Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Posted: 15 Jan 2020, 11:14am
mattheus wrote:PDQ Mobile wrote:It was the fact that walking dark clad on rural roads is so demonstrably dangerous (suicidal even) that seemed to me to go some way towards answering the OP's initial premise?
It's a very safe activity. Good for the heart too!
Until you allow car drivers onto those roads. Even then it's very safe, if they drive with due care.
Indeed. It is not the walking that is dangerous!
Driving a decent B road at 30, 40, more is not necessarily excessive nor has anyone suggsted it is. I'd see an unlit dark person or animal easily in that. I spent years riding country lanes with only dim "never readies" without riding into the frequent animals. However, driving blind at 30+ definitely is excessive. It's careless at best, reckless and lethal at worst and it's sad that somone posts otherwise on a cycling forum.