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Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 2:48pm
by ukdodger
I wonder what anyone thinks of Police comments regarding cyclists using Box Hill on page 15 of this mag?

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.c ... d6f8db5444

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:04pm
by Audax67
They've got a DI on it? He must have ****** somebody off.

Anyway, I halfway sympathize and halfway disapprove. Cyclists riding more than two abreast, or not in single file in traffic, are an annoyance and a hazard, and al fresco piddlers should at least be discrete. However, the Bill aren't exactly powerless.

A few years back a local commissaire phoned our prez to complain about the behaviour of cyclists on one of our events - how his men had seen them riding through red lights or round them on the footpath. Prez told him "so do the job you're paid to - arrest them!"

My sentiments are much the same in this case: if the traffic police did their job and pulled over a few offenders the others would take note.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:12pm
by maxcherry
A 'Cycle safety workshop' Is just a token effort and a waste of money.

Just put some coppers there and fine/arrest anyone acting like a Numpty.
It's not like the police don't have access to cars,bikes, horses, helicopters etc :roll:
Just think how much cash in fines they could make.

If i had my way. Anyone caught going toilet in public would be made to do community service wearing a nappy :twisted:

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:17pm
by ukdodger
Audax67 wrote:They've got a DI on it? He must have ****** somebody off.

Anyway, I halfway sympathize and halfway disapprove. Cyclists riding more than two abreast, or not in single file in traffic, are an annoyance and a hazard, and al fresco piddlers should at least be discrete. However, the Bill aren't exactly powerless.

A few years back a local commissaire phoned our prez to complain about the behaviour of cyclists on one of our events - how his men had seen them riding through red lights or round them on the footpath. Prez told him "so do the job you're paid to - arrest them!"

My sentiments are much the same in this case: if the traffic police did their job and pulled over a few offenders the others would take note.


I use Box Hill every weekend out and back. Have done for ten years. Never have I seen cyclists piddling or damaging cars. I do see lots and lots of cycling two three and even four abreast. Two I dont think is wrong as it's no more an obstruction than a slow moving car. But threes and fours is taking the micturate. That's usually club rides who like to chat. Fair enough but since the Olympics we seem to have taken the place over and some to think it's cyclists first when it's not. The bit about tacks in the road is worrying.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:18pm
by ukdodger
maxcherry wrote:A 'Cycle safety workshop' Is just a token effort and a waste of money.

Just put some coppers there and fine/arrest anyone acting like a Numpty.
It's not like the police don't have access to cars,bikes, horses, helicopters etc :roll:
Just think how much cash in fines they could make.

If i had my way. Anyone caught going toilet in public would be made to do community service wearing a nappy :twisted:


Uh huh. Female no doubt! Jealous eh. :wink:

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:33pm
by Audax67
ukdodger wrote:I use Box Hill every weekend out and back. Have done for ten years. Never have I seen cyclists piddling or damaging cars....


Nobody here worries about al fresco piddling, as long as you're not parading the elephant down the middle of the road or polluting somebody's wall. Discretion (i.e. turn your back to the road) and cleanliness are all that is required. Getting all hissy about somebody re-establishing hydraulic equilibrium when you can't see anything (without an effort) - pfft.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:46pm
by ukdodger
Audax67 wrote:
ukdodger wrote:I use Box Hill every weekend out and back. Have done for ten years. Never have I seen cyclists piddling or damaging cars....


Nobody here worries about al fresco piddling, as long as you're not parading the elephant down the middle of the road or polluting somebody's wall. Discretion (i.e. turn your back to the road) and cleanliness are all that is required. Getting all hissy about somebody re-establishing hydraulic equilibrium when you can't see anything (without an effort) - pfft.


The French dont even use the bushes.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:46pm
by Vorpal
:? Are they holding workshops about how not to strew tacks on the road?

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:52pm
by Audax67
I thought holding workshops were to teach people how to avoid... oh never mind.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:54pm
by Audax67
ukdodger wrote:
Audax67 wrote:
ukdodger wrote:I use Box Hill every weekend out and back. Have done for ten years. Never have I seen cyclists piddling or damaging cars....


Nobody here worries about al fresco piddling, as long as you're not parading the elephant down the middle of the road or polluting somebody's wall. Discretion (i.e. turn your back to the road) and cleanliness are all that is required. Getting all hissy about somebody re-establishing hydraulic equilibrium when you can't see anything (without an effort) - pfft.


The French dont even use the bushes.


Bushes???

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Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 3:59pm
by ukdodger
Cant be France. They'e still be on their bikes.

All the girls will be rushing out now for their ShePees.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 4:00pm
by MikeF
Cyclists damaging cars!!!??? Safety?? Sounds like a lot of anti cycling journalistic hype. I haven't cycled in the Box Hill area since a teenager, so I can't comment on whether cyclists are a problem. :wink:

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 4:05pm
by ukdodger
MikeF wrote:Cyclists damaging cars!!!??? Safety?? Sounds like a lot of anti cycling journalistic hype. I haven't cycled in the Box Hill area since a teenager, so I can't comment on whether cyclists are a problem. :wink:


Yeah probably a quote from some irate local pounced on by a marginal free magazine needing copy. But I'll admit since the Olympics numbers there have at least quadrupled and abreast riding is commonplace at weekends.

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 4:23pm
by maxcherry
ukdodger wrote:
maxcherry wrote:A 'Cycle safety workshop' Is just a token effort and a waste of money.

Just put some coppers there and fine/arrest anyone acting like a Numpty.
It's not like the police don't have access to cars,bikes, horses, helicopters etc :roll:
Just think how much cash in fines they could make.

If i had my way. Anyone caught going toilet in public would be made to do community service wearing a nappy :twisted:


Uh huh. Female no doubt! Jealous eh. :wink:




Urine stinks. Cycling along enjoying life only to get your nose assaulted by the foul smell.
Does no one have any bladder control ?

Re: Police comments about Box Hill and cyclists

Posted: 28 Mar 2015, 4:25pm
by TonyR
ukdodger wrote:I do see lots and lots of cycling two three and even four abreast. Two I dont think is wrong as it's no more an obstruction than a slow moving car. But threes and fours is taking the micturate. That's usually club rides who like to chat.


I'll worry about that when I stop seeing motorists blocking the road by dragging three empty seats around with them. Its not even that they can chat with the empty seat next to them.