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    Interesting that a number of the incidents involve cyclists riding across that pedestrian crossing. I've had several near misses with cyclists suddenly swinging off the pavement on to a crossing in front of me.I had an argument with one who had a real go at me and wouln't accept that pedestrian crossings were meant for pedestrians, not cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    Interesting that a number of the incidents involve cyclists riding across that pedestrian crossing. I've had several near misses with cyclists suddenly swinging off the pavement on to a crossing in front of me.I had an argument with one who had a real go at me and wouln't accept that pedestrian crossings were meant for pedestrians, not cyclists.
    More interesting how many vehicles made absolutely no effort to stop for the crossing, and how long the one who actually mowed down the woman took to stop after hitting her; that was damn near a hit and run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    More interesting how many vehicles made absolutely no effort to stop for the crossing, and how long the one who actually mowed down the woman took to stop after hitting her; that was damn near a hit and run.
    Sorry mate I didn't see you. It even has its own acronym for us in the motorcycle community.....

    Try looking you pillocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Sorry mate I didn't see you. It even has its own acronym for us in the motorcycle community.....

    Try looking you pillocks.
    Well, there is scientific evidence that people are pillocks when behind the wheel of a car and are more likely to pull out in front of a cyclist / motorcyclist if they do not ride themselves.

    This is evidence that they don't see us:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105082243.htm

    This one is part of the reason why they don't see us:

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28306/why-you-dont-see-motorcycles-on-the-road/

    And a bit more

    https://www.nathanarose.com/blog/why-do-drivers-sometimes-not-see-motorcyclists-motorcycle-accident-reconstruction

    Here is a solution

    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-so-hard-for-motorists-to-see-motorcycles-on-the-roadway

    So the are looking but don't see us as we are not that expect - if they were forced to cycle before being allowed to drive the problem would reduce. But that will never happen.
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    I witnessed a nasty accident on a pedestrian crossing when I lived in New Zealand. Car hit a pedestrian and badly injured him. Police and Traffic Officers were called to the scene and they were all very reluctant to take the lead in charging the driver who was clearly at fault. I learned afterwards that he was a High Court Judge!
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    He says in the article that lights would help as "Red means Red". Not round here it doesn't. I see everything from cyclists to double decker buses going through red lights. The standard of road users in this country worsens by the day.

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    Love the fact that they released the snake after disentangling the boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    Well, there is scientific evidence that people are pillocks when behind the wheel of a car and are more likely to pull out in front of a cyclist / motorcyclist if they do not ride themselves.

    This is evidence that they don't see us:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105082243.htm

    This one is part of the reason why they don't see us:

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28306/why-you-dont-see-motorcycles-on-the-road/

    And a bit more

    https://www.nathanarose.com/blog/why-do-drivers-sometimes-not-see-motorcyclists-motorcycle-accident-reconstruction

    Here is a solution

    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-so-hard-for-motorists-to-see-motorcycles-on-the-roadway

    So the are looking but don't see us as we are not that expect - if they were forced to cycle before being allowed to drive the problem would reduce. But that will never happen.
    I was just looking at Wildlife t-shirt carrying the slogan 'what happens next is up to us', and thought that can apply to many things.
    Us equals me and you, not the other chap.
    I'm still of a mind that there are no accidents, just incidents you didn't prepare for. SMIDSYs, for example, are not as inevitable as some people seem to think, if you approach the situation assuming that the daft beggar definitely hasn't seen you, even if you think they have.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    I do try to lock eyes with drivers that look like they might pull out of side roads - I've only had one surprise leaper outer doing that.
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life


 

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