car drivers don't pay road tax, infact no one has paid road tax since they abolished it in 1938. that little round thing in the windscreen is a tax people pay for being able to operate a motor vehicle on a public road, that's why its called vehicle excise duty and based on the emissions the vehicle puts out not how much space it takes up on the road.
try putting that across to a red faced ignoramus and you'll just get a diatribe in return.
when i'm on my bike, i hate 99.9999999% of anyone else around me (the point 0.0000001 of like is reserved for leggy blondes on dutch bikes). its nothing personal, just the attitude i adopt that keeps me from sliding under any vehicle or crashing into another cyclist/pedestrian.
its only going to get worse as all i'm seeing these days are more learner drivers, and all the rest are getting older and more inept behind the wheel.
this program will do nothing for me except make me more prepared to encounter more c**ts.
the problem will never be 'solved' because the population isn't getting any smaller.
i will only ever truly be happy cycling in this world when i'm cycling with who i want to have around me and no one else within a good 50-60miles in all directions (except for the random leggy blonde on a dutch bikes).
i also drive a car and adopt a similar attitude when doing so. driving brings out the worst in most people.
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