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by jonnyp42
15 Dec 2009, 10:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Collisions between motorcycles and cycles fell 40% after the
Replies: 21
Views: 4470

Collisions between motorcycles and cycles fell 40% after the

Collisions between motorcycles and cycles fell 40% after they began sharing London’s bus lanes, according to a report by the capital’s transport authority. The Transport for London (TfL) study, which was leaked to MCN ahead of publication, examined casualties during the first four months of the 18-m...
by jonnyp42
23 Sep 2009, 4:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes
Replies: 149
Views: 6428

Re: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes

Which brings us back to the reason why the law requires the users of motor vehicles to have third party cover: not only have they the potential to cause serious injury or even death, they frequently do. To be fair all road users have the potential to cause injury... cyclists and pedestrians... I ri...
by jonnyp42
23 Sep 2009, 4:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2487

Re: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?

... If you want it to work consistently I suggest you get a number plate... ... And third party insurance? (And pay for a so-called 'Road fund licence', have a cycling licence, and become a member of the Clarkson fan club? :shock: ) You'll need the number plate if you want the XC60 to not rear end ...
by jonnyp42
23 Sep 2009, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes
Replies: 149
Views: 6428

Re: Cycling plan to blame drivers for all crashes

Here's a suggestion... when all Cyclists have 3rd party insurance we can talk about issues of automatic liability...
by jonnyp42
23 Sep 2009, 1:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2487

Re: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?

It may have been decided to work on vehicles but from the look on the driver's face who's car stopped when he wasn't looking as I crossed the mini-roundabout as he didn't push his brake pedal, unless he can see out the back of his head. I'm not saying it will work in all situations and should never...
by jonnyp42
23 Sep 2009, 1:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2487

Re: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?

So in other words it is inherently dangerous to cyclists and should be banned before lots of us get crushed between large Swedish cars and trucks. Even at slow speed there is the potential for permanent serious leg injuries. All the more reason for cyclists to stay out of the line of traffic and ov...
by jonnyp42
22 Sep 2009, 10:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2487

Re: Collision avoidance systems - useful, or potential danger?

What a load of nonsense some people talk... The Volvo City Safe is orientated towards preventing collisions between cars... it cant see a cyclist and most certainly will not prevent a collision between an XC60 and Cyclist. The system, which operates at speeds up to 18mph, uses an optical radar devic...