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why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?



 
 
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Old December 7th 10, 10:57 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ithout_lights/


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Old December 8th 10, 02:08 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ithout_lights/


Unconscious humour?

"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are “putting their lives at
risk” by riding without lights during terrible conditions at the darkest time
of the year.

"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth’s Cemetery Junction...".

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Old December 8th 10, 04:18 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

I have no problem with this. As a cyclist, it's common knowledge to
use a light at night. I don't have a problem with the government
making money off of idiots.

I'm actually very surprised that 33 cyclists were stopped within two
hours. Hopefully the law will make people use lights.

Regards,
Cullen


On Dec 7, 3:57*pm, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr...




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Old December 8th 10, 05:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

On Dec 8, 1:08*am, JNugent wrote:

"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their lives at
risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at the darkest time
of the year.

"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery Junction...".


A most appropriate place to pull them over for riding without lights.
No doubt the psycholists will claim Police harassment because they
know that drivers have infra-red night vision and will always be able
to see them!

Derek C

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Old December 8th 10, 06:31 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

On Dec 8, 4:40*am, Derek C wrote:
On Dec 8, 1:08*am, JNugent wrote:

"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their lives at
risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at the darkest time
of the year.


"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery Junction...".


A most appropriate place to pull them over for riding without lights.
No doubt the psycholists will claim Police harassment because they
know that drivers have infra-red night vision and will always be able
to see them!

Derek C


P.S. I forgot that the psycholists will also claim that drivers will
be confused by those flashing LED lights that the minority of cyclists
who carry lights often use! Personally I think they are great.

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Old December 8th 10, 07:57 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default why do motorists kill cyclists who are using lights?

On Dec 8, 1:08*am, JNugent wrote:
On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr...


Unconscious humour?

"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their lives at
risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at the darkest time
of the year.

"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery Junction...".

Maybe the cyclists think it won't make much difference anyway to half-
blind killer drivers. When I was rammed I was using lights and the
motorist admitted he didn't even see me. Pity the police can't pull
over drivers to test their night vision.

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Old December 8th 10, 08:04 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default why do motorists kill cyclists who are using lights?

Doug wrote:
On Dec 8, 1:08 am, JNugent wrote:
On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr...


Unconscious humour?

"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their
lives at risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at
the darkest time
of the year.

"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery
Junction...".

Maybe the cyclists think it won't make much difference anyway to half-
blind killer drivers. When I was rammed I was using lights and the
motorist admitted he didn't even see me. Pity the police can't pull
over drivers to test their night vision.


were you killed then or is then any mention of a lit cyclist being killed?
if not then why change the thread title yet again?


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Old December 8th 10, 08:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

On Dec 8, 7:04*am, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
Doug wrote:
On Dec 8, 1:08 am, JNugent wrote:
On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:


http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr....


Unconscious humour?


"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their
lives at risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at
the darkest time
of the year.


"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery
Junction...".


Maybe the cyclists think it won't make much difference anyway to half-
blind killer drivers. When I was rammed I was using lights and the
motorist admitted he didn't even see me. Pity the police can't pull
over drivers to test their night vision.


were you killed then or is then any mention of a lit cyclist being killed?
if not then why change the thread title yet again?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Just changing the subject heading to what it should be. Doug is being
childish again!

Derek C
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Old December 8th 10, 08:22 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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Default why do motorists kill cyclists who are using lights?

On Dec 8, 7:04*am, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
Doug wrote:
On Dec 8, 1:08 am, JNugent wrote:
On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:


http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr....


Unconscious humour?


"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their
lives at risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions at
the darkest time
of the year.


"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery
Junction...".


Maybe the cyclists think it won't make much difference anyway to half-
blind killer drivers. When I was rammed I was using lights and the
motorist admitted he didn't even see me. Pity the police can't pull
over drivers to test their night vision.


were you killed then or is then

I was injured as luckily it happened at slow speed. I could easily
have been killed.

any mention of a lit cyclist being killed?
if not then why change the thread title yet again?

Because it is deliberately biased against cyclists on a cycling
newsgroup and originates from a motorist.

Doug
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Old December 8th 10, 09:51 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default why do cyclists think that they don't need lights at night?

Doug wrote:
On Dec 8, 7:04 am, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
Doug wrote:
On Dec 8, 1:08 am, JNugent wrote:
On 07/12/2010 21:57, Mrcheerful wrote:


http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...lice_launch_cr...


Unconscious humour?


"POLICE have launched a crackdown on cyclists who are putting their
lives at risk by riding without lights during terrible conditions
at the darkest time
of the year.


"Officers stopped 33 riders in two hours at Bournemouth s Cemetery
Junction...".


Maybe the cyclists think it won't make much difference anyway to
half- blind killer drivers. When I was rammed I was using lights
and the motorist admitted he didn't even see me. Pity the police
can't pull over drivers to test their night vision.


were you killed then or is then

I was injured as luckily it happened at slow speed. I could easily
have been killed.

any mention of a lit cyclist being killed?
if not then why change the thread title yet again?

Because it is deliberately biased against cyclists on a cycling
newsgroup and originates from a motorist.

Doug


so you actually have no opinion on why cyclists don't have lights at night?
and you think that my question is anti-cyclist? It is a question about uk
cyclists, where is your problem with that?


 




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