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A cyclist’s last words are?

By johnboy 3 February 2013 101

Patrick Keogh linked to this in the comments but I thought it was worth a run of its own as we know how much you like seeing cycling near death experiences.

Head mounted camera captures near miss: cyclist vs 4WD. The driver didn’t see me until I was right in front of the bonnet.

Apparently out at Wallaroo Road

oh shit

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Girt_Hindrance 8:01 am 19 Feb 13

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

What happened in the video is clearly wrong and dangerous – as is riding on pedestrian crossings. They’re called pedestrian crossings for a reason. Perhaps that car driver isn’t the only one who needs to learn road rules.

If you’re making reference to me riding across a pedestrian crossing, I’d suggest you read the rest of the comments, and then consider the fact that you’ve made assumptions based on bare information that you personally and incorrectly linked together.

Or you could have just said you weren’t riding across a pedestrian crossing, unlike almost every other cyclist in Canberra perhaps?

A reasonable person would have realised their mistake and offered an apology, but you seem to think it’s up to me to prove I’m innocent of your assumptions. You’re apparently a bit of a clown.

Deckard 7:14 pm 18 Feb 13

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

What happened in the video is clearly wrong and dangerous – as is riding on pedestrian crossings. They’re called pedestrian crossings for a reason. Perhaps that car driver isn’t the only one who needs to learn road rules.

If you’re making reference to me riding across a pedestrian crossing, I’d suggest you read the rest of the comments, and then consider the fact that you’ve made assumptions based on bare information that you personally and incorrectly linked together.

Or you could have just said you weren’t riding across a pedestrian crossing, unlike almost every other cyclist in Canberra perhaps?

The way plenty of drivers treat pedestrian crossings means it’s risky enough walking across one let alone riding across.

kakosi 6:14 pm 18 Feb 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

What happened in the video is clearly wrong and dangerous – as is riding on pedestrian crossings. They’re called pedestrian crossings for a reason. Perhaps that car driver isn’t the only one who needs to learn road rules.

If you’re making reference to me riding across a pedestrian crossing, I’d suggest you read the rest of the comments, and then consider the fact that you’ve made assumptions based on bare information that you personally and incorrectly linked together.

Or you could have just said you weren’t riding across a pedestrian crossing, unlike almost every other cyclist in Canberra perhaps?

milkman 5:00 am 18 Feb 13

patrick_keogh said :

Jane Doe said :

Well done to the cyclist for a neat bit riding

Not picking on you in particular, but why do a lot of people here refer to me in the third person? I’m not “the cyclist” or the “O.P.”, I don’t need to be referred to as “he”, I’m Patrick. It all seems so impersonal after I have scrupulously avoided any attempt at being anonymous.

Of course for the authors of some of the most callous posts it probably helps to depersonalise me. That way I am just “the cyclist” or a statistic rather than being a son, a father, a grandfather etc.

You’re pretty fit for a grandfather! Well done!

patrick_keogh 9:44 pm 17 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

I dare say that a red and white mullet [ maillot is a woman’s swimsuit if you didn’t know ] probably looks like a road speed indicator sign…

Yes I did know that one of the meanings of maillot is a one-piece swimsuit. But did you know that it is also the word for a cycling jersey?

“Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.”… Robert Plant 1970.

patrick_keogh 9:35 pm 17 Feb 13

Jane Doe said :

Well done to the cyclist for a neat bit riding

Not picking on you in particular, but why do a lot of people here refer to me in the third person? I’m not “the cyclist” or the “O.P.”, I don’t need to be referred to as “he”, I’m Patrick. It all seems so impersonal after I have scrupulously avoided any attempt at being anonymous.

Of course for the authors of some of the most callous posts it probably helps to depersonalise me. That way I am just “the cyclist” or a statistic rather than being a son, a father, a grandfather etc.

Jane Doe 5:41 pm 17 Feb 13

I personally think that cyclists are the Indian Myna birds of the transport community but that was a disgraceful bit of driving. Well done to the cyclist for a neat bit riding

Girt_Hindrance 11:08 am 17 Feb 13

kakosi said :

Girt_Hindrance said :

That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

What happened in the video is clearly wrong and dangerous – as is riding on pedestrian crossings. They’re called pedestrian crossings for a reason. Perhaps that car driver isn’t the only one who needs to learn road rules.

If you’re making reference to me riding across a pedestrian crossing, I’d suggest you read the rest of the comments, and then consider the fact that you’ve made assumptions based on bare information that you personally and incorrectly linked together.

James_Ryan 9:08 am 17 Feb 13

patrick_keogh said :

OK, here’s the thing. Immediately after the “incident” I called the Qbn Police. They took all the details, and I told them that I had clear video of the incident including the number plate and the driver. So they said “copy it to CD and we’ll come around and collect it.”

Two weeks later, they still have not come by to collect the video evidence. I know it is a long way (about 15km) but it still leaves me a little discouraged.

So what do you think I should do:
1) Throw the CD in the bin, they weren’t going to take any action anyway
2) Take the CD to Qbn Police (but they won’t take any action anyway)
3) Take the CD to Qbn Police (and expect them to take action)
4) None of the above/Other

Other

Write to the Minister and tell him you’re requesting an explanation from him and a prompt response from Qbn policy.

Pork Hunt 11:27 pm 16 Feb 13

patrick_keogh said :

OK, here’s the thing. Immediately after the “incident” I called the Qbn Police. They took all the details, and I told them that I had clear video of the incident including the number plate and the driver. So they said “copy it to CD and we’ll come around and collect it.”

Two weeks later, they still have not come by to collect the video evidence. I know it is a long way (about 15km) but it still leaves me a little discouraged.

So what do you think I should do:
1) Throw the CD in the bin, they weren’t going to take any action anyway
2) Take the CD to Qbn Police (but they won’t take any action anyway)
3) Take the CD to Qbn Police (and expect them to take action)
4) None of the above/Other

5) It will end up on one those crazy motorway blooper TV shows.
Seriously, not giving them the dvd (I presume) will guarantee that nothing happens.

kakosi 10:33 pm 16 Feb 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

That was scary even from this perspective… Would have been terrifying facing that approaching Roo-bar.
I nearly got cleaned up crossing a pedestrian crossing years ago. Took me ten mins to stop shaking, hope this gent is okay.
Also, impressed by the single swear word- I don’t think I could be so reserved in that circumstance.

What happened in the video is clearly wrong and dangerous – as is riding on pedestrian crossings. They’re called pedestrian crossings for a reason. Perhaps that car driver isn’t the only one who needs to learn road rules.

DrKoresh 9:51 pm 16 Feb 13

Solidarity said :

You could blame the driver. You could blame the road conditions. You could blame inattention. You could blame the car. There are many things you could blame… but there is no point in being in the right, if you’re dead.

Well, Patrick is in the right and ALIVE! So… what was your point again?

milkman 9:20 pm 16 Feb 13

patrick_keogh said :

OK, here’s the thing. Immediately after the “incident” I called the Qbn Police. They took all the details, and I told them that I had clear video of the incident including the number plate and the driver. So they said “copy it to CD and we’ll come around and collect it.”

Two weeks later, they still have not come by to collect the video evidence. I know it is a long way (about 15km) but it still leaves me a little discouraged.

So what do you think I should do:
1) Throw the CD in the bin, they weren’t going to take any action anyway
2) Take the CD to Qbn Police (but they won’t take any action anyway)
3) Take the CD to Qbn Police (and expect them to take action)
4) None of the above/Other

5) Take the CD to Qbn police, request a reference number for the report yoou are lodging, and ask when you can expect to hear back from them regarding any action they take. Post the outcome (in general terms) here.

LSWCHP 7:55 pm 16 Feb 13

patrick_keogh said :

OK, here’s the thing. Immediately after the “incident” I called the Qbn Police. They took all the details, and I told them that I had clear video of the incident including the number plate and the driver. So they said “copy it to CD and we’ll come around and collect it.”

Two weeks later, they still have not come by to collect the video evidence. I know it is a long way (about 15km) but it still leaves me a little discouraged.

So what do you think I should do:
1) Throw the CD in the bin, they weren’t going to take any action anyway
2) Take the CD to Qbn Police (but they won’t take any action anyway)
3) Take the CD to Qbn Police (and expect them to take action)
4) None of the above/Other

I’d vote for number 3.

patrick_keogh 5:53 pm 16 Feb 13

OK, here’s the thing. Immediately after the “incident” I called the Qbn Police. They took all the details, and I told them that I had clear video of the incident including the number plate and the driver. So they said “copy it to CD and we’ll come around and collect it.”

Two weeks later, they still have not come by to collect the video evidence. I know it is a long way (about 15km) but it still leaves me a little discouraged.

So what do you think I should do:
1) Throw the CD in the bin, they weren’t going to take any action anyway
2) Take the CD to Qbn Police (but they won’t take any action anyway)
3) Take the CD to Qbn Police (and expect them to take action)
4) None of the above/Other

chewy14 4:52 pm 05 Feb 13

Watson said :

chewy14 said :

I did read it.

What exactly was your point in regards to what I’ve written?

11% of serious injuries were cyclists? And???

I didn’t mean to attack you. That’s what reading RA often does to one, unfortunately.

I just didn’t get where you got the 1/3 of transport-related injuries from?

Ok Sorry,

The 11% mentioned in that report was for “serious injury”.

I thought I’d read previously about 33% of all transport injuries were from cyclists but I couldn’t remember where from.

I think it might have been this and is says that it’s 33% of transport related incidents presenting at hospital emergency departments so my original statement is incorrect.

http://www.carrsq.qut.edu.au/publications/corporate/bicycle_safety_fs.pdf

And while I was looking here’s the serious injury report for 2008-09 which says 15.4% of serious injuries were cyclists:

http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=10737421994

Solidarity 4:34 pm 05 Feb 13

KB1971 said :

Solidarity said :

SNIP

What is wrong with you people? I clearly said it was not the cyclists fault, however I said that cyclists need to accept that many drivers are inattentive and don’t care.

It’s just like that, and that’s the way it is.

If there was an 80% chance of me being raped while walking through Civic, i’d not walk through Civic. I’m not saying it’s acceptable, i’m saying it’s like that, and that’s the way it is.

Solidarity said :

You could blame the driver. You could blame the road conditions. You could blame inattention. You could blame the car. There are many things you could blame… but there is no point in being in the right, if you’re dead.

Hey, I am agreeing with you!!!!!

Yeah the quote I was replying to with that post wasn’t yours haha…

KB1971 4:21 pm 05 Feb 13

Solidarity said :

You could blame the driver. You could blame the road conditions. You could blame inattention. You could blame the car. There are many things you could blame… but there is no point in being in the right, if you’re dead.

On that point, a mate of mine dies after vacuuming the floor, he sat down, had a seizure an his heart stopped.

I would rather die on the bull bar having fun than how he died.

Having said that, I don’t encourage it.

KB1971 4:17 pm 05 Feb 13

Solidarity said :

SNIP

What is wrong with you people? I clearly said it was not the cyclists fault, however I said that cyclists need to accept that many drivers are inattentive and don’t care.

It’s just like that, and that’s the way it is.

If there was an 80% chance of me being raped while walking through Civic, i’d not walk through Civic. I’m not saying it’s acceptable, i’m saying it’s like that, and that’s the way it is.

Solidarity said :

You could blame the driver. You could blame the road conditions. You could blame inattention. You could blame the car. There are many things you could blame… but there is no point in being in the right, if you’re dead.

Hey, I am agreeing with you!!!!!

thebrownstreak69 3:42 pm 05 Feb 13

Solidarity said :

You could blame the driver. You could blame the road conditions. You could blame inattention. You could blame the car. There are many things you could blame… but there is no point in being in the right, if you’re dead.

And that’s pretty much it.

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