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Old March 21st 06, 12:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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The unacceptable face of motoring (and some pedestrian groups who
are not au fait with the real dangers those they claim to represent
face) often imply that only cyclists ride along pavements.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4827894.stm is about a
motorist driving along a pavement, in the course of which he injured
six people, one very badly.

True to form the police appear to have already gone out of their way
to excuse the motorist. Other groups in the motoring lobby will no
doubt follow their lead.


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Old March 21st 06, 12:39 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"David Hansen" wrote in message
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The unacceptable face of motoring (and some pedestrian groups who
are not au fait with the real dangers those they claim to represent
face) often imply that only cyclists ride along pavements.


The car mounted the pavement. There is zero relationship between this and
cyclists riding along pavements.

True to form the police appear to have already gone out of their way
to excuse the motorist.


They arrested him and have released him on bail until May while inquiries
continue. They have not excused anyone.

This has got FA to do with cycling and trying to use it as an example whilst
one schoolgirl is fighting for her life in hospital is just wrong.




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Old March 21st 06, 12:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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David Hansen wrote:
The unacceptable face of motoring (and some pedestrian groups who
are not au fait with the real dangers those they claim to represent
face) often imply that only cyclists ride along pavements.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4827894.stm is about a
motorist driving along a pavement, in the course of which he injured
six people, one very badly.

True to form the police appear to have already gone out of their way
to excuse the motorist. Other groups in the motoring lobby will no
doubt follow their lead.


Why do you persist in such laughable distortions?

The issue wrt cyclists is DELIBERATE cycling on the pavement. the tragic
incident you link to was a traffic "accident" the driver did not intend to
drive on the pavement.

pk


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Old March 21st 06, 12:59 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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David Hansen wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4827894.stm is about a
motorist driving along a pavement, in the course of which he injured
six people, one very badly.




Many, many moons ago (about 25 years, I guess), there was an incident
outside my school. There were lots of cars parked outside (you know,
little darling can't walk home), plus queues, and a reasonable number
of parents walking, too. One parent decided to overtake the queue by
driving her Mini along the pavement and push in further along. She was
on the pavement for about 20-25 vehicle lengths.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt, other than thousands of jaws dropping and
hitting the pavement.

PhilD

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elyob Wrote:

This has got FA to do with cycling and trying to use it as an example
whilst
one schoolgirl is fighting for her life in hospital is just wrong.


You make an excellent point. ONE school girl. The other 10 people who
will actually be killed today wont get a look in.


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"MichaelB" wrote in message
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elyob Wrote:

This has got FA to do with cycling and trying to use it as an example
whilst
one schoolgirl is fighting for her life in hospital is just wrong.


You make an excellent point. ONE school girl. The other 10 people who
will actually be killed today wont get a look in.


Thanks, but I really don't understand your point in regards to the subject.
Are you talking about 10 other people who will be killed on the roads today,
or something? If so, it has nothing to do with the subject of this story or
my response.


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Old March 21st 06, 01:27 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"David Hansen" wrote in message
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The unacceptable face of motoring (and some pedestrian groups who
are not au fait with the real dangers those they claim to represent
face) often imply that only cyclists ride along pavements.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4827894.stm is about a
motorist driving along a pavement, in the course of which he injured
six people, one very badly.

True to form the police appear to have already gone out of their way
to excuse the motorist. Other groups in the motoring lobby will no
doubt follow their lead.


Can you tell me where it says the police have gone out of their way to
excuse the motorist?

clive

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Old March 21st 06, 01:31 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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David Hansen wrote:

The unacceptable face of motoring (and some pedestrian groups who
are not au fait with the real dangers those they claim to represent
face) often imply that only cyclists ride along pavements.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4827894.stm is about a
motorist driving along a pavement, in the course of which he injured
six people, one very badly.

True to form the police appear to have already gone out of their way
to excuse the motorist. Other groups in the motoring lobby will no
doubt follow their lead.


Tragic, but hardly a case of a motorist deliberately driving on the
pavement. If anything, this incident should lead to calls for an end
for the obsession with leaving decomposing flowers and soggy teddybears
at the site of every accident. ISTR a few years ago someone was very
nearly run down by a train while attempting to place flowers on the
actual railway track where someone else (who was trespassing) had been
run down and killed the day before.

All the funds that are squandered on rotting roadside "memorials"
should instead be collected and given to the surviving relatives to
help cover the (often quite steep) funeral expenses.

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Old March 21st 06, 01:38 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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The motorist had been involved in an altercation with another driver at
the Hertford Road lights. He then drove at speed past a school , veered
onto the wrong side of the road, swerved back, mounted the pavement,
and smashed into a group of people commemorating their dead school
colleagues.

And David Hansen suggests it is the schoolchildrens' behaviour which
should be modified, rather than selfish twunts speeding past schools?

Beyond belief.

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Old March 21st 06, 01:41 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Apologies, Pyromancer was the poster who thinks memorials should be
banned in case motorists accidently lose control at speed and crash
into them.

 




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