The time it has taken you to post on here could have been put to better use by contacting your MP and stating your case.
Really? I mean, really?
I guess we should all give up reading and taking long baths as well. Time better spent with our politicians.
If you do nothing
to help safer cycling on British roads then posting stuff like: "We ought to be treating those who drive like this in the same way we would someone discharging a rifle into the street at random"
is just a throw-away pointless remark.
This is not aimed just at you, but to everyone whom posts on here:Get off your arse and do something about it!
I don't like politicians much either, but I contacted mine because of drivers parking their cars on the bend at the end of our road which is opposite a kids play area. The near misses that happen everyday from drivers entering the flow of traffic is alarming to say the least and it's usually the mother's of the kids whom park their cars opposite the junction or on the bend!
My MP has contacted me to say he is looking into the matter. Other residents are sick of the parking problem too and are contacting him. I don't like the policies my MP stands for, but I will contact him if there is a possibility of kids or elderly people being killed.
This is for everyone: If you are unfortunate to get knocked off your bike (please god it doesn't happen) then please don't come on here moaning about it how plod did nothing
and the driver got off without a fine
stories, and tales of woe because the cycling community can be it's own worst enemy and expects life on a silver platter. If you campaign for tougher sentences, higher fines etc. the motorist will avoid you because they don't want the hassle of hitting you in the first place.
I rode for three years on the continent and never had to put up with the $h!t that I have to put up with on Blighty's roads.
@ highlandsflyer - I'm sorry, but you didn't answer my question. Have you done anything to promote road safety?