Should bicycles be licenced?

Not before beds and ladders

In 2006 motorvehicles killed over 3000 people by colliding with them.

In 2006 bicycles killed 2 people, one of which was the cyclist involved.

In 2006 lightning killed 5 people.

Ladders kill around 15 people per year in the UK, and seriously injure over 1100

Falling out of beds kills around 20 people per year in the UK


Next time someone says that cyclists are a danger to other people, point out that their bed is more likely to kill them than your bike!!
 
You made good use of these statistics on a certain bus forum :sad:
 

Tynan

Veteran
Location
e4
one cyclist killed in 2006?

or one cyclist killed by another cycle than his own?

those stats sound trucksy
 

Maz

Legendary Member
Jacomus-rides-Gen said:
Falling out of beds kills around 20 people per year in the UK
Never sleep next to an open window, especially if you live in a flat.

Where have the stats come from, please?
 
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Jacomus-rides-Gen

New Member
Tynan said:
one cyclist killed in 2006?

or one cyclist killed by another cycle than his own?

My Think! Road Safety leaflet says over 1000 cyclists were killed in 2006.



those stats sound trucksy
Cyclists involved in collisions not ivolving motorvehicles caused 2 deaths, one of them being a cyclist, and I'm guessing in a seperate event a pedestrian was killed by a cyclist. I don't really know though.

Maz said:
Never sleep next to an open window, especially if you live in a flat.

Where have the stats come from, please?
Mix and match, the lightning figure is from a "1001 off the wall facts" type book that is in our toilet (along with a few of my cycle mags), so is the ladders one.

The second half of a Think! road safety leaflet I picked up at uni because I wanted the picture for something gives the cars and cyclist figs.
 

Maz

Legendary Member
Jacomus-rides-Gen said:
Mix and match, the lightning figure is from a "1001 off the wall facts" type book that is in our toilet (along with a few of my cycle mags), so is the ladders one...
Woah, too much information, Jacomus :sad:. Are they for emergency use only?!
 

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
gambatte said:
Should bicycles be licenced?

Sounds damn fine to me, only for cans and bottles though. Carrying a barrel round might make hills a bit tricky!:sad::biggrin::biggrin:
Ah, you want one of these...

bike_bar.jpg
 

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
gambatte said:
:sad:

:biggrin::tongue::biggrin::tongue::biggrin:

Arch, how long have you been looking after that picture thinking “One day, one day I’ll be able to use it!”?
;):laugh:
To be honest, I just google imaged it as 'bike pub'...:sad: But I've known of the existance of the thing for years...
 

bonj2

Guest
When someone makes some daft comment about my cycle commuting along the lines of "well isn't it dangerous going back in the dark?" (which they do), I explain that I'm more likely to be killed or injured by a frozen shoot falling out of the sky from an aeroplane's waste release.
 
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