I was in the car the other day with my Sister and Mother (you can imagine what that was like
The subject of cyclists not obeying signals came up when we we sitting at the traffic lights and a cyclist breezed through and slowly i might add crossed over the junction.Mum and Sis were both very vocal on the wrongs of this.
I tried to explain that well as long as nothings coming its not really doing any harm
but this was shouted down "They're road users blag blag blag"
I tried to explain that the cyclist when starting from a stop has a tendency to wobble a bit and i know this wobble can distract drivers from overtaking them from not knowing if theyre going to drift into their lane etc(both Mum and Sis in the past have commented on it) Again i was shouted down
FINE i said,if we are road users in your eyes then i demand one of the two available lanes,which i will ride down at between 5 and 8 mph and if the road narrows to single lane then you'd better be prepared snails pace journey.Any overtaking there will mean that you HAVE to cross onto the other side,and for these privileges I will happily pay proportionally any road and vehicle tax they impose.
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