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Chris Grayling doors a cyclist

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by growingvegetables, 16 Dec 2016.

  1. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

    Remember this headline?
    "Cycle lanes cause problems for road users, says Transport Secretary"

    Well look at him now .... https://www.theguardian.com/politic...-cyclist-flying-with-his-car-door-video-shows .

    Yup, that's the man who said "cyclists ignore red lights and road signs"; "good cycling is responsible cycling"; and (piece de resistance),“I don’t think all the cycle lanes in London have been designed as well as they should have been. There are places where they perhaps cause too much of a problem for road users and they could have been designed in a smarter way.”

    Words fail me. Wota****.
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  2. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Entitled dick behaves like an entitled dick shocker
    Lonestar likes this.
  3. Reiver

    Reiver Astronaut

    Middle Marches
    welcome back @growingvegetables , you have been a way a while.

    Transport minister driving about in over sized over polluting vehicle knocking cyclists over - can't say I'm remotely surprised.
    NorthernDave likes this.
  4. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Veteran

    To be fair cycling up the inside is asking for trouble. Passenger in the rear opening door onto pavement to get out as no mirrors etc doubt he can be accused of recklessness
  5. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    From the report I read I don't think he did all he could to check the cyclist was ok or his bike.

    Maybe this accident will make him think a little more about cyclists, he certainly is going to have to be careful what he says in future as this will be flung in his face in future I imagine.
    raleighnut likes this.
  6. You mean cycling in a cycle lane?
    mjr likes this.
  7. rualexander

    rualexander Veteran

    I think the driver is responsible for ensuring passengers exit safely and don't endager other road users in doing so?
    Dayvo, mjr, summerdays and 2 others like this.
  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Tory MP tries to kill labour voter in car door slaughter shocker.
  9. The Secretary of State For Transport has apparently doored a rider, causing him to fall to the ground

    Can't see it on the BBC site, but it was printed in my Yorkshire Post when I read it earlier
  10. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    kin ell. is there no rear windows or rear quarters to do a .... what they called.... oh yes shoulder check.
  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    What a plonker.
  12. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Idiot. Then he blames the cyclist for going too fast.
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Effectively a hit and run not leaving details.
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  14. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    “One thing he did say was that I was cycling too fast, which was not true,”

    If he can opine that the rider was going too fast then he must have seen him before he opened the door - sounds like an admission of guilt to me. The rider should claim all damage and injuries from this victim-blaming daffodil.
  15. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    It would be car driver who has to provide details after an accident, not the passenger.

    Indeed there is no duty under S170 of the RTA 1988 on the passenger (Grayling) to provide his details