Left turning lorries -Write to your MP

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by User, 1 Jul 2009.

  1. what a pathetic thing to say. I always am careful and I teacj my kids to be careful. Sone of us can hold 2 thoughts in our brains and also think that those with the most danger should also take the most care and be punished if they don't.

    Your logic would follow that women in skimpy clothes are at fault for being raped.
     
  2. I would also like to ask what sensible advice you have for the dead cyclists who were run over from behind by lorries. Only an idiot would see a lorry behind and not jump into the pavement surely. I'm sure their tombstones shoukd carry your advice of being idiots for not getting out of the wsy.
     
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  3. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    Once again, that is simply not true. Illegal or rash behaviour by cyclists isn't what causes collisions.
     
  4. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    You disagree that the drivers of the most dangerous vehicles should take care so you fantasise about the deaths of posters? Why did you say that?
     
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  5. Licramite

    Licramite Über Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    You misunderstand
    I agree, he is right, but It won't stop you being killed by an idiot driver, - you have to anticipate the homicidal nutcase in the vehicle next to you, not think, what I,m doing is perfectly correct so why shouldn't I do it. - because the guy how' going to probably break the law - will kill you.
    That's what I meant.

    Ps I often get out of wys - but then I'm complete wys
     
  6. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    Whatever, just stop banging on about gravestones, it's horrible and offensive and makes you sound like a complete idiot.
     
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  7. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    markeymark didn't say that, or anything like it. You've completely misunderstood the point.
     
  8. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I disagree with that, what if they are turning left, you end up staying in a very dangerous spot, even if they are turning right their need for a much larger turning circle means you could be in danger.
     
  9. Licramite

    Licramite Über Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    I didn't , I said Tombstone?
    I'm really chuffed you only think I sound like an idiot, you clearly haven't met me.
     
  10. Licramite

    Licramite Über Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    True, I can see your point, I suppose if a lorry turns up next to you you need to reposition before it moves off to allow for it, because he ain't going to allow for you and thats for sure.
     
  11. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    Remaining on the left of an HGV at a junction is stupid, dangerous nonsense.
     
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  12. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
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    Stop the name-calling.
     
  13. Licramite

    Licramite Über Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    programme last night - first 60minutes i think it was called - about ambulances
    first incident, girl crushed to death under a left turning lorry - which just goes to re-inforce how safe cycling really is.
    its being crushed under a lorry thats really dangerous
     
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  14. Southside Mike

    Southside Mike Active Member

    Problem is that without knowing how she ended up on the inside of a turning lorry, it's impossible to say whether or not she had made cycling very dangerous indeed.

    Take primary at junctions guys....
     
  15. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

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