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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    Motorists, what to do about cyclists who constantly break the high way code???
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
    Motorists, what to do about cyclists who constantly break the high way code??? 13th Oct 16 at 8:33 PM
    Hello Motorists,

    I have seen a news report recently of the metropolitan police in London, using bicycles to challenge motorists about road rage towards cyclists.

    What rages me so much, is the endless cyclists who often use two one way streets in my neighborhood, and constantly the wrong way.

    One of the roads fits the width of a average car only, yet despite no entry signs, these are ignored by cyclists, as they hurtle down the road.

    Tonight, i spoke to one cyclists, i told him not to endanger myself and obey the highway code.

    The two streets in question do not allow cyclists to use it the wrong way (contra flow) and there is no cycle track installed, just two large no entry signs at the start of the road.

    Im asking motorists, can anything be carried out to address this problem, or is this a sign of the times, and that motorists have to accept they are the cash cows of TFL and london boroughs, and cyclists can do what the want??

    I am keen to hear from motorists only!!
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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 13th Oct 16, 9:04 PM
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    Up one ways, dark clothes, through red lights, no lights. Let god sort em out!

    Why put yourself in danger, never understand certain mind sets of some idiot cyclists.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 13th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    How is the cyclist endangering you in a car?
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 13th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    Nothing! Cyclists are a protected species that you cannot persecute. Most forum discussions end up as slanging matches - you pay no tax/you are a polluter. Whatever you say about cyclists will be turned against you as the evil motorist and I say this as a motorist and a law abiding cyclist.
    The man without a signature.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 13th Oct 16, 9:07 PM
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    Your just trolling and trying spread hate toward cyclists. The reason you hate them is nothing to do with the reasons stated, your just looking for excuses and this isn't the first time you've kicked off a thread like this one.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5312935
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5261709
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5071668


    They can cut through traffic and you can't, you think this "queue jumping" is unfair? well tough luck.

    I would rather a cyclist take a cut through a one way road, than tried to navigate a dangerous junction or roundabout putting themselves at risk, because what happens when some idiot deliberately takes out a cyclist???? The Police wade in and shut the road, causing complete havoc, whilst they're hosing down the road cleaning up strawberry jam that was once another human being, someone's son, daughter, father, mother!!!

    This is the point, people seem to forget that they're just people like anyone else, they're no less important that anyone else, they just happen to be riding a bike.
    Last edited by Strider590; 13-10-2016 at 9:19 PM.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 9:11 PM
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    Up one ways, dark clothes, through red lights, no lights. Let god sort em out!

    Why put yourself in danger, never understand certain mind sets of some idiot cyclists.
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    exactly my point, there was three cyclists all with dark clothing this evening, it is so easy to hit one of them. you a motorists?
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    • Tilt
    • By Tilt 13th Oct 16, 9:12 PM
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    Pet hate of mine also. Only tonight I overtook one riding along a main road with a very dim rear light and no front light at all. The obvious problem is there isn't a way of identifying a cyclist in the same way as a motorist due to the lack of any VRMs etc. Thus they tend to get away with a lot more than a motorist would. Plus cycling offences/penalties are far out-dated and not much of a deterant.

    In answer to your question, all you can do is report this 'hot spot' one-way street to your local nick and hope in the meantime one of them dosn't cycle the wrong way when there's a bus coming the other way.
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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 9:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:18 PM
    Pet hate of mine also. Only tonight I overtook one riding along a main road with a very dim rear light and no front light at all. The obvious problem is there isn't a way of identifying a cyclist in the same way as a motorist due to the lack of any VRMs etc. Thus they tend to get away with a lot more than a motorist would. Plus cycling offences/penalties are far out-dated and not much of a deterant.

    In answer to your question, all you can do is report this 'hot spot' one-way street to your local nick and hope in the meantime one of them dosn't cycle the wrong way when there's a bus coming the other way.
    Originally posted by Tilt
    Thank you for your contribution. I am in London, and I know we have to have cyclists on the road (although it is no fun being stuck behind them) but i do despair one of the two one way streets I use, I have even started avoiding the road for fear of of someone on two wheels hurtling towards me the wrong way.

    I am sure the first mayor of London, Ken Livingstone was going to introduce a registration scheme for cyclists, but if i remember right, this was too costly.
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 13th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
    Thank you for your contribution. I am in London, and I know we have to have cyclists on the road (although it is no fun being stuck behind them) but i do despair one of the two one way streets I use, I have even started avoiding the road for fear of of someone on two wheels hurtling towards me the wrong way.

    I am sure the first mayor of London, Ken Livingstone was going to introduce a registration scheme for cyclists, but if i remember right, this was too costly.
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    Your in London and you get stuck behind cyclists? For what? The 10 seconds it takes to reach the next queue?
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • Marktheshark
    • By Marktheshark 13th Oct 16, 9:41 PM
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    The highway code is not law, just a good driving guide.
    Also one written a long time ago when we were a polite stiff upper lip country, these days of white Audi man if you followed it to the letter, you would get about 100 yards before you were killed.
    Brexit will become whatever they invent it to be.
    • Tilt
    • By Tilt 13th Oct 16, 9:46 PM
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    Thank you for your contribution. I am in London, and I know we have to have cyclists on the road (although it is no fun being stuck behind them) but i do despair one of the two one way streets I use, I have even started avoiding the road for fear of of someone on two wheels hurtling towards me the wrong way.

    I am sure the first mayor of London, Ken Livingstone was going to introduce a registration scheme for cyclists, but if i remember right, this was too costly.
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    Ahh London. And the following buffoon of a mayor, Boris Johnson came up with the idea of the cycle super-highway through London costing quite a few quid and loads of congestion while it was built. The result? Well ok it's taken a few cyclists off the road BUT it seems they are now in conflict with each other!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3834940/Rider-s-risky-overtake-causes-calamitous-crash-sending-cyclists-sprawling-floor-congested-superhighway-track.html
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    • boliston
    • By boliston 13th Oct 16, 9:49 PM
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    Hello Motorists,

    I have seen a news report recently of the metropolitan police in London, using bicycles to challenge motorists about road rage towards cyclists.

    What rages me so much, is the endless cyclists who often use two one way streets in my neighborhood, and constantly the wrong way.

    One of the roads fits the width of a average car only, yet despite no entry signs, these are ignored by cyclists, as they hurtle down the road.

    Tonight, i spoke to one cyclists, i told him not to endanger myself and obey the highway code.

    The two streets in question do not allow cyclists to use it the wrong way (contra flow) and there is no cycle track installed, just two large no entry signs at the start of the road.

    Im asking motorists, can anything be carried out to address this problem, or is this a sign of the times, and that motorists have to accept they are the cash cows of TFL and london boroughs, and cyclists can do what the want??

    I am keen to hear from motorists only!!
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    You could campaign for the roads to be made two way for cyclists - problem solved!
    • Tilt
    • By Tilt 13th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    You could campaign for the roads to be made two way for cyclists - problem solved!
    Originally posted by boliston
    Not all one way streets are wide enough for that. I would agree IF they are wide enough then that shoudn't be a problem.
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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    Ahh London. And the following buffoon of a mayor, Boris Johnson came up with the idea of the cycle super-highway through London costing quite a few quid and loads of congestion while it was built. The result? Well ok it's taken a few cyclists off the road BUT it seems they are now in conflict with each other!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3834940/Rider-s-risky-overtake-causes-calamitous-crash-sending-cyclists-sprawling-floor-congested-superhighway-track.html
    Originally posted by Tilt
    Daaaaaaaaaaaaam, that was some crash, i thought these highways were oneway only!!! On a positive note, glad thr cyclists are using these lanes and not the wrong way on my local roads
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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    Not all one way streets are wide enough for that. I would agree IF they are wide enough then that shoudn't be a problem.
    Originally posted by Tilt
    Hey tilt, yes your so right, on of the one way street can accommodate a contra flow. that road is not too bad (although again i would prefer the cyclists to use this road the right way) the second road is much more tricky, as it is so narrow, it would be highly dangerous to introduce a cycle lane because of the narrowness
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    • boliston
    • By boliston 13th Oct 16, 10:07 PM
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    Not all one way streets are wide enough for that. I would agree IF they are wide enough then that shoudn't be a problem.
    Originally posted by Tilt
    The problem is that many roads are wide enough for a contra flow cycle lane but they design the roads with 2 traffic lanes both going the same way - makes no sense and means that both cars and cyclists need to make needless detours. Stupid planning often results in equally stupid behaviour!
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 13th Oct 16, 11:25 PM
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    exactly my point, there was three cyclists all with dark clothing this evening, it is so easy to hit one of them. you a motorists?
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    Motorcyclist and car driver occasional cyclist.

    Have zero problem with sensible cyclist but there are some idiots why would you not buy 2.99 lights aldi to protect your own life. Madness.
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 13th Oct 16, 11:28 PM
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    How is the cyclist endangering you in a car?
    Originally posted by arcon5
    Not endangering me just themselves. There's enough car drivers not paying attention cause they are on there mobiles. Light yourself up cyclists and give yourself a fighting chance at least.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 11:40 PM
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    Motorcyclist and car driver occasional cyclist.

    Have zero problem with sensible cyclist but there are some idiots why would you not buy 2.99 lights aldi to protect your own life. Madness.
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Thank you for your honesty. I did not even know lights were that cheap??? I am sure a take away cost more. the guy i spoke to, tonight had no lights. If I was driving fast, i would of killed him tonight
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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 13th Oct 16, 11:42 PM
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    Not endangering me just themselves. There's enough car drivers not paying attention cause they are on there mobiles. Light yourself up cyclists and give yourself a fighting chance at least.
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Again i would agree with you, and add, please practice good cycling on the streets, as I am sure this would provide more respect from other road users.
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