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Man blown off bike then hit by car

The Argus: Man blown off bike then hit by car Man blown off bike then hit by car

A cyclist was blown off his bike and then struck by a car travelling behind. 

At about 3.55pm Sunday 11 May a 30-year old local cyclist was travelling north in Wilbury Road in Hove near the junction of Eaton Road.

He was unseated from his cycle by a strong gust of wind. He fell into the road where he was hit by a car which was travelling behind.

The cyclist was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for a severely bruised foot but was later allowed home.

The man driving the car did stop at the scene but left, with his female passenger, without exchanging details when the cyclist said they could. There is no description of the car.

PC Gavin Spencer said; "If you were in that car, or if you were in the area and saw what happened, please contact us via 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 946 of 12/5."

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12:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

why do the police need to get involved?
why do the police need to get involved? Automaton
  • Score: 9

12:50pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
[quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people. tom servo
  • Score: -15

12:58pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

well the cyclist didnt seem to think it necessary
well the cyclist didnt seem to think it necessary Automaton
  • Score: 30

1:25pm Mon 12 May 14

Mr chock says...

tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
why is the photo the same as for the crash in Little Common roundabout at the junction with the A259 and Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill, see link http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11206741.
75_year_old_man_suff
ers_head_injuries_af
ter_being_hit_by_car
/?ref=var_0
.. not that i want to see car crash's but i want the Argus to be a bit more correct about things please let us see the location of the crash " was it on one of brighton's famous cycle lanes
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]why is the photo the same as for the crash in Little Common roundabout at the junction with the A259 and Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill, see link http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11206741. 75_year_old_man_suff ers_head_injuries_af ter_being_hit_by_car /?ref=var_0 .. not that i want to see car crash's but i want the Argus to be a bit more correct about things please let us see the location of the crash " was it on one of brighton's famous cycle lanes Mr chock
  • Score: -12

1:41pm Mon 12 May 14

greenguage44 says...

tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter. greenguage44
  • Score: 30

1:47pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
[quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say. tom servo
  • Score: -18

1:51pm Mon 12 May 14

Spanners says...

greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote: why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury

http://www.motorlawy
ers.co.uk/offences/f
ailing_to_stop_and_r
eport.php
[quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury http://www.motorlawy ers.co.uk/offences/f ailing_to_stop_and_r eport.php Spanners
  • Score: 15

1:55pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

Spanners wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote: why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury

http://www.motorlawy

ers.co.uk/offences/f

ailing_to_stop_and_r

eport.php
Thank you..... it's obvious isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]Spanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury http://www.motorlawy ers.co.uk/offences/f ailing_to_stop_and_r eport.php[/p][/quote]Thank you..... it's obvious isn't it. tom servo
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Mon 12 May 14

Wiggo says...

greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
The following is from the Which website (though there are plenty of other sources). Regardless of fault, it's an offence not to provide details or report the incident.

What to do in an accident
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 section 170, if you're involved in an accident and you're the driver, you must stay at the scene for a reasonable time.
You must give your vehicle registration number, your name and address, and that of the vehicle owner (if different), to anyone with reasonable grounds for asking for these details.
If you don't exchange these details at the scene, you must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as you can, and in any case, within 24 hours.

Injury at an accident
Where another person is injured, then in addition to the above, you must produce your certificate of insurance, if anyone at the scene has reasonable grounds to see it.
If you don’t, you must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as you can. This must be within 24 hours.
You must do these things not only when you were directly involved in an injury accident, but also if your vehicle’s presence was a factor.
[quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]The following is from the Which website (though there are plenty of other sources). Regardless of fault, it's an offence not to provide details or report the incident. What to do in an accident Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 section 170, if you're involved in an accident and you're the driver, you must stay at the scene for a reasonable time. You must give your vehicle registration number, your name and address, and that of the vehicle owner (if different), to anyone with reasonable grounds for asking for these details. If you don't exchange these details at the scene, you must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as you can, and in any case, within 24 hours. Injury at an accident Where another person is injured, then in addition to the above, you must produce your certificate of insurance, if anyone at the scene has reasonable grounds to see it. If you don’t, you must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as you can. This must be within 24 hours. You must do these things not only when you were directly involved in an injury accident, but also if your vehicle’s presence was a factor. Wiggo
  • Score: 10

2:03pm Mon 12 May 14

greenguage44 says...

tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are. greenguage44
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
[quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto. tom servo
  • Score: -2

2:19pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident. Automaton
  • Score: 11

2:36pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
There is a very good reason these things need to be reported. Regardless of what the victim said or did, what if there were further complications later down the line? What if it transpired he was concussed and that turned into something more sinister? What if the driver was without insurance? What if the driver was inebriated?

The list goes on.... the law in this instance is not an ****..... you are.
[quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.[/p][/quote]There is a very good reason these things need to be reported. Regardless of what the victim said or did, what if there were further complications later down the line? What if it transpired he was concussed and that turned into something more sinister? What if the driver was without insurance? What if the driver was inebriated? The list goes on.... the law in this instance is not an ****..... you are. tom servo
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
There is a very good reason these things need to be reported. Regardless of what the victim said or did, what if there were further complications later down the line? What if it transpired he was concussed and that turned into something more sinister? What if the driver was without insurance? What if the driver was inebriated?

The list goes on.... the law in this instance is not an ****..... you are.
Well if he was inebriated he wont be by the time the police get to him. Surely the victim of the ACCIDENT should be able to decide for themselves what action should be taken! or do we have no rights these days?
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.[/p][/quote]There is a very good reason these things need to be reported. Regardless of what the victim said or did, what if there were further complications later down the line? What if it transpired he was concussed and that turned into something more sinister? What if the driver was without insurance? What if the driver was inebriated? The list goes on.... the law in this instance is not an ****..... you are.[/p][/quote]Well if he was inebriated he wont be by the time the police get to him. Surely the victim of the ACCIDENT should be able to decide for themselves what action should be taken! or do we have no rights these days? Automaton
  • Score: 7

3:20pm Mon 12 May 14

a person says...

Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot.
So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised .

I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up ,
if you phoned the police and said ,
I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !!
No I am not hurt , everything is fine.
Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot. So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised . I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up , if you phoned the police and said , I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !! No I am not hurt , everything is fine. a person
  • Score: 11

3:46pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

a person wrote:
Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot.
So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised .

I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up ,
if you phoned the police and said ,
I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !!
No I am not hurt , everything is fine.
I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up.

This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already.
[quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot. So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised . I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up , if you phoned the police and said , I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !! No I am not hurt , everything is fine.[/p][/quote]I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up. This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already. tom servo
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Mon 12 May 14

Fairfax Aches says...

That's a bummer
That's a bummer Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Mon 12 May 14

spa301 says...

tom servo wrote:
a person wrote:
Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot.
So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised .

I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up ,
if you phoned the police and said ,
I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !!
No I am not hurt , everything is fine.
I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up.

This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already.
who the hell are you, the lone ranger?
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot. So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised . I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up , if you phoned the police and said , I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !! No I am not hurt , everything is fine.[/p][/quote]I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up. This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already.[/p][/quote]who the hell are you, the lone ranger? spa301
  • Score: 8

4:26pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

spa301 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
a person wrote:
Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot.
So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised .

I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up ,
if you phoned the police and said ,
I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !!
No I am not hurt , everything is fine.
I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up.

This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already.
who the hell are you, the lone ranger?
none of your business
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: Maybe he had racing !! pedals that hold your foot in , and that bruised his foot. So maybe he wasn’t hurt ,by the car , and made his own way to the hospital just to make sure his foot was only bruised . I wonder how long or if the police would take to turn up , if you phoned the police and said , I was blown off my bike the car behind hit me !! No I am not hurt , everything is fine.[/p][/quote]I doubt the police would turn up..... it's your obligation to call them report what has happened and leave the details of the people involved. So if something happens in the future they can follow it up. This is basic stuff guys... you should all know this already.[/p][/quote]who the hell are you, the lone ranger?[/p][/quote]none of your business tom servo
  • Score: -5

5:12pm Mon 12 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road.
[quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.[/p][/quote]When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Mon 12 May 14

spa301 says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road.
Totally agree.
Also a much more intelligent way of putting the case than certain others have managed.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.[/p][/quote]When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Also a much more intelligent way of putting the case than certain others have managed. spa301
  • Score: 11

5:31pm Mon 12 May 14

cleggandbacon says...

Spanners wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote: why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury

http://www.motorlawy

ers.co.uk/offences/f

ailing_to_stop_and_r

eport.php
....it was reported. How else would the injured have been carted off to hospital?
[quote][p][bold]Spanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]Quite simply - It is a criminal offence to fail to report any road accident to the police when there is an injury http://www.motorlawy ers.co.uk/offences/f ailing_to_stop_and_r eport.php[/p][/quote]....it was reported. How else would the injured have been carted off to hospital? cleggandbacon
  • Score: 0

5:32pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
greenguage44 wrote:
tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
why do the police need to get involved?
Are you seriously asking that question?

...honestly some people.
Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.
It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok?

Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.
What a charming individual you are.
If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.
It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.
When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road.
As a cyclist and non driver I don't have to provide insurance details so less of the sarcasm please.
Admittedly if the cyclist had later discovered a problem with his bike then maybe he should have contacted the police although I don't see why the driver should be held liable for an Act of God. The article states the cyclist suffered a bruised foot so no concussion or anything. All I am saying is that in this specific incident maybe a common sense approach should be taken allowing police to get on with dealing with more important crimes.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenguage44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: why do the police need to get involved?[/p][/quote]Are you seriously asking that question? ...honestly some people.[/p][/quote]Seems a very valid question to me. Unsure why you feel the need to insult the commenter.[/p][/quote]It was a hit and run where the victim needed hospital treatment and you don't think the police needed to be involved in that? What part of you thinks that is ok? Actually don't bother answering. I have just realised I don't actually care much what you have to say.[/p][/quote]What a charming individual you are.[/p][/quote]If you think it's ok to hit and run then ditto.[/p][/quote]It wasnt hit and run as the driver said it was ok to go. So no running involved. If the law says it must be reported then the law is an **** as the victim didnt see the need to pursue the matter. Just a waste of money as this was an unfortunate accident.[/p][/quote]When someone in shock, they may do or say things they have not thought through. My partner was knocked off his motorbike and he thought he was ok and let the driver go, only to find out that the bike had been damaged. If you don't know that you need to give your insurance details at an accident scene, you really shouldn't be on the road.[/p][/quote]As a cyclist and non driver I don't have to provide insurance details so less of the sarcasm please. Admittedly if the cyclist had later discovered a problem with his bike then maybe he should have contacted the police although I don't see why the driver should be held liable for an Act of God. The article states the cyclist suffered a bruised foot so no concussion or anything. All I am saying is that in this specific incident maybe a common sense approach should be taken allowing police to get on with dealing with more important crimes. Automaton
  • Score: 4

5:42pm Mon 12 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 8

5:49pm Mon 12 May 14

ARMANA says...

Car 1 cyclist 0 as usual, they never learn,!!!
Car 1 cyclist 0 as usual, they never learn,!!! ARMANA
  • Score: -4

5:57pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly? tom servo
  • Score: -6

6:05pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

tom servo wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?
Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!,
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?[/p][/quote]Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!, Automaton
  • Score: 7

6:32pm Mon 12 May 14

Morpheus says...

Perhaps the council could install wind breaks on the cycle lanes.
Perhaps the council could install wind breaks on the cycle lanes. Morpheus
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Mon 12 May 14

tom servo says...

Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?
Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!,
Of course I can you pillock. What I can't work out is why you put a comma after the exclamation mark?
[quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?[/p][/quote]Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!,[/p][/quote]Of course I can you pillock. What I can't work out is why you put a comma after the exclamation mark? tom servo
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Mon 12 May 14

tez1959 says...

blame the green party for that not enough cycle lanes around brighton and hove
blame the green party for that not enough cycle lanes around brighton and hove tez1959
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Mon 12 May 14

HJarrs says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
Ratepayers?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? HJarrs
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Mon 12 May 14

Automaton says...

tom servo wrote:
Automaton wrote:
tom servo wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?
Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!,
Of course I can you pillock. What I can't work out is why you put a comma after the exclamation mark?
Typo
[quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tom servo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]It happened ten years in front of you? ...who are you Marty McFly?[/p][/quote]Ha Ha . Can't you work out the obvious typo!,[/p][/quote]Of course I can you pillock. What I can't work out is why you put a comma after the exclamation mark?[/p][/quote]Typo Automaton
  • Score: 3

8:16pm Mon 12 May 14

Me 2014 says...

Why cycle in adverse conditions??
I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code???
Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!!

If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!.....
Why cycle in adverse conditions?? I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code??? Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!! If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!..... Me 2014
  • Score: 9

10:02pm Mon 12 May 14

Specialnoodles says...

Me 2014 wrote:
Why cycle in adverse conditions??
I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code???
Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!!

If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!.....
I'm not defending cyclists who do break the law and frankly those that jump red lights make me angry, however..... Speed limits on the roads do not apply to cyclists and what you call under cutting is actually lane splitting or filtering, and cyclists are allowed to do that (it's actually in the Highway Code)
Calling for better training is potentially a good but tax? That's a short sighted argument. How much should they pay? Because there are many cars that now pay zero ved (tax).
[quote][p][bold]Me 2014[/bold] wrote: Why cycle in adverse conditions?? I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code??? Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!! If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!.....[/p][/quote]I'm not defending cyclists who do break the law and frankly those that jump red lights make me angry, however..... Speed limits on the roads do not apply to cyclists and what you call under cutting is actually lane splitting or filtering, and cyclists are allowed to do that (it's actually in the Highway Code) Calling for better training is potentially a good but tax? That's a short sighted argument. How much should they pay? Because there are many cars that now pay zero ved (tax). Specialnoodles
  • Score: 2

12:59am Tue 13 May 14

Zeta Function says...

Me 2014 wrote:
Why cycle in adverse conditions??
I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code???
Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!!

If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!.....
I fully agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]Me 2014[/bold] wrote: Why cycle in adverse conditions?? I see a lot of cyclists on a day to day basis on my route to work & on my way home plus general traveling around the city. As a driver i have a duty of care for those around me. If i fail I'm charged with driving witout due care & attention....!!!! How many cyclists do you see follow the high way code??? Not many they undercut instead of waiting in the line of traffic, they jump off cycle lanes & skip across traffic to get in the lane they want. They skip lights & when possible speed. Personaly over the last six months i've witnessed a cyclist with his child on his bike cut across the front of a police car in slow moving traffic. Nothing was done by the police!!!! I had a cyclist speeding down the inside of traffic & hit the rear quarter of the vehicle i was driving because he wasn't there when i checked my mirrors & pulled out from a minor road into a major road, when i tried to check he was ok i got a torrent of abuse. On a later date i saw the same cyclist get injured doing exactly the same thing he did to me. Theres also a junction on my daily route with clear give way markings on the cycle path I now find myself having to put my own transport at risk by pushing the front forward more than i'm happy with to stop cyclists cutting across me when they should be giving way!!!! If this city is serious about cycle lanes then they need to administer the law on cyclists along with better training for cyclists & i also believe they should be taxed, insured & liscensed the same as any other road user. I don't want the guilt or questioning myself/abilities as a driver brought on by someone elses lack of care. This is what appears to have happened to this cyclist, he chose to put his life at risk by cycling in adverse conditions. I hope he has learnt from this instance!!!!.....[/p][/quote]I fully agree with you. Zeta Function
  • Score: 1

3:17am Tue 13 May 14

Gribbet says...

Can't see anything wrong with what happened here. It was an ACCIDENT, the driver was apparently a good human being and stopped to check everything was ok, the cyclist was also a good human being, manned up and allowed the driver to carry on. If the situation was as described, then there should be no need to fill in forms, make long phone calls to the police, waste police time or try and blame each other for financial gain. The bruised foot will heal and hopefully the guy will shrug it off as one of those things, get back in the saddle and forget about it.
Can't see anything wrong with what happened here. It was an ACCIDENT, the driver was apparently a good human being and stopped to check everything was ok, the cyclist was also a good human being, manned up and allowed the driver to carry on. If the situation was as described, then there should be no need to fill in forms, make long phone calls to the police, waste police time or try and blame each other for financial gain. The bruised foot will heal and hopefully the guy will shrug it off as one of those things, get back in the saddle and forget about it. Gribbet
  • Score: 6

12:46pm Tue 13 May 14

DC Brighton says...

Gribbet wrote:
Can't see anything wrong with what happened here. It was an ACCIDENT, the driver was apparently a good human being and stopped to check everything was ok, the cyclist was also a good human being, manned up and allowed the driver to carry on. If the situation was as described, then there should be no need to fill in forms, make long phone calls to the police, waste police time or try and blame each other for financial gain. The bruised foot will heal and hopefully the guy will shrug it off as one of those things, get back in the saddle and forget about it.
Couldn't agree more. Not sure what I would do as the driver now - especially after reading the posts above. Given the jobsworth attitude adopted by many here, I'd be worried that the police may take a similarly inflexible view.

Probably best to rest in the knowledge that I stopped in good faith, checked the cyclist, waited for the all clear, and to keep schtum.
[quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: Can't see anything wrong with what happened here. It was an ACCIDENT, the driver was apparently a good human being and stopped to check everything was ok, the cyclist was also a good human being, manned up and allowed the driver to carry on. If the situation was as described, then there should be no need to fill in forms, make long phone calls to the police, waste police time or try and blame each other for financial gain. The bruised foot will heal and hopefully the guy will shrug it off as one of those things, get back in the saddle and forget about it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Not sure what I would do as the driver now - especially after reading the posts above. Given the jobsworth attitude adopted by many here, I'd be worried that the police may take a similarly inflexible view. Probably best to rest in the knowledge that I stopped in good faith, checked the cyclist, waited for the all clear, and to keep schtum. DC Brighton
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Tue 13 May 14

runnergirl says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?
That is a question that has also puzzled me, and as a cyclist I never pass up the opportunity to use a cycle track when I see one. I'm also a motorist, which is lucky because when I'm biking it I know how drivers think and operate on the roads - and the two things that annoy me more than anything (both as a driver and a rider) is cyclists jumping red lights and riding on pavements. They give cyclists a bad, bad name. It would be inadvisable to expect cyclists to pay road tax (and anyway why should motorists who happen to ride a bike occasionally be expected to pay twice? Mad idea!) but the police could do more to prosecute irresponsible cyclists and there could be a case for making wearing helmets law.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Last week I was driving along Hove seafront and noticed that cyclists were ignoring the cycle track on the pavement, and riding on the main road. It was very windy and I wondered what would happen if one fell off his bike. Well, sure enough, that is exactly what happened, about ten years in front of me. Luckily I had time to stop and there were no other vehicles close by. I asked the rider if he was all right or needed help, and he said he was ok, but he did seem rather shaken and it looked as if his bike was somewhat damaged. But why on earth do cyclists use the busy road when there is a cycle track, one that has been laid at huge expense to ratepayers, by the council?[/p][/quote]That is a question that has also puzzled me, and as a cyclist I never pass up the opportunity to use a cycle track when I see one. I'm also a motorist, which is lucky because when I'm biking it I know how drivers think and operate on the roads - and the two things that annoy me more than anything (both as a driver and a rider) is cyclists jumping red lights and riding on pavements. They give cyclists a bad, bad name. It would be inadvisable to expect cyclists to pay road tax (and anyway why should motorists who happen to ride a bike occasionally be expected to pay twice? Mad idea!) but the police could do more to prosecute irresponsible cyclists and there could be a case for making wearing helmets law. runnergirl
  • Score: 4

5:17pm Tue 13 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Sorry about my typing error. Of course I should have checked, which is something the Argus often forgets to do. Thanks for pointing it out.
Sorry about my typing error. Of course I should have checked, which is something the Argus often forgets to do. Thanks for pointing it out. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Tue 13 May 14

ARMANA says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Sorry about my typing error. Of course I should have checked, which is something the Argus often forgets to do. Thanks for pointing it out.
Dont worry about it bud,
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Sorry about my typing error. Of course I should have checked, which is something the Argus often forgets to do. Thanks for pointing it out.[/p][/quote]Dont worry about it bud, ARMANA
  • Score: -1

10:06pm Tue 13 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Learn to drive then it won't happen.
Learn to drive then it won't happen. FatherTed11
  • Score: 4

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