horseriders police hi-viz around our way!

    Saw a horseist with a police horse coat (or whatever those blankets/covers are called) recently, looked a bit old and shabby so presumably one they’d got off a friend on the force. This was offroad btw.

    muzzle
    Member

    JEngledow – Member
    What’s to get annoyed about? It’s a hi-viz jacket and a bit like the hump backpacks it allows quick identification of people who are likely to be a little annoying and/or boring!!

    Oi! I have a Hump backpack cover and I’m only very slightly annoying/and or boring.

    Houns
    Member

    I like them, but like most hi viz cycling kit, useless with a camelbak

    muzzle
    Member

    Houns – Member
    I like them, but like most hi viz cycling kit, useless with a camelbak

    Agreed. I use mine for the 5-mile ride to work, which I can just about manage without a drink.

    Edit: assuming you’re referring to the Hump covers, not the pretend Police jacket.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    oh yeah I forgot

    It’s a hi-viz jacket and a bit like the hump backpacks it allows quick identification of people who are likely to be a little annoying and/or boring!!

    on a forum where lack of hi viz is seen, by some, as contributory negligence is that you having a go at those who do bother to use some?

    or just trollage?

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    I’m still looking for a decent hi-vis backpack. If anyone knows of a supplier.

    Back to the OP – the way some locals drive, and in particular the way they pass riders, you can’t blame the riders for wanting any safety improvement.

    I’m still looking for a decent hi-vis backpack. If anyone knows of a supplier.

    There are some about – trying to think where i saw one.

    Otherwise I’ve used a hi-viz waterproof cover to kill two birds with one stone.

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    I have a cover thanks, would prefer it to be built-in. And, moon on a stick time, dayglo orange.

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