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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Its time its made compulsory for all drivers to have an eyesight test every 5 years, I'm sure poor eyesight accounts for a lot of accidents.


But then you'd also need a "stupidity" test.
Most of the incidents I have been involved in is with the driver not wanting to be 5 seconds late, they just cannot bear to be held up so they overtake/pullout/turn left in front of you etc, not because they haven't seen you but because they are just too stupid/selfish to wait an extra couple of seconds till it's safe.

Oh and yes, cyclists need to be a lot safer, lights when it's dark is an excellent starting point.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:28 pm 
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makster wrote:
The library footage they used to report this on the BBC this morning showed him cycling down the road with his lid stowed on his bars!


I must have missed something here: When did it become compulsory to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:35 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
makster wrote:
The library footage they used to report this on the BBC this morning showed him cycling down the road with his lid stowed on his bars!


I must have missed something here: When did it become compulsory to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle?


It's not compulsory to do a lot of things, however common sense dictates they are a good idea.


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NeilM wrote:
makster wrote:
The library footage they used to report this on the BBC this morning showed him cycling down the road with his lid stowed on his bars!


I must have missed something here: When did it become compulsory to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle?


It's not, yet but it's what Wiggo has been campaigning for and this will no doubt bring it one step closer.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 pm 
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and Shane Sutton now
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/shane-sutton-in-hospital-after-cycling-accident


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:09 pm 
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wearing a bit of foam on the head would have made no difference to these results of these accidents


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:32 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
wearing a bit of foam on the head would have made no difference to these results of these accidents


Was he not wearing one at the time of this accident then?


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legrandefromage wrote:
wearing a bit of foam on the head would have made no difference to these results of these accidents


Of course not Doctor Queso.


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legrandefromage wrote:
wearing a bit of foam on the head would have made no difference to these results of these accidents


Agree. As he hurt his ribs

All road should have eye test not just drivers. Many cyclists should


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