Vorpal wrote:skyhawk wrote:Too many posts to read here but why do people believe that cyclists are perfect, I have as we have all seen them running red lights, jumping pavements to avoid lights, cycling on pavements SOD the pedestrians, running down the inside blind spots on lorries/busses
Why do people believe that cyclists have to be held to a standard of perfection in order to be treated with basic decency?
It suits some peoples world view to think that the reason they're treated so badly is because a motorist once saw a cyclist jump a red light.
If they think that they can blame other cyclists and live in hope that things will get better.
The truth is that people for the most part are mindless automatons who's consciousness is off with the fairies, pondering the meaning of the universe (or at least their next social post) whilst entrusting the operation of their two ton vehicle to their internal zombie.
Hence it also suits them because when they need to justify their unthinking behaviour they can spout off about some random cyclist they'd heard about / seen once. (Post decision rationalisation is an interesting subject, necessary so that your conscious is tricked into thinking it's in control).
Once you realise that then you understand that the chance of making it from A to B alive is entirely a throw of the dice and things aren't going to get better.