Under heavy instruction from the lawyer
I was expecting a bit of a tearful plea at the end of it.
'Assessed the situation' in which she said she looked in here mirror and saw the cyclist standing there not looking unsteady( words put in mouth with lawyer by the sounds of it)
The report ive seen said he was propelled through a hedge
If this is the case how could she have seen him 'standing' unless she looked in the mirror for quite a while.
Ive not really been following this but its beginning to sound like its a slap on the wrist, a small fie and have to resit her test.
#Bloodycyclists added to the end of the tweet is a major slur on all cyclists thats reported by car drivers and other bike haters. to use the words together shows its something she believes in.
The real truth of the matter as we cyclists know smugly well is that car drivers and other road users hate cyclists because we can filter through traffic jams when they themselves are forced to wait,sometimes for long periods of time and sometimes in blazing sunshine. They hate the fact as motorists they have to pay large sums of ever decreasing funds to pay for the privilege of driving on the roads. The know and hate the oil companies fleecing then for fuel.
Bad cyclists play a part in this so im not just car bashing. Sorry to point the finger but the 'fixie' crowd i have seen as being the main offended for going through lights, weaving in and out of pedestrians that are on lit crossings. Im seeing an arrogance from them and i dont like it
We all have to live and work together so we can or should at least respect others around you.
Sure, go though the lights
cross over with the pedestrian crossings, Of Course.Lets not forget that extra bit of road called the pavement.
BUT ONLY IF ITS SAFE TO DO SO, and only ever at non pedaling speed dabbing a foot down to propel you along. Always give the foot traveller priority and gesture for him to do so if necessary and do it with a grin on your mug to help convey good karma and general nice feelings. If you do this the good feeling with be returned and more brownie points the better. Dont do as i see with the wannabee courier and fixie scene types is the speed they are willing to go through lights. Too too fast and zero regard for those on foot. Ive seen some near misses and ive actually been tempted to shoulder bump one of these fools and send him careering
I know and im a non driver who only has the bike for transport.
The bottom line regarding car drivers is the great big green monster.(and the arrogance of some riders)
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