thirdcrank wrote:I think you'll find (as annoying nitpickers are prone to exclaim) that most of the pressure for compulsory bells on bikes - which resulted in in the point-of-sale compromise - comes from people who walk 'off road' and encounter off-road cylists. If the people who have berated me in the past are anything to go by ( and riding on the grass verge is as far as I ever get off road) most of them would ban cycling altogether if they got half a chance. The call for bells is a surrogate for an outright ban.
Really? That is weird!
I'm afraid I am one of these annoying people who would never use a bell - there's too much chance that the pedestrian will jump the wrong way. It's much safer to just pass them IMO.