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Why do car drivers try to kill cyclists?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by 2BAD4U, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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  2. Muschu

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    I came much closer than 1 m to a cyclist yesterday. Perhaps 60 cm as he passed me on the left inside, going downhill on a narrow road. Speed limit 50 km/hr. Car traffic was considerable and doing about 40 km/hr.
    Who broke the law? Should I turn myself in?
     
  3. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    You dont ride do you?
     
  4. Zero Sum Game

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    I used to ride a pushy to work and back, and had no choice but to ride on the side of a busy road. Kept as far left as possible and always had close calls. It always seemed some cars try to get as close as possible to scare the crap out of ya.
    But it goes both ways, there are some pretty lame cyclists out there - like that previous video shown. Get in bloody single file you idiot. I like the 1 metre rule. But make single file a rule too I reckon.
     
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    Cyclists, the next LGBTI's ? :D
     
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    Gimme a metre and I'll take a mile :)
     
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    At least he's out there doing something, rather than sitting on his fat ar$e, in Canberra. LOL
     
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    It was a lame satirical attempt at debunking the LGBTI theory :D
     
  9. Muschu

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    Yes and have for decades. Not a wannabe Tour de France pretender however. I use very wide roads or more isolated dual cycling/walking paths.

    How do you define "riding"? Both my grandmothers "rode" into their eighties.

    The consideration needs to be mutual and thoughtful.

    The road I was referring to is on the coast, narrow and with an intermittent medium strip. If cyclists were willing to go one street inland they'd encounter less traffic and enjoy wider roads and greater safety. They'd lose the view, spectators and some adrenaline perhaps.

    Another option would be to turn the coast road into a dedicated speed cycling runway I guess.
     
  10. Bill M

    Bill M Self Funded Retiree

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    Why do car drivers try to kill cyclists?

    Because we live in a world of ME ME ME ME ME. They just don't give a f**k. All they care about is themselves and regard cyclists as garbage getting in their ME world. For a better word, no respect for other humans. I'm not a cyclist but I am an everyday pedestrian, you should see the foul looks I get when I cross a pedestrian crossing. Some of them shaking their heads because I'm taking up their valuable time. Slow done and take your time ya fools or get off the roads.
     
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    I drive in the country and sometimes there are cyclists on the road. Usually they are well behaved and ride as close to the side of the road as they can, but sometimes they put out expecting the right of way. If there are cars coming the other way and there is a choice between knocking a cyclist down or risking my life colliding with another vehicle, I know which option I will pick.
     
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    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    When did cyclists become a separate sub species? As far as I can tell quite a few of the adults also have cars...does that make them biautocyclists?
     
  13. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    Single file staying close to the road edge is obviously less risk but there are still lycra boys testing the patience of motor vehicle drivers. Some roads are simply not wide enough so cyclists and cars have to squeeze past each other which increases the risk of accident.
     
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    Respect and courtesy to others goes a long way to improving safety on the roads indeed it helps with most things in life.

    The vast majority of cyclists I see are doing just that. Riding sensibly and with regard to other traffic. Sadly, as with anything, the few who ride like idiots give the rest a bad name.
     
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    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    If cycling is for exercise, would it be better to wear a loose shirt, baggy breeches and carry a bag of lead weights and have three gears?
     
  18. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    I do it in my underpants.
     
  19. dutchie

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    Too much information!
     
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    I always just assumed that everyone wears underpants.

    Maybe not?
     
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