Why do cyclists go through red lights?
having watched three cars jump a red earlier, i guess you could ask why do drivers jump red lights?
I guess it is easy to see cyclists as the problem rather than consider why.
humans will do what they want, if you don’t like it you have to design the situation to stop them.Posted 4 years ago
If a cyclist jumps a red light they may get hurt, if a car jumps a red light, well everyone else will get hurt and the driver will be fine.bristolbikeprojectMember
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Why will this boring troll post get way more views than my post?
Grrr!Posted 4 years ago
Possibly opening a can of worms here but…
I just cant understand it. I have lived in London 1.5 years now and just learned to live with people doing it, for a while I went through a phase of telling people ‘why you doing through the red light? its daft’ and they simply couldn’t give a f*ck.
I really cant understand why people do it? Do any of you do it and if so why?Posted 4 years agosteviecaptMember
because everyone has to be there 2 mins ago, same as car drivers who have to get one car in front of you, even though it doesnt get them anywhere, apart from next to you at the next junction, and more crap excuses, its their life, it they wanna risk it thats up to them, but usually theres more than one person involved when the shit hits the fan, they get no sympathy from me what so ever, what goes around comes around, sooner or later their luck will run out, law of averages, then its other people who have to pick up the pieces.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Clearly because they wish to reinforce the stereotype that we are all lawless hypocrites.
Personally I think you are as mad doing it on a bike as in a car. If for no better reason than it wins car drivers up.
Hold on who is that trip trapping over my bridge. Are you a goat?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Because bikes are never in more danger than when they’re sitting still. Because we can’t win the traffic light gp. Because it’s completely safe unless you’re a div. Because roads are designed for cars with no consideration to bikes. Because people dislike cyclists anyway. Because the one on my old commute would never change for a cyclist. Because it helps all traffic to keep moving. All these things and more, all these things and more, that’s what RLJ threads mean to me…Posted 4 years agoGribsMember
I did it yesterday up north. 2 way traffic lights with a long gap and I’m heading uphill. I set off once the traffic coming the other way had stopped so I could be sure of getting through and so I caused minimal disruption to the traffic behind. City RL jumpers just tend to be **** though.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
because they are lazy
because they can get away with it
because they are selfish
because they think they are somehow sticking it to the man by doing so
because 1 in every 100 lights are activated by cars and not bicycles
because someone else did it in front of them, baaaa
because they think it’s safer
because they are late for work
because they are racing someone/ thing
because they think it will somehow magically change cycling infrastructure for the better
because of strava
because some idiot cut them up at the last junction so they smashed their wing mirror off and are now fleeing the scene of the crime
none of which are really reason enoughPosted 4 years ago
in my opinion of course
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