What the hells the matter with some drivers :=(

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by johnnyb47, 12 Dec 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    If there's no ASL, stop behind the first vehicle. Etiquette be damned - it's simply safer.
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  2. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    If I'm riding straight across the junction I usually sit in the queue of traffic in primary then ease left into secondary as we cross the junction.
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  3. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    You'd think they'd put temporary traffic lights at the 'pinch points', worth a call to the highways authority / council ?
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  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Apparently the Feds have reported it to Highways, but nothing seems to be happening. When someone does get run over I'll go the press with the dates, times and names of those in authority I've spoken to.
    Last edited: 9 Jan 2019
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  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Aye, the law is a bit twisted re zebra crossings. You have to endanger yourself before the car is obliged to stop, which is a bit perverse.
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  7. Johnno260

    Johnno260 Über Member

    East Sussex
    I didn't know that, but it's common courtesy which is something in short supply with road users in the UK.

    But not stopping for people already on the crossing? like I said I had stopped to allow people to cross, and cars charged through while the people were crossing? they also went wide as they passed me on the bike allowing people to cross... so surely they need to allow people already on the crossing to get over the road.
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  8. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Definitely supposed to stop.
    Edit: I've mentioned before, my wife has been narrowly missed on a zebra crossing here a number of times, including by police cars...:angry:
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  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I she still going out wearing that black and white striped jumpsuit?
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  10. the snail

    the snail Veteran

    AFAIK, there's no law against sticking your leg out as if you are starting to cross though.
  11. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Perhaps some kind of fake leg that one could extend outwards without risk to ones wellbeing?
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  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    Or take a zebra on a long lead with you. Oh look a zebra crossing.
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  13. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Veteran

    My partner and I were out on the bikes yesterday, we were coming up to a zebra crossing when a cat appeared and boldly stepped onto it! Obviously we stopped to let it cross, as did the car coming the other way. Made us giggle :smile:
  14. anna_adam

    anna_adam New Member

    Yes, there are days when you have to go through a lot. You can't always get good people around, there are times to handle the idiots as well!
  15. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    South Glos
    One of those small fold-up McLaren buggies with a baby doll might be a good thing.
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