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Postby markyone » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:01 pm

why is it so many car drivers or van drivers give abuse to cyclist?in the last few weeks i have had a van drive straight towards us shouting get off the f**king rd and lately constent abuse from cars as they cant pass so in patient.I drive a 44 tonne truck and get abuse in that to when i drive to the correct speed limit cant win.

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Postby Stick8267 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 17:14 pm

One problem we need to own up to as a community is the poor behaviour of many cyclists.

I'm based in London and when I see the way many cyclists behave in traffic I'm not surprised we have become pariahs.

I know it's not everyone but those of us that don't behave like w*****s need to pull up thos that do.

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Postby markyone » Sun Nov 07, 2010 18:05 pm

i agree and if i am with a cyclists that breaks rules i will tell him or her.but for me who drives for a living i also see cyclists act like w*****s and its frustrating.just as i said above its hard sometimes to take abuse as i cycle like i drive and obey all signals and so on.

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Postby Tom Butcher » Sun Nov 07, 2010 20:01 pm

Maybe cyclists ride inconsiderately because of the behaviour of motorists ?

Yes we need to pull up cyclists who ride like that but I don't see it as an excuse for the behaviour of motorists - I honestly can't remember the last time I was driving and a cyclist did something that either put me at risk or inconvenienced me because of their lack of consideration.
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Postby Tom Butcher » Sun Nov 07, 2010 20:01 pm

Maybe cyclists ride inconsiderately because of the behaviour of motorists ?

Yes we need to pull up cyclists who ride like that but I don't see it as an excuse for the behaviour of motorists - I honestly can't remember the last time I was driving and a cyclist did something that either put me at risk or inconvenienced me because of their lack of consideration.
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Postby ooermissus » Mon Nov 08, 2010 14:27 pm

I am utterly sick to death of the argument that, because some cyclists behave in a way that annoys motorists, all cyclists need to put up with driving that ranges from frightening to fatal.

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Postby ooermissus » Mon Nov 08, 2010 14:27 pm

I am utterly sick to death of the argument that, because some cyclists behave in a way that annoys motorists, all cyclists need to put up with driving that ranges from frightening to fatal.

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Postby d87heaven » Mon Nov 08, 2010 17:43 pm

Some people are just horrible. I despair at the human race when I think of the kind acts vs the horrible acts I see. As I sat in traffic watching a man punching his steering wheel becasue someone stalled at the lights and it went red agian I wondered what that person was like when he got home to wife and kids. And listening to the lorry driver who hadn't switched his phone off properly was an eye opener. He was obviously driving along and screaming to himself 'get out of my way you c#nt' and 'f##king move you f##king idiot or i'll ram you off the f##king road'. This went on for a full 10 mins. :shock:
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Postby iainment » Fri Nov 12, 2010 15:59 pm

Don't expect me to accept your criticism if given - even if correct. If you want to be in a position to verbally push me around then join the police, until then p*** off and mind your own beeswax.

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Postby TLDNMCL » Thu Dec 30, 2010 16:22 pm

I don't think it's motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists, lorry drivers or any other particular section of the community; it's people that are the problem - as humans we are basically selfish.

It's no different to the huffing and puffing that goes on in a supermarket or airport queue, or the tutting at the fat bloke who swears too loudly in the pub, if something goes against our own preferences, we see it as an affront. As my neice says. "People are just rubbish aren't they?"

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Postby Lancslad » Thu Dec 30, 2010 21:21 pm

Its everyone theres just bad tempered people about. Cyclists without lights that think their high-viz is the ultimate in body armour are on my Cr@p list atm although one down from pavement riding numpties.
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Postby jawooga » Wed May 18, 2011 20:41 pm

TLDNMCL wrote:I don't think it's motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists, lorry drivers or any other particular section of the community; it's people that are the problem - as humans we are basically selfish.

It's no different to the huffing and puffing that goes on in a supermarket or airport queue, or the tutting at the fat bloke who swears too loudly in the pub, if something goes against our own preferences, we see it as an affront. As my neice says. "People are just rubbish aren't they?"

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Couldn't agree more. I don't know if it is any worse than it use to be or if I notice it more as I've got older. But it seems everyone has got an opinion nowadays, and it's deemed okay to "be confident and speak your mind". Well... what was wrong with trying to muddle along with bit of diplomacy, and get on with people?

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Postby jawooga » Wed May 18, 2011 20:56 pm

David Mitchell writes some good articles in the Observer Review. I enjoyed this one which sums up the mentality of the overly-opinionated quite nicely.


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