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    (Original post by red665)
    Mmm, cyclists for some reason feel that they're exempt to the 'stop at a red light' rule and then have the cheek to look upset when a car nearly hits them!

    I almost got run over by a cyclist once, when I was crossing the road, at the traffic lights, when the green man was up - the eeijet came straight through without a thought as to who would be crossing. If my reactions weren't so quick, he would've driven straight into me! damn cheek lol.
    You get a lot of that here in Cambridge...
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    Most of them are selfish ***** (like most of the people on the roads these days then) - if I had a pound for every story I've heard of a pedestrian being run over or nearly being run over by a cyclist (on the road, and even worse on the pavement) then I'd be an even richer man.

    The Police had the right idea a few months ago when they were pulling over cyclists in the City who were riding dangerously (red light/pavement offences) and giving them tickets/education classes.
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    Sorry to hear about your friend. If it was only the drivers life that was in danger i personally wouldnt be bothered. But they need to realize that they endanger the people in their car and other people in the road.

    Cyclists are a pain in the arse too quite often. However whenever I go out on my racing bike I end up getting almost run over at least once. People seem to not watch carefully and underestimate the speed of bikes
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    Bikes belong on muddy downhill tracks buried deep in forests

    I must admit that if I am biking somewhere, which isnt that often now, I do tend to ride on the footpath, obviously I wouldnt through a busy town centre etc but if its fairly quiet I would rather ride on the footpath and not get knocked off, than ride on the road and end up in hospital after having annoyed everyone that has had to swerve round me to overtake. Cyclists do make the roads more dangerous.
 
 
 
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