Cyclist's 'rights'

in the USA

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WildWill    pirate
15/07/2008 at 13:53
and i thought it ment 'Beware if the foxes'
LIVERBIRD    pirate
15/07/2008 at 16:41

What I meant was....

if it said "Allumez vos feux ou nous vous arreterons" then I could understand it. Some of our laws in England are advisory - others are compulsory, just as in France. I lived there for a while and I always thought the rain speed restriction is a particularly good idea. I guess you're right though-  we shouldn't expect to have the same rules everywhere. Arresting Brits ignorant of the law doesn't do much for Anglo-French relations though, even if they should beef up on them before they leave!

PloddingOn    pirate
15/07/2008 at 16:44

I have seen countless people with iPods in as they are cycling about in morning traffic.

To me, you can run with an iPod on in - but cycling?

15/07/2008 at 16:49
Arresting Brits ignorant of the law is something that has happened for many years and will continue - too many Brits go overseas (especially on summer holidays) thinking they can get away with acting like they do in the UK and end up being arrested - then go bleating to the press about it when they get home......

viz. that bunch of photographers caught taking pictures at a Greek military airbase and then being locked up - yeh, no issues with this in the UK but the Greeks are very sensitive when it comes to their military facilities. clearly they hadn't done their homework before going and yet the press were making them out as being wronged.........errm, no - the Greeks had every right to lock them up as they had broken Greek laws......so it turns into a stupid diplomatic argument because the redtops were bleating away about it. should have left the fools locked up imho....
15/07/2008 at 16:53

Podro, I'm one of those adults who never had a bike as a kid. Parents thought it was too dangerous. I finally learnt to ride just under 2 years ago. My 9 year old is better and safer than me.

You'll be glad I don't drive either

LIVERBIRD    pirate
15/07/2008 at 16:58

I thought cycling with an Ipod was illegal? I also thought you could be charged with driving without due care and attention in a car if you had one in. Somebody please clear this up!

I probably made it up

PloddingOn    pirate
15/07/2008 at 16:59

Eh - I think the line between what his Tonyness disagreed with and passed laws on is so thin, it just confuses me.

I go on the "reasonable man" idea. 

If you can't hear anything on a bike on a busy road in central road in London, is that dangerous or safe?

15/07/2008 at 17:00
I thought cycling with an Ipod was illegal?

nope - it's not. like cycling with no helmet is not illegal.

they're only advisory
Edited: 15/07/2008 at 17:00
15/07/2008 at 17:12
I assumed that cyclists with ipods were competing in the Darwin award nominations

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