compulsary bells back on the agenda!

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compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby The utility cyclist » 23 Jun 2018, 7:03pm

Apparently instead of discussing cycling safety and the deaths of cyclists the HoL ended up spending all the time discussing bringing back bells to be adorned on bikes at all times.
Good luck with that because i'll never fit/use one, talk about sidestepping serious matters to one that has absolutely zero impact on safety of people on bikes nor indeed others around the user. :twisted:
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Jun 2018, 7:07pm

I love my bell, just spent €2,99 on a new one that goes drrrriinng or dring

Compulsion would be grrrreat
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby pwa » 23 Jun 2018, 7:56pm

I use them, good loud ones, but they are not always that effective. 50% chance of another road user noticing when I use one.

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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby bovlomov » 23 Jun 2018, 8:15pm

And once they've finished making laws about helmets and bells, they'll move on to pushing for laws on hi-vis (compulsory), headphones and child seats (illegal). They are determined not to do anything that might improve cycle safety.

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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Jun 2018, 8:34pm

Hi,
Couldn't care a less about anything to do with policy for cycling safety, unless its educating motor drivers how to drive safely!
I like my bell and get many hands from peds, even if not, there's a good chance they know I am there.
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Jun 2018, 8:41pm

I wear a peaked cap when cycling
If it is safe to take a hand off the bars I doff it to greet well-behaved PoFs & dog-walkers
I bet quite a few of them are enchanted
Hope some think I am a bit crazy too
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Toffee » 23 Jun 2018, 9:52pm

Took mine off today as I was sick of it making a noise as I cycled along our pot holes roads.

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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby brooksby » 23 Jun 2018, 10:36pm

pwa wrote:I use them, good loud ones, but they are not always that effective. 50% chance of another road user noticing when I use one.


That high? I would have thought that the chance of *another road user* hearing a bell was way closer to zero.

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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby MikeF » 24 Jun 2018, 8:48am

I find bells are more useful off road. But considering bells with a good ping cost under a fiver just what is all the fuss about?
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2018, 9:03am

Should fitting a bell be compulsory? Or forbidden?

Were it compulsory, one could just *boycott*, not use it :?
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby De Sisti » 24 Jun 2018, 9:04am

HoL. What does it mean? :roll:

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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2018, 9:05am

In Germany all cycles must have a bell

€15 is the fine for disobeying the law :?
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2018, 9:06am

De Sisti wrote:HoL. What does it mean? :roll:

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Re: compulsory bells back on the agenda!

Postby Audax67 » 24 Jun 2018, 9:16am

Bells are compulsory over here, but a hefty %age of riders do without, probably because pro bikes don't have them. In any case, 50% of peds can't hear them because they wear earplugs with wires in while 25% are deaf or oblivious. My usual approach goes "ting.... ting.... ting...ting.... ting.... ting... ting.... ting.... ting...ting.... ting.... ting... <expletive> VELO ! ! ! !"
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Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Postby broadway » 24 Jun 2018, 9:33am

MikeF wrote:I find bells are more useful off road. But considering bells with a good ping cost under a fiver just what is all the fuss about?


You can ring your bell at me as much as you like and I wouldn't hear it. Using your voice or a brake pedal would be much more effective.