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23 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

This would win the Generalisation of the decade award (for generalisation and tyoe casting)

Perhaps it would be better said

Under the current trend, some cyclists motorists are unfortunately being led to believe, and frequently displaying the belief, that they can do no wrong, are permanently in the right and are a paragon of traffic virtue. They are not.

Let's discuss some cyclists motorists apparently being under the impression that traffic lights, lanes and signage regularly don't apply to them. Their poor understanding of the highway code leads them to believe they have certain rights. They don't. Travelling in speeds in excess of their skill levels put both cyclists and pedestrians at risk. Let's lob in some kids boy racing around the streets at night in boy racer cars with speaker volumes at a deafening level. Not so many years ago coppers used to pull people for all sorts of stuff like that.

Personally, I'll have more sympathy for cycling motorists in general when they some start thinking a little less "holier than thou" and observing some of the traffic laws applicable to some of them.

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8 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

If the bad cyclists were  easier to identify by some means and the police showed even the slightest interest in dealing with the worst offenders then a lot (some) of the dislike of the cyclists may dissipate.

Lots (some) of cyclists do not seem to like waiting a few seconds to pass pedestrians safely on pavements, even if they should not be on there in the first place. I mean if time was of the essence for your journey you would just use a car.

 

No uncommon to see a copper in town step aside to allow a cyclist through on the pavement. 

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28 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

This would win the Generalisation of the decade award (for generalisation and tyoe casting)

Perhaps it would be better said

Under the current trend, some cyclists are unfortunately being led to believe, and frequently displaying the belief, that they can do no wrong, are permanently in the right and are a paragon of traffic virtue. They are not.

Let's discuss some cyclists apparently being under the impression that traffic lights, lanes and signage regularly don't apply to them. Their regular use of non-cyclist-designated pavements and footpaths. Holding up long queues of traffic behind them whilst some  cycling more than two abreast, happily chatting to each other, at a cost to other roads users, businesses and the environment. Wearing of stereo earbuds rendering them unable to hear what's going on around them, thus a danger to themselves and others. Let's lob in some kids charging around the streets at night in dark clothing on bmx bikes that by their nature are not fitted with either lights or brakes. Not so many years ago coppers used to pull people for all sorts of stuff like that.

Personally, I'll have more sympathy for cycling in general when they some start thinking a little less "holier than thou" and observing some of the traffic laws applicable to some of them.

You're right. I should have said "MOST"...

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4 minutes ago, Peter Layman said:

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Besides the obvious statement that two wrongs doe not make it right, with a motorist it is relatively easy to identify the vehicle and therefore report the matter to the police if they commit an offence or are driving dangerously. It is pretty well impossible with a cyclist.

The other day on the pavement outside the Villa I stopped a DOI worker who was cycling on the pavement and asked did he not see the cyclist dismount and the no cycling sign at the entrance to this pavement, he denied they existed and refused to give his name when asked or come with me and look at the signs and just rode off

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No idea. But they have built a new feedback mechanism into the structure. Anyone who criticises it on social media gets some instant feedback delivered to their house, free of charge. 

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I'll bet the bus driver of the double decker and the drivers of the 23 vehicles behind were very happy with the two bikes gently ambling along through Lezayre this morning. How pleased they would be that the schedule was disrupted and the drivers behind had the continuing problem of getting past safely, probably all the way to Ramsey and even then the trucks in the queue would have difficulty in spite of the so called cycle path.

Ah well, it's all good, the cyclists were happy, the folk in the queue were happy, (not),  and the world carried on regardless.

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1 hour ago, doc.fixit said:

I'll bet the bus driver of the double decker and the drivers of the 23 vehicles behind were very happy with the two bikes gently ambling along through Lezayre this morning. How pleased they would be that the schedule was disrupted and the drivers behind had the continuing problem of getting past safely, probably all the way to Ramsey and even then the trucks in the queue would have difficulty in spite of the so called cycle path.

Ah well, it's all good, the cyclists were happy, the folk in the queue were happy, (not),  and the world carried on regardless.

The Government should compulsorily purchase all existing bicycles on the Island and destroy them. And then implement a ban on any future imports of these things.

A bit draconian I appreciate but desperate times call for desperate measures

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6 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

It would make the job easier if they carried some sort of ID, like a registration number.

Yes and you could put ids on people as well...oh their crazy kids on bmxs. Good luck with that one.

Many of the laws on the roads do not actually apply to cyclists, rightly or wrongly. It is not a vehicle in the eyes of the law. I don't believe even speed limits apply.

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