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    Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

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    Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 19:25

    I'm not too keen on cyclists at the best of time when you get about 20 or so in a cycling club who deliberately take up half the road to the median line, but this just takes the biscuit...they want motorists to take responsibility for all accidents until they can prove otherwise! I know not all cyclists are nutters, but I've seen the ones when I'm stopped at traffic lights just ride straight through 'cos there's nothing coming. Can you imagine if we, the motorists started doing that? We have had the council build miles of pedestrian/cycle ways up here costing hundreds of thousands of pounds and there's no one on them, the cyclists are pedalling sedately along on the road, leaving their brand new unused paths to the odd rabbit or wood-pigeon! Makes my blood boil. I repeat though, they are not all like that!
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Gypsy on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 19:45

    I read that a long time ago and you have just voiced my exact argument, when they pay road tax like cars then they can have a say, but as it is at the moment, they want the road, the cycle paths and also the pavements, they want it all.
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    Post by Mermaid on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:04

    what annoys me is they don't ride single file, they ride 2 abreast.



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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:08

    I drive, I cycle, I hate cyclists...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:10

    ...I think, therefore I am...



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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:50

    I hate it when a group of them take over the road. No feckin respect for other road users. I'd love to plough through the middle of them but it might scratch my car.







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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Topdog on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:54

    Stop at Traffic lights
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    Post by Topdog on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 20:56

    I like these ones, they can have their way
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 15 Apr 2013 - 21:08

    That cycle club never comes up our way...



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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 Apr 2013 - 17:04

    Posted this some time back, but worth a second look...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vku7K4X1kME
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 16 Apr 2013 - 20:20

    Damn, so close!






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    Post by Gypsy on Tue 16 Apr 2013 - 21:31

    Yeah will get him next time Think it is double points if they take you on the blind side.
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 18:43

    Millions being spent, but who’s going to tell the cyclists...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22350776

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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 18:49

    I take great delight making their lives a misery, just make the gap too small to get through, Bassa's,
    When i was 18 i ended up in court charged with careless driving, a cyclist entered my car through the window
    I knew a few policemen who told me how to deal with it, not guilty the verdict, Cheeky feck,
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 18:50

    blox...



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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 20:40

    Just saw this on the bbc website ( nothing to do with cyclists)

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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 20:44

    It's all over the place. It was even on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 today!



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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 2 May 2013 - 17:08

    At last a MP does something positive...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22381347
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 2 May 2013 - 19:09

    Classic that one, mirror no car, bang cyclist, bravo get the bassa's on the pavement

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