well i think we've all come across this
Notice that the likes/dislikes are 2000+ for the likes and 1000+ for the dislikes.
The vid shows some pretty poor driving and in many cases downright dangerous manoeuvres yet so many posted a negative.Im guessing most of them are from car drivers but even if they arent it shows what the general public believe in how a cyclist should act-meek and mild and tucked in out of the way.
oh since my wife opened her car door into the face of a cyclist recently, knocking out two of his front teeth, i have become more aware of the "door Zone" . It is this which is apparently responsible for killing shed loads of cyclist. Since then i have taken a more central position when passing parked cars but over to the left side really
Ive been there ,been totally knocked off from the door catching my bar through to braking literally an inch off the inside of the door,and had a thing to say when the usual battle cry comes out 'oh i didnt see you' Yeah,like you looked
One of my mates sister is a surgical nurse and shes said about the number of neck injured cyclists she's seen come in from slamming into a car door is pretty damn high.
but must say that I have also noticed more careful and considerate drivers on the road of late too, they hang back, give a wide berth.
My own view is that cars and bikes will never be happy bedfellows and we need to devlop entirely seperate cycling networks, but still will gonna go and see what its all about
Ive noticed this too.there has been a campaign of late promoting give us room and that coupled with more people buying bikes to save on fuel costs has helped press the message home.
entirely seperate cycling networks
OMG that would be pure heaven
Come on now bump.these are the important points and its not just going over the same ground its a duty to keep this message in the public eye
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