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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 Apr 15, 2013 7:25 pm

    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 Apr 15, 2013 7:45 pm

    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 Apr 15, 2013 8:04 pm

    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 Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

    I drive, I cycle, I hate cyclists...
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:10 pm

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



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

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:50 pm

    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 Apr 15, 2013 8:54 pm

    Stop at Traffic lights
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    Post by Topdog on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:56 pm

    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 Apr 15, 2013 9:08 pm

    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 Apr 16, 2013 5:04 pm

    Posted this some time back, but worth a second look...
    http://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 Apr 16, 2013 8:20 pm

    Damn, so close!






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    Post by Gypsy on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:31 pm

    Yeah will get him next time Think it is double points if they take you on the blind side.
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    Re: Cyclists want motorists to accept automatic responsibility for ALL accidents involving cyclists.

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:43 pm

    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 Apr 30, 2013 6:49 pm

    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 Apr 30, 2013 6:50 pm

    blox...



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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm

    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 Apr 30, 2013 8:44 pm

    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 May 02, 2013 5:08 pm

    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 May 02, 2013 7:09 pm

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

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