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    summer has come and the cyclists are out enforce. i have noticed that a lot of these people have a complete disregard for their own safety and the highway code alike. they seem to think it is ok to go along the the road riding three or four abreast oblivious to cars being behind them. they ignore traffic lights and just go straight through even though they are red. they stop at junctions look at cars coming towards them and pull out regardless. these are all responsible adults supposedly so they must be indestructible.

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    riding two abreast can be a useful tool to prevent cars from overtaking at unsafe points, cars will tend to try and slip past a single cyclist where there is not adequate space to do so, however you should also be mindful of other road users.

    As quoted and illustrated in the highway code:
    give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car




    The amount of abuse I have had from the motorist for adopting a road position similar to the above is unreal, it seems that most motorists would like to see cyclists either:
    A. off the road
    B. cycling on the verge of the road

    Very few pass cyclist with the space illustrated above, many are so close you could adjust their radio station.

    As for the red light running etc this is unacceptable and should be reported to the police.
    Last edited by mi16; 19-Jun-16 at 16:06.
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    Some cyclists are very rude and have terrible hand jesters.

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    There needs to be a total rethink of the rules and regulations regarding cyclists and enforced properly, none of this rubbish we endure at present.
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    A cycling test, road worthy test, reg plate and insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaza View Post
    A cycling test, road worthy test, reg plate and insurance.
    What sort of roadworthy test would you suggest for a bicycle?
    Do you seriously think that the government should be developing a DVLA type registration and liscencing system for bicycles and cyclists?
    Have you considered the cost to the nation with no means to collect anything from it.
    Do you reckon the police force have the resources to enforce this idiotic system?
    Whats next, reg plates on bairns prams and buggies, skateboards, scooters, horses hips?
    Re the insurance thing, most home insurance policies cover the occupants for third party cover away from the home and if you are not covered via a policy in any way then that does not make you exempt from paying for third party damages, it just means you have to stump up out of your own pocket.
    Last edited by mi16; 09-Sep-16 at 08:09.
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    totally agree, strict liability.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkatojo View Post
    There needs to be a total rethink of the rules and regulations regarding cyclists and enforced properly, none of this rubbish we endure at present.
    Last edited by mi16; 09-Sep-16 at 08:10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    riding two abreast can be a useful tool to prevent cars from overtaking at unsafe points.
    Except it doesn't really prevent anything. Just means you'll see overtaking that is even more unsafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sids View Post
    Except it doesn't really prevent anything. Just means you'll see overtaking that is even more unsafe.
    Except it does, the cyclist is out wide at pinch points or blind bends which prevents the motorist squeezing past then moves back left when it is safe to pass.
    A perfectly normal and encouraged cycling manouvre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16 View Post
    Except it does, the cyclist is out wide at pinch points or blind bends which prevents the motorist squeezing past then moves back left when it is safe to pass.
    A perfectly normal and encouraged cycling manouvre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sids View Post
    Suicide is painless, so they say.

    And why would it be suicide?
    Surely death by dangerous driving would be the correct term.
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    Ummm try living in groats with cyclists. They think they own groats and motor vehicles are not allowed to drive in groats. Very very naive thinking. Buses farmers motorhomes and ferry traffic use these roads along with n500 drivers a receipe for an accident waiting to happen.

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