We are yes Chris, hopefully @kals
can cut and chop the thread apart and create a new one for the general cycling stuff.
DoubleFart wrote: ↑
2 years ago
Drivers are people like you and me Ian.we understand how a car works, how to handle quickly round corners and how to anticipate all road situations well in advance of things happening, e.g. the lights have been green for ages so we know they're due to stop.
People travel in a car will slam the brakes last second as they don't anticipate. They don't LIKE driving, they just need it to get from a to b.
They're the idiots that see a cyclist, overtake them and then slam on the brakes because they didn't actually check to see if the road ahead was clear. They'll then go on to blame the cyclist for their error, not understanding it's up to them to make a safe overtake.
Had one of these a few weeks back - nearly drove into a parked car because he was so focused on getting past me asap that he didn't actually look where he would be going.
hahahahaha that's funny, please tell me you have a helmet cam and got all of it?
I do understand what you and John are saying, it's a similar view as to the issues between RC flying people, many consider there are two groups, sensible people who "fly scale models responsibly with insurance, failsafes etc." and then there are the drone people, who "go buy a Mavic from Argos and fly it into the nearest house" doing thousands of pounds worth of damage, then denying it was them.
But to Joe Public, there is no distinction, we're all irresponsible fuckwits that shouldn't be allowed out unsupervised, and despite a flawless safety record spanning 75 years, we should all be banned from flying, because of the actions of a select few. I guess I'm just so used to being on the end of this, I apply the same logic to everything else.
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