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Old December 2nd 19, 09:29 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists make better drivers, says new study

A recent study conducted by Frontiers Media found that cyclists
consistently make better drivers than other road users.

The study, which was conducted by Ole J. Johansson and Aslak Fhyri and
funded by the Institute of Transport Economics, found that cyclists know
the dangers of the road and that knowledge translates to their driving
behaviour, and how often they use their phone while driving.

Cyclists spend 21 per cent less time speeding than the typical drivers,
and have 14 per cent fewer hard brakes. They are also generally less
distracted than the average driver by about six per cent.

The study also found that cyclists spend less time actively texting or
using apps by six per cent, but supposedly do spend 11 per cent more
time than average with handheld calls.

https://www.bikebiz.com/cyclists-mak...ays-new-study/
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Old December 3rd 19, 03:54 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists make better drivers, says new study

On 02/12/2019 20:45, TMS320 wrote:
On 02/12/2019 20:29, Bod wrote:

Cyclists ... have 14 per cent fewer hard brakes.


????

Constantly braking hard because they drive too close to the vehicles

in front of them. This is common on motorways.

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Old December 3rd 19, 12:59 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists make better drivers, says new study

On 03/12/2019 02:54, Bod wrote:

On 02/12/2019 20:45, TMS320 wrote:
On 02/12/2019 20:29, Bod wrote:

Cyclists ... have 14 per cent fewer hard brakes.


????

Constantly braking hard because they drive too close to the vehicles

in front of them. This is common on motorways.


It may be a little-known fact to you, but it is illegal to brake to a
stop on a motorway. The exception to that applies where failing to do so
will result in a collision with something in the vehicle's path.
Colliding with the vehicle in front is also (often) an offence.

What do you do?

Especially when you're on your pedal-cycle on the motorway (in order to
keep it on-topic).
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Old December 3rd 19, 01:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclists make better drivers, says new study

On 03/12/2019 11:59, JNugent wrote:
On 03/12/2019 02:54, Bod wrote:

On 02/12/2019 20:45, TMS320 wrote:
On 02/12/2019 20:29, Bod wrote:

Cyclists ... have 14 per cent fewer hard brakes.

????

*
* Constantly braking hard because they drive too close to the
vehicles in front of them. This is common on motorways.


It may be a little-known fact to you, but it is illegal to brake to a
stop on a motorway. The exception to that applies where failing to do so
will result in a collision with something in the vehicle's path.
Colliding with the vehicle in front is also (often) an offence.

What do you do?

Especially when you're on your pedal-cycle on the motorway (in order to
keep it on-topic).

It may come as a surprise to you that some of us drive cars as well.


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Old December 3rd 19, 02:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Cyclists make better drivers, says new study

On 03/12/2019 12:34, Bod wrote:
On 03/12/2019 11:59, JNugent wrote:
On 03/12/2019 02:54, Bod wrote:

On 02/12/2019 20:45, TMS320 wrote:
On 02/12/2019 20:29, Bod wrote:

Cyclists ... have 14 per cent fewer hard brakes.

????
*
* Constantly braking hard because they drive too close to the
vehicles in front of them. This is common on motorways.


It may be a little-known fact to you, but it is illegal to brake to a
stop on a motorway. The exception to that applies where failing to do
so will result in a collision with something in the vehicle's path.
Colliding with the vehicle in front is also (often) an offence.

What do you do?

Especially when you're on your pedal-cycle on the motorway (in order
to keep it on-topic).

It may come as a surprise to you that some of us drive cars as well.


I am well aware of that.

What is its particular relevance in uk.rec.cycling and in the context of
vehicles being forced to stop on motorways (even though it is illegal to
do so without that force-majeure)?
 




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