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Old January 19th 04, 08:14 AM
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Steve Firth wrote:
At last, police are being more even handed in their treatment of road
users.

During a clampdown on cyclists in Portsmouth, over 160 individuals
were stopped and cautioned over cycling on pavements and cycling
without lights in a 10 hour period.

Oh dear, 160 in 10 hours.

Little bunch of lawbreakers aren't they? The only shame is that they
weren't fine 65 each.


And your point is ?

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Old January 19th 04, 08:49 AM
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Gonzalez wrote:


How many deaths have been caused by cyclists over the last ten years?


Ah, I get it, it's okay to break the law of the land, as long as you
don't kill anyone in the process, hmm?

Another question: How many cyclists have been killed or injured as a
result of their own stupidity?

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Old January 19th 04, 09:12 AM
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"Steve Firth" wrote in message
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During a clampdown on cyclists in Portsmouth, over 160 individuals were
stopped and cautioned over cycling on pavements and cycling without
lights in a 10 hour period.


Mmmm! Troll****!

Still, great news. Maybe they'll start clamping down on cars on the
pavement next - you're 200 times more likely to be killed on the pavement by
a motor vehicle than a bicycle, after all.

We know that riding on the road is safer so maybe this will help those
cyclists to live a bit longer. As with all traffic law enforcement, I have
no sympathy for those caught.

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Old January 19th 04, 09:13 AM
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"Silk" wrote in message
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Gonzalez wrote:


Another question: How many cyclists have been killed or injured as a
result of their own stupidity?


About one in five. The rest predominantly due to negligence on the part of
the driver of a motor vehicle. Why?

Oh, it's about 50/50 for pedestrians.

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Old January 19th 04, 09:17 AM
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"Steve Firth" wrote in message
. ..
At last, police are being more even handed in their treatment of road
users.

During a clampdown on cyclists in Portsmouth, over 160 individuals were
stopped and cautioned over cycling on pavements and cycling without
lights in a 10 hour period.

Oh dear, 160 in 10 hours.

Little bunch of lawbreakers aren't they? The only shame is that they
weren't fine 65 each.


Stealth tax! Whinge whinge "my freedom" whinge.

Note:
PEOPLE break laws that are not enforced.


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Old January 19th 04, 09:25 AM
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"Gonzalez" wrote in message
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How many deaths have been caused by cyclists over the last ten years?


Whats the UK's annual pushbike mileage?

How many deaths have been caused my motorists over the last ten years?


Whats the UK's annual car mileage?



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Old January 19th 04, 09:36 AM
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MSeries raved thus:

:: Steve Firth wrote:
::: At last, police are being more even handed in their treatment of
::: road users.
:::
::: During a clampdown on cyclists in Portsmouth, over 160 individuals
::: were stopped and cautioned over cycling on pavements and cycling
::: without lights in a 10 hour period.
:::
::: Oh dear, 160 in 10 hours.
:::
::: Little bunch of lawbreakers aren't they? The only shame is that they
::: weren't fine 65 each.
::
:: And your point is ?

That cyclists like to criticise everyone else and view themselves as the
angels of the road, whereas the truth is often somewhat different.

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Old January 19th 04, 09:48 AM
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"Michael Rodgers" wrote in message
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Whats the UK's annual pushbike mileage?
Whats the UK's annual car mileage?


All in TSGB available for download from the DfT website.

Between 1998 and 2000 186 people wer ekilled by vehicles on footways. Of
these, one was a bicycle, the balance were motor vehicles. Which either
means that cars drive on pavements much more than cyclists do, or cars are
much more dangerous to pedestrians. Take your pick.

What's the UK's child pedestrian mileage? Car crashes are the no. 1 cause
of death in school-age children.

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Old January 19th 04, 09:49 AM
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" Abo " wrote in message
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:: And your point is ?


That cyclists like to criticise everyone else and view themselves as the
angels of the road, whereas the truth is often somewhat different.



I think you'll find that cyclists aren't the ones bleating about enforcement
of traffic laws.

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Old January 19th 04, 10:23 AM
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Just zis Guy, you know? raved thus:

:: " Abo " wrote in message
:: ...
::
::::: And your point is ?
::
::: That cyclists like to criticise everyone else and view themselves
::: as the angels of the road, whereas the truth is often somewhat
::: different.
::
::
:: I think you'll find that cyclists aren't the ones bleating about
:: enforcement of traffic laws.

Because no one seems bothered about enforcing them for cyclists. If I drove
my car around at night with no lights on while pulling out of junctions
without looking, going through red lights and driving down the pavement as
and when I felt like it, it probably wouldn't be long before I got a knock
on the door from the local plod.

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