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Old February 13th 14, 06:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default Speeding cyclist mows down elderly jogger

On 13/02/2014 15:18, Bertie Wooster wrote:
On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:56:20 +0000, Mrcheerful

The cyclist was travelling too fast down a hill and smashed into the
elderly woman .

Luckily passers by took her to hospital for facial surgery.

“They do come down at a heck of a speed. They think they are coming down
a hill in the Tour De France. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

I wonder what the result would have been if it has been a car driver
coming down the hill, and not a cyclist.

He would;
(a) Have been heard.
(b) Have seen her hi viz vest.
(c) Been able to brake in time.
(d) Been traceable.
(e) Have been trained & passed a test which included observation &
anticipation skills.

Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton, of Lancaster
University, wrote in an interim assessment of the Understanding Walking
and Cycling study. "For them, cycling is a bit embarrassing, they fail
to see its purpose, and have no interest in integrating it into their
lives, certainly on a regular basis."

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