'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

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Re: 'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Postby 661-Pete » 13 Mar 2018, 6:19pm

Nothing new.

I seem to recall our school headmaster delivering a salutary warning. Back in those days (and it even goes on now I believe) some kids used to get a thrill out of playing 'chicken' in front of a train. The last one to leap off the track won the pot. One day a certain boy (not from our school) comprehensively won - but didn't live long enough to collect his winnings.... :(
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Re: 'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Postby The utility cyclist » 13 Mar 2018, 8:57pm

reohn2 wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Comparing kids on bikes as an extension to a lunatic motorcyclist who kills is so far removed.....

Read the post again.

I did, you said "which was a direct extension of the kind of stunts in the linked article", so to me that says you think that 'stupid' kids on bikes will progress forward to a "lunatic" 'kid' on a motorcycle killing someone, doesn't it?

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Postby thirdcrank » 13 Mar 2018, 9:13pm

To suggest that all children who misbehave will grow up to be a lot worse would be absurd, but to suggest that adult criminals didn't sometimes develop to that character is no more realistic. To believe that having a connection with a pedal cycle alters everything is on another level altogether.

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Postby Wanlock Dod » 13 Mar 2018, 9:34pm

AlaninWales wrote:...Kids will (and should) play and it is down to the drivers to control their vehicles responsibly.

I'm pretty sure that when I was a kid the road safety campaigns were about "Mind that child", with the emphasis being on drivers behaving safely around children. That all seems to have gone these days in favour of kids keeping out of the way of traffic.

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Postby reohn2 » 13 Mar 2018, 9:47pm

The utility cyclist wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Comparing kids on bikes as an extension to a lunatic motorcyclist who kills is so far removed.....

Read the post again.

I did, you said "which was a direct extension of the kind of stunts in the linked article", so to me that says you think that 'stupid' kids on bikes will progress forward to a "lunatic" 'kid' on a motorcycle killing someone, doesn't it?

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Re: 'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Postby AlaninWales » 14 Mar 2018, 9:25am

Wanlock Dod wrote:
AlaninWales wrote:...Kids will (and should) play and it is down to the drivers to control their vehicles responsibly.

I'm pretty sure that when I was a kid the road safety campaigns were about "Mind that child", with the emphasis being on drivers behaving safely around children. That all seems to have gone these days in favour of kids keeping out of the way of traffic.

I blame Tufty and the Green Cross Code man.




Seriously, I do: AFAIR those were the first to blame the kids for being outside their mum's gardens (like, all kids had those safe areas, nicely grassed and just big enough for ball games :lol: ) and the latter appearing beside kids chatting and crossing, chiding them for their inattention whilst the bloke driving the car carried on oblivious to his surroundings.

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Re: 'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Postby Phil Fouracre » 14 Mar 2018, 3:32pm

You mean you didn't have a large garden,maybe with a gardener? :-)
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Re: 'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Postby gaz » 14 Mar 2018, 10:25pm

AlaninWales wrote:I blame Tufty and the Green Cross Code man.

We need more like this.
https://youtu.be/xmwBLln_VdM?t=1s
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