Seren yep but think thats the same for most of the folks on the road. Doesn't make it right through.
If crossing the white line at lights to wait where I'm far more obvious to the cars behind counts as 'jumping the red light' (which I believe technically it does) then yes m'lud, guilty as charged. However that's a world away from cycling right through at red & continuing on my way, which I don't do unless I find myself at lights that fail to detect a bike and stay at red for me through several cycles (in which case they're broken and it's legal to go through when it's safe to do so).
seren - I have given up hoping for or expecting respect from drivers or pedestrians or anyone else.
This is simply question of self preservation. The highway code as it stands places me greatly at risk. in my opinion.
right, i'm off to take my life in my hands on the cycle home. No doubt to be overtaken in the dark (and rain? i can't tell) by impatient black cab drivers, bus drivers and white van drivers, giving me a generous 2 inches clearance as they do, or better still, overtaking then pulling right into the kerb and throwing out the anchors. cheers lads.
Dude - as a pedestrian why should I give you respect? Be aware of you, avoid you -yes, but respect no until you show an equal measure to me.
bear - i didn't say you should. or I didn't mean to. sorry it was a reference to a previous posting and not a demand/expectation.
i try to show respect to all pedestrians by giving them the right of way at all times. but I do not expect anything in return.
going through red lights implies no disrespect to pedestrians. or at least i do not intend it to.
I'm afraid jumping red lights shows no respect for pedestrians who might be crossing. Road users should obey the rules of the road. Very simple.
I don't jump them if there is a pedestrian crossing, or at the crossing, or near the crossing, or visible.
if all road users should obey the rules of the road, then why do pedestrians not only cross when there is a green man?
they don't. they cross when they feel it is safe to do so. i follow that example.
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