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Should bicycles be licenced?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 26 Nov 2007.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    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!!
     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    You made good use of these statistics on a certain bus forum :sad:
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    one cyclist killed in 2006?

    or one cyclist killed by another cycle than his own?

    those stats sound trucksy
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

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

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

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    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.

    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.
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Woah, too much information, Jacomus :sad:. Are they for emergency use only?!
     
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    "Hang on, there's only 998 facts in here... oh..."
     
  8. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    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:
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Ah, you want one of these...

    bike_bar.jpg
     
  10. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    :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!”?
    :sad::laugh:
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    To be honest, I just google imaged it as 'bike pub'...:sad: But I've known of the existance of the thing for years...
     
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I saw one in London not so long ago. I passed it on my recumbent, and got a huge cheer from them!!!
     
  13. Mikey if I saw you i'd give you a huge cheer.
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Maybe, if the CC jerseys work out, we could do the next one with a license plate on the back.
     
  15. bonj2

    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.