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Must be F***wit Monday
« on: Sep 20, 2010, 09:36 »
A couple of them to report this morning. One who sounded his horn at me as I was waiting to turn right, I was stationary in the crown of the road (i'd already signalled), there was oncoming traffic so I had to stop, and the exit road was obstructed by someone crossing it. The driver parped at me as he passed inside me. He'd obviously come blaring down the Broom Road, not expecting any hazards, and thought i'd made him brake unnecessarily! Then another guy gave me a whole 3" of space when overtaking me.  :evil:

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2010, 12:54 »
A couple of them to report this morning. One who sounded his horn at me as I was waiting to turn right, I was stationary in the crown of the road (i'd already signalled), there was oncoming traffic so I had to stop, the driver parped at me as he passed inside me. He'd obviously come blaring down the Broom Road, not expecting any hazards. Then another guy gave me a whole 3" of space when overtaking me.  :evil:

Both of them were probably me!...Bloody Cyclists!! :D

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2010, 13:52 »
I weell hunt you down, and I weell keell you!  :)

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #3 on: Sep 20, 2010, 15:16 »
Both of them were probably me!...Bloody Cyclists!! :D
Got to aggree No insurance no road tax no fuel duty. But still expect to use the roads.

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #4 on: Sep 20, 2010, 15:29 »
Both of them were probably me!...Bloody Cyclists!! :D

Mmmm, two attempts and he still missed.  :roll:  :wink:

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #5 on: Sep 20, 2010, 15:44 »
Mmmm, two attempts and he still missed.  :roll:  :wink:

It was definitely him though, there's no-one else in the world that ugly.  :lol:

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #6 on: Sep 20, 2010, 15:45 »
Got to aggree No insurance no road tax no fuel duty. But still expect to use the roads.

You've got me bang to rights on the road tax one.  :wink:

Actually, you haven't, as road tax is calculated on either engine size or emissions, and I have neither. I pay no fuel duty as I don't use fuel, and I am actually insured.

Incidentally, if I used my bike as part of a trade, i'd be obliged to pay for a Trade Licence, which is £70 p.a.

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #7 on: Sep 20, 2010, 16:38 »
You do still use the road so you should have to pay towards their up keep. IMHO

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #8 on: Sep 20, 2010, 16:39 »
You do still use the road so you should have to pay towards their up keep. IMHO

If road tax were calculated in that way, fair enough, but it isn't (and it has little to do with bad driving).

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2010, 22:59 »
I was waiting to cross at a traffic lights today around 5pm. A man on the other side started to cross, with his daughter of about 7 years old, before the lights had changed. They got stuck in the middle as traffic was still moving on both sides. One driver stopped and angrily waved him over. By then, the lights had changed but the driver kept going therefore going through a red light. After he passed, I went to cross (as the lights were on green for pedestrians) but traffic kept moving on the other side of the road.

A couple of minutes later, I was waiting to cross another road but had to wait as there was a car coming on my side. As the young girl passed me, she decided to turn left and go through the car park at the end of the street. She went up on to the footpath just inches past me. I felt quite lucky to get home alive today.

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2010, 00:22 »
More than 3,000 people die on the roads in Britain every year. Most accidents are caused by excess speed, or alcohol, very often both. Very often the victims are entirely innocent. Cyclists and motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the roads than car drivers. Some have no sense of self preservation (those who wear headphones for instance), but most are well aware of what they need to do to cycle safely. Most car drivers are the same, and treat other road users with respect, but there are exceptions. Some drivers seem to think all cyclists are lower forms of life, who should be bullied and put in danger simply because they don't pay road tax, or because they feel safe in their metal box, so **** everybody else.

I've only been travelling to work and back on my bike for 4 months now. I am mainly on cycle paths too, but even then i've seen plenty of people take unbelievable risks, driving like complete imbeciles. I also see people being courteous and considerate, and that should be mentioned too, but they aren't the ones likely to kill people. Why do people completely change their personality when they get behind the wheel of a car? I'm highly visible when I ride, don't ride riskily and try not to ride in anyone's blind spot, or put myself in a position where i can't be seen, but still find some drivers enjoy intimidating me, and deliberately treat me as fair game, just because i'm a cyclist. They drive aggressively, effectively using their car as a weapon. That is pretty despicable, and any driver who does it is simply an ******** in my opinion.        

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Re: Must be F***wit Monday
« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 2010, 08:09 »
Ufortunately there are a few of any type of transport that act like this and give others a bad name.
That then is thought to be the norm for all drivers/riders by others.

The same goes for cyclists in places like London or even Darlington town centre, because of the actions of a few cyclists have a bad name with pedestrians and drivers, pedestrians because of trying to ride through them rather than around (even when then are crossing a zebra crossing)and drivers in London as the cyclists try to squeeze through any gap even if it is too small to get the bike through or undertaking when the vehicle is turning left and signalling they are doing it.

It is a shame that more patience is not shown to all, that some drivers or riders cannot be banned from the roads and that all drivers/riders cannot be less defensive about their abilities and get the extra training that would help.

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