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8.19am Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Your views: Should cyclists be allowed to pedal with headphones on?
This is a red herring, and is trying to shift the blame away from the real cause of cycle collisions.
In a modern car with the windows up and radio on, you can hear even less than a cyclist with headphones in. Should you therefore also ban car radios? How many times has a car gone past you and you've heard the boom boom of their music? Both much can they hear from outside of their car?
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Twenty mph speed limit plan hits buffers after councillors demand more research
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South West Trains bosses blame contractors for weeks of disruption
11.23pm Sunday 13th October 2013
Cyclist severely injured after car park crash
Ian, Glasgow wrote:
I agree with the LFB spokesman. There is an awful problem with cyclists using our roads at the moment and the problem is going unpoliced. Cyclists should be made to take a test, they should be licenced and carry an identification number. Far too many are getting injured or killed by riding in the way of motor vehicles.I agree; I recently only narrowly avoided injury when a passenger in a motor vehicle opened his door in front of me as I cycled up the bike lane. If only I'm been made to experience compulsory training and had a number plate on my bike I would've been able to avoid this happening.
I also regularly find myself unsure where to wait at traffic lights because a motorist has stopped his car on the Advanced Stop Line (the green bit with a bike painted on it). Again, I would've known what to do had I been trained for this situation.
Where I live it is pretty much impossible to turn right at a traffic light because of the number of motorists who continue through the lights from the opposite direction (surveys show that motorists are much more likely to jump or run red lights than cyclists). Presumably if cyclists experienced compulsory training motorists would immediately stop running red lights and my problems would be solved.
I agree with the LFB spokesman. There is an awful problem with cyclists using our roads at the moment and the problem is going unpoliced. Cyclists should be made to take a test, they should be licenced and carry an identification number. Far too many are getting injured or killed by riding in the way of motor vehicles.
12.02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013
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3.36pm Wednesday 25th September 2013
Raynes Park residents' parking zone gets bigger
11.23pm Monday 4th February 2013
'Crossrail 2' plans to be unveiled for south-west London
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Council to spend £50,000 on six month traffic trial
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