As always, some scary comments, and too many comments referring to cyclists as 'they' or, in the mind of the person making the comment, 'an alien from outer space, and certainly not a human being like me'.
I have no idea how to do it, but there is a dire need to break this MY ROAD attitude from a lot of car drivers.
I didn't bother leaving a comment, as plenty like me (car driver, motorcycle and bicycle rider) are already being completely ignored, as it does not suit someones preduduce to acept that most cyclists Do have liscences and DO pay VED (road tax
+1 to the "my road" mindset - such items on t'internet always seem to contain above-average levels of anti-cyclist bile (surely "bilge"? - Ed.
). As I may have commented on here before - and I have work colleagues past & present that fall into this bracket - a small proportion of said motorists are the same ones who gripe about being nabbed by speed cameras after knowingly going over the limit in a restricted area. Sorry folks, can't have your cake and eat it.
I should confess at this point to being a non-driver, but VED is after all indirect
taxation, and I do contribute towards upkeep of the roads and cycleways I use via tax (PAYE. VAT etc.) paid to HMG as well as my Council Tax (a rather less indirect form of taxation when it comes to road repairs?).
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