now that daylight savings has ended, i have noticed that when i am jogging home that cyclists are still not using lights, or bells.
this is especially stupid as they are travelling at speed on dark paths.
many do not have a red light on the back of their bike, or a headlamp of any description. some have no helmets on. some idiots have front lights that blink. i do not know why.
i particularly like the idiots that turn on their light, cycle around me, then turn it off.
im waiting for a head-on smash between two cycling fools.
in the two weeks since the evening commute has been performed in darkness (around 5.45 pm) only one cyclist has used his bell to alert me that he was about to cycle around me.
for the record – i have two tritium kit markers and a strip of reflective tape, on the rear of my backpack – so these idiots can see me in the dark. reflective tape only works if they have lights on their bikes.
im sure that having no light is illegal.
if the police want to make a few bob – position yourself on the walking paths that meander through our suburbs at nightfall and prepare to be busy.
my generally low opinion of cyclists as perennial law breakers and selfish individuals is unchanged by their behaviour over the last fortnight.
[ED – The views of Grandpa bonfire should not be confused with those of RiotACT which notes that so far all the cyclists have managed to not hit him]