What do you lads make of these? I remember Ben Shermin (a cyclist) on here giving out about motorists’ attitude towards them.
I generally have no problem with cyclists. If I see a guy making his way across the road with his arm outstretched clearly turning right then I will slow down and let him across. Also if a cyclist is along the side of the road and comes across a parked car in front I will let him out on the road in front of me. Generally these people will go staight back along the footbpath again and continue on. But you always get the fook who will continue cycling in the middle of the road. That brings me to my problem with them.
The amount of cyclists who break red lights and go down the wrong way in one way streets is huge. You could be waiting at lights for them to turn green and then all of a sudden some fook on a bike comes straight through the lights because he thinks he is not a real road user and can actually go through red lights. Also you are going down a narrow one way street and all of a sudden you see a cyclists bombing toward you. They are up on footpaths as well and you often find yourself having to get out of their way as they come towards you.
My message to cylists is a simple one. You are ROAD USERS. Once you obey the rules of the road like everyone else then I will respect you as being such.