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Cyclists, paths and warning bells

By ppt1ne 20 September 2012 82

Why do cyclists still expect right of way on bike paths and footpaths?

If a pedestrian is using the path, and they are in your way, you need to SLOW DOWN and share the road, overtaking where safe.

Your bell means nothing anymore. Long gone are the days where a polite ‘ding’ means I will move off the path for you.

You can’t have your cake, and eat it too. Stay on the roads, or share.

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Aeek 11:28 am 24 Sep 12

KB1971 said :

kakosi said :

Sounds sensible but if you don’t dismount at a pedestrian crossing and you get hit by a car – you will be in the wrong and even be liable to pay damages.

*facepalm*

+1,000,000 Troll or just ignorant.

The other guy being in the wrong doesn’t give you the right to avoidably drive into them.

Rule 0. Avoid collision.

KB1971 10:48 pm 22 Sep 12

kakosi said :

KB1971 said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Don’t understand the arguing here. It’s really basic.
Pedestrians keep left. Don’t panic when you hear a bell, just keep left.

Cyclists ring your bell and pass on the right, be aware of kids, dogs and old peeps and slow down and be prepared to go on the grass if needed, it won’t hurt your tyres, if it does you are using the wrong type of bike
. Don’t dismount at crossings, just slow down to a speed that a driver will be able to safely stop for you(I’ve nearly killed 3 cyclists zooming out of no where in front of me at a crossing. One of them even had the nerve to abuse me but when I got out of the car to discuss it further with him the coward hightailed it ).

Not rocket science peeps.

Absofarkinglutely!!

Sounds sensible but if you don’t dismount at a pedestrian crossing and you get hit by a car – you will be in the wrong and even be liable to pay damages.

*facepalm*

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