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#16    Michelle

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 02 May 2013 - 02:18 PM, said:

Thanks for pointing this out, its amazing how many are ignorant to this.

Its easy to knock cyclists, there are plenty of them who do not have a clue what they are doing (and the number is increasing), just as many motorists seem to be oblivious to the rules of the road too. A car driven recklessly is a lot more dangerous than a bicycle being ridden recklessly and education is the key to safety as mentioned.

Really, some of you sound like fat cat business tycoons oblivious to the world of the normal man while you cruise around in your luxurious oversized cars. I cycle and own two cars, I have the right to use the road regardless of my choice of transport.

Exactly, education is the key to safety and that goes for bicycles too. I live in one of the most bike friendly cities in the US with bike lanes everywhere and I see dangerous maneuvers like running red lights, passing between traffic lanes,and cutting people off all of the time. Then when one of them gets hit there is an uproar from the biking community.

You have to pay to tag and register both of those cars so they can be identified when they cause a wreck or violate the law. You can't drive one without tags and say you paid for the other one so you've paid your fair share.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

View PostMichelle, on 02 May 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

You have to pay to tag and register both of those cars so they can be identified when they cause a wreck or violate the law. You can't drive one without tags and say you paid for the other one so you've paid your fair share.

Believe me I pay for both cars, VED and insurance. I had to use one just now, driving to the bike shop to buy a new brake cable as it snapped.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

View Postealdwita, on 02 May 2013 - 10:27 AM, said:

I don't have too much of a problem with cyclists out here in the Badlands, but I do get annoyed greatly by their 'off-road' cousins - The RAMBLERS!!!! Cagoul-clad numpties lacking the brains to be train-spotters who consider themselves above and beyond byelaws and the Countryside Code, and firmly believe that the whole of the landmass of Britain is theirs by right to trample over at will (including - in one memorable case - my back garden).
  Did you shoot him accidently ?.Trespassers will be shot,thats the notice outside Area 51,the no go zone in America.These guys don't understand notices,thats why they leave gates open.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:22 AM

I cycle and one of the good things about Sydney's road infrastructure is that it's provided a reasonable amount of space for bike lanes which, in my opinion, hasn't affected traffic flow in any way.  Couldn't say the same about the increasing amount of roundabouts which are an absolute nuisance and not at all user friendly to cyclists as the OP claims.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

London has the biggest roundabout in the world,the M25 motorway,you can spend a full day on it and still wont get right around,just as well cyclists are banned.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

I think horses should have to pay road tax... or at least the people who ride them on the main roads... and of course tax the horse buggies/carriages that a particular sect of society seems to drive quite a lot near where I live.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

View PostAsadora, on 03 May 2013 - 10:04 AM, said:

I think horses should have to pay road tax... or at least the people who ride them on the main roads... and of course tax the horse buggies/carriages that a particular sect of society seems to drive quite a lot near where I live.
Problem with that is you can take horses pretty much anywhere.

I heard that there are a few people that want mobility scooters to pay for road tax


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 03 May 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

Problem with that is you can take horses pretty much anywhere.

I heard that there are a few people that want mobility scooters to pay for road tax

Why would they say that? Those scooters are not street-legal vehicles.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostMichelle, on 03 May 2013 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why would they say that? Those scooters are not street-legal vehicles.
What happened was one of them hit a pedestrian and now that the person and a few other people want them on roads and make them to pay road tax. It was bizzare, think it was in my local paper and on BBC south today few months ago.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 02 May 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

Did you shoot him accidently ?.Trespassers will be shot,thats the notice outside Area 51,the no go zone in America.These guys don't understand notices,thats why they leave gates open.

I just let the dogs play with them for a few minutes. Then I shouted "Git orf moi land!" very loudly and waved my stick at them!

View Postspud the mackem, on 03 May 2013 - 08:35 AM, said:

London has the biggest roundabout in the world,the M25 motorway,you can spend a full day on it and still wont get right around,just as well cyclists are banned.

More of a giant, circular car park, most days!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

View PostAsadora, on 03 May 2013 - 10:04 AM, said:

I think horses should have to pay road tax... or at least the people who ride them on the main roads... and of course tax the horse buggies/carriages that a particular sect of society seems to drive quite a lot near where I live.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

I thought that horses pulling carts were 1 horse power ,off road vehicles,so they would be exempt from road tax,the same as speedway motorcycles etc.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:14 AM

Personally I would ban cyclists,caravans and farmers driving tractors on the road in peak driving hours.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 04 May 2013 - 12:14 AM, said:

Personally I would ban cyclists,caravans and farmers driving tractors on the road in peak driving hours.
  And children of schoolage on horses that must be terrified,some of them are hardly controlable,but their parents seem to allow it,then they wonder how the horse collides with a car,and its always the drivers fault.

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