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GMTV - bike licencing poll

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gambatte, 15 Jan 2008.

  1. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Insulting piece of garbage...but

    http://www.gm.tv//

    pink section, lower left of screen

    Just voted - 'No' so far at 60%+
     
  2. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Idiots, voted cheers Gambatte
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    http://www.gm.tv//index.cfm?articleid=28004

    This is the article to go with the vote.
    I laughed at the thought of a Baroness 'spotting' someone who nearly ran her over and having enough time to swing her handbag!

    It'll never happen.

    T x
     
  4. levad

    levad Senior Member

    Thanks. Just voted (twice as I have access to 2 computers from my desk).
     
  5. levad

    levad Senior Member

    by the way .... I voted No.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Best thing is, I was watching the section on the program itself. They had the old dear on, along with Mr Geffen (sp?) from the CTC.

    Both of them were saying licencing/registration was NOT the way to go.

    So which prat dreamt up the polll question???
     
  7. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I voted No but sometimes think if it would stop motorists moaning I would do it... however I doubt it would.... and if they can't stop all the cars jumping red, not registered, insured etc, how will they cope with all the cyclists too.
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Of course, one could vote many times from the same computer should one delete the cookies from one's computer. But not that I in anyway recommend multiple voting.
     
  9. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    The police confirm they cannot verify the barking baroness's claim. She made it up to get on telly.
     
  10. ratty2k

    ratty2k New Member

    Voted no, cant understand why they dreamt up such a stupid scheme. What about my MTB's they never go on the road, will I end up paying road tax for some of the worst facilities going? Feck off GMTV.
     
  11. LOGAN 5

    LOGAN 5 New Member

    Voted against it too. Hasn't the Baronness just admitted assaulting a cyclist? Why isn't she being prosecuted? Idiot woman.

    She says she's been endangered 3 times recently by cyclists. Well lucky her, on an average commute many (particularly London) cyclists would experience numerous dangerous manoeuvres by motorists but hey they don't count do they. So annoying. What about all those peds who just wander into the road without looking, aren't they just as dangerous and inconsiderate? Why not give £60 penalty notices to jay walking peds?
     
  12. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Can we now chuck bricks at drivers on mobiles?

    Cool.
     
  13. Its more 50/50 now. I voted no too
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    In fairness lots of peds do get near misses and quite a few get hit by cyclists going through crossings and lights, so this reaction is not surprising. License plates won't fix the problem though.

    And LOGAN 4 - pedestrians don't jaywalk in the UK, they have just as much right to use the public highway as we do, and rightly so. I'd hate to see a law like that introduced, it would make us far too much like America.
     
  15. stephenb

    stephenb Über Member

    totally agree with BM. Cyclists must obey the rules of the road meaning red lights, ped crossings, the lot. But someone who takes the law into their own hands, especially someone supposedly responsible for making the laws, isn't right either. The alleged incident happened at least three weeks ago, talk about a non-news story.