This ‘ain’t pretty

Posted: April 15, 2011 in 2011, General

Why has it got to this stage? Maybe we ought to ask our would be politicians what they are going to do to protect cyclists from carnage.

If there are so many accidents involving cyclists it sort of makes you sympathise with the ‘radical crew’ who want us to reclaim the roads. I don’t think we can ever reclaim the roads or gain parity with motorists but the least we can aim for is some form of realistic comeback if we are hit by a car. Accidents happen but if anything is used to claim contributory negligence – no helmet, helmet, no lights on in the daytime, not using the cycle path etc, and thereby reduce the cyclist’s rights, it is as plain as the nose on your face that something is wrong. maybe judges, magistrates etc ought to commute for 6 months or so to see what it is like.

Yeah, dream on, I know but we can at least try. The alternative is being ghetto-ised and forced off the road onto cycle paths. Maybe then we can rename road bikes as path bikes?

It isn’t just in the UK that things have gone mad, have a look at this.

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