IAM advice for drivers regarding cyclists

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    http://www.iam.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/1363592A-B145-4AC6-8B73-B2F00EBBF7B2/0/fac17001.pdf

    A sheet making some very good points to drivers about cyclists, especially that we may be riding in the middle of the road for a reason, not to delay motorists 'tis just a shame that it is only IAM drivers see this, because they are likely not to need its instruction anyway :smile::blush:!

    Still, I've e-mailled it to a few friends of mine. Every little helps.
     
  2. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    all good stuff, i wish the morons in tin boxes round here would read it and put it into practice.
     
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    In the past I had this leaflet in my rucksack. Then when someone drives dangerously around me I could just hand them the leaflet and cycle off. I gave it to one driver once, but I didn't hang around to see how they reacted.

    I might just print some more out. I have a nice handy waterproof pocket in my new winter jacket.....:smile:
     
  4. Pete

    Pete Guest

    (can anyone help?)

    (:smile: crossed with Mr Paul)
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Weird. It did that the first time I tried, but it was fine after that :smile:
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    Glad I'm not the only one
     
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    You need to enter your credit card details first. :smile:
     
  8. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Asking me for password too.
    Mac using Firefox browser.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    there we go
     
  10. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    thanks for c&p-ing it.
     
  11. Good one Jacomus :smile:
     
  12. Thanks I couldn't get the pdf also; its a good peice pity more people couldn't see it.
     
  13. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Good advice, but still the incredible motor-centric arrogance is evident.

    "Remember too that some cyclists, particularly younger ones, have never driven a car, and so don’t recognise the problems that they can cause car drivers. "

    I would suggest that many drivers have forgotten about riding a bike, and certainly have no idea of the problems they can cause cyclists, including, in my case, three avoidable collisions, one hospitalisation, and a month off work.
     
  14. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Seems an eminently sensible document. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Very true, but it describes the issues in a way that a motorist will relate to and thus might have an impact. If an article puts too much emphisis on what motorist do wrong and suggests that to some extent they may be ignorant of others they would just stop reading. I suppose it is the gently, gently approach.
     
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