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Cyclist injured in collision with taxi

The Argus: Cyclist injured in collision with taxi Cyclist injured in collision with taxi

A 19-year-old cyclist was left battered and bruised after being knocked off her bicycle on her way to work.

Hairdresser Robyn Gargan was cycling from her home in Patcham into Brighton along the A23 London Road when she was involved in a collision with a taxi.

She said the taxi was driving north up the A23 on the morning of May 2 and turned across her path into Harrington Road.

She was thrown from her bike after hitting the taxi.

A passer-by ran to help her.

Ms Gargan said: “I was so lucky. My bike took most of the damage. “I had no broken bones but I am covered in bruises and I have swollen ankles and knees.

“I also have constant headaches and back pain. “I was not even aware what had happened until I spoke to the woman who came over and helped me.

She said the taxi did not stop. “He must have known what hap- pened. He knocked a 19-year-old girl off her bike yet he just drove off. I am not happy knowing he is still out there. Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop – I could have been dead.”

Ms Gargan kept in touch with the pedestrian who helped her. She later visited the woman and gave he a bouquet of flowers to say thank you.

She said: “When I went round to see her she could not believe I was standing.”

A police spokesman said: “A cyclist suffered slight injuries after being involved in a collision with a taxi.

“The collision happened in London Road in Brighton at the junction with Harrington Road at 8.15am on Friday, May 2.

“A 19-year-old woman from Brighton, who was riding the bike, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital with a graze to her leg.”

He added a driver was due to be interviewed by police last night and has not been arrested.

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7:52am Fri 16 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late!
Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late! mark by the sea
  • Score: -49

8:21am Fri 16 May 14

clarissabtn says...

"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop"
No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam.
"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop" No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam. clarissabtn
  • Score: 46

8:23am Fri 16 May 14

edgelow says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late!
Do people have to get killed or seriously injured before you think it's newsworthy..... cretin......... wait till it happens to you
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late![/p][/quote]Do people have to get killed or seriously injured before you think it's newsworthy..... cretin......... wait till it happens to you edgelow
  • Score: 32

8:50am Fri 16 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop".

Oh really! You could have fooled me.
"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop". Oh really! You could have fooled me. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 23

8:51am Fri 16 May 14

cynic_the says...

edgelow wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late!
Do people have to get killed or seriously injured before you think it's newsworthy..... cretin......... wait till it happens to you
In all fairness this does appear to have been sexed-up a bit. Just Argus click-bait trying to stir up more cars vs bikes rhetoric to boost advertising revenue. Seems to be working....
[quote][p][bold]edgelow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Breaking news, man missed his bus as he got out of bed late![/p][/quote]Do people have to get killed or seriously injured before you think it's newsworthy..... cretin......... wait till it happens to you[/p][/quote]In all fairness this does appear to have been sexed-up a bit. Just Argus click-bait trying to stir up more cars vs bikes rhetoric to boost advertising revenue. Seems to be working.... cynic_the
  • Score: -7

9:31am Fri 16 May 14

gheese77 says...

I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course.
The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.
I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course. The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone. gheese77
  • Score: 28

9:39am Fri 16 May 14

cynic_the says...

gheese77 wrote:
I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course.
The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.
You mean a 'left hook'?

how could that happen in this case? with the driver turning right?

still, gave you the chance to have a dig at drivers again tho, huh?
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course. The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.[/p][/quote]You mean a 'left hook'? how could that happen in this case? with the driver turning right? still, gave you the chance to have a dig at drivers again tho, huh? cynic_the
  • Score: -6

11:20am Fri 16 May 14

Martin999 says...

I hope this driver has his licence taken away for not stopping. How could he tell how seriously she was injured if he didn't bother to stop?
I hope this driver has his licence taken away for not stopping. How could he tell how seriously she was injured if he didn't bother to stop? Martin999
  • Score: 20

11:27am Fri 16 May 14

paul76 says...

How has the driver not been arrested. Surely this is a case of leaving the scene of an accident, or failing to report an accident.
How has the driver not been arrested. Surely this is a case of leaving the scene of an accident, or failing to report an accident. paul76
  • Score: 35

11:28am Fri 16 May 14

jimbob46 says...

This is the second Brighton Taxi driver hit and run that I know of this year. Standards of driving are so low amongst taxi and bus drivers in Brighton nowadays and these are supposed to be professional drivers. Now I know why I walk everywhere. They speed along the bus lanes thinking that they can go faster than the speed limit and ignore the rules of the road that the rest of us have to follow. Why is that do you think. Bloody minded arrogance in my opinion.
This is the second Brighton Taxi driver hit and run that I know of this year. Standards of driving are so low amongst taxi and bus drivers in Brighton nowadays and these are supposed to be professional drivers. Now I know why I walk everywhere. They speed along the bus lanes thinking that they can go faster than the speed limit and ignore the rules of the road that the rest of us have to follow. Why is that do you think. Bloody minded arrogance in my opinion. jimbob46
  • Score: 15

11:47am Fri 16 May 14

westpiergone says...

Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :)
Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :) westpiergone
  • Score: 14

11:53am Fri 16 May 14

p a t r i c k says...

I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants. p a t r i c k
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Fri 16 May 14

NickBtn says...

p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
[quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton. NickBtn
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Fri 16 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

paul76 wrote:
How has the driver not been arrested. Surely this is a case of leaving the scene of an accident, or failing to report an accident.
If they cannot trace him, then he won't be arrested.

"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop"

I find the exact opposite to be the case.
[quote][p][bold]paul76[/bold] wrote: How has the driver not been arrested. Surely this is a case of leaving the scene of an accident, or failing to report an accident.[/p][/quote]If they cannot trace him, then he won't be arrested. "Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop" I find the exact opposite to be the case. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 11

1:08pm Fri 16 May 14

her professional says...

NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops. her professional
  • Score: 7

1:20pm Fri 16 May 14

NickBtn says...

her professional wrote:
NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all....
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all.... NickBtn
  • Score: 4

2:42pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

clarissabtn wrote:
"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop"
No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam.
im hearing what your saying Taxi is an easy target for the abuse about Ohh they hate cyclists . i have had big arguments with bus's tooooo...
lets just say ROAD USERS BE CAREFUL cyclists do not have to take driving tests and do not need to pay road tax / insurance so please give them the respect they deserve . Vote Green party and maybe Brighton will be Car free by 2016 Vote Ukip and brighton will be full of EDL and finally free of the greens ....
[quote][p][bold]clarissabtn[/bold] wrote: "Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop" No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam.[/p][/quote]im hearing what your saying Taxi is an easy target for the abuse about Ohh they hate cyclists . i have had big arguments with bus's tooooo... lets just say ROAD USERS BE CAREFUL cyclists do not have to take driving tests and do not need to pay road tax / insurance so please give them the respect they deserve . Vote Green party and maybe Brighton will be Car free by 2016 Vote Ukip and brighton will be full of EDL and finally free of the greens .... Mr chock
  • Score: -4

5:24pm Fri 16 May 14

HJarrs says...

NickBtn wrote:
her professional wrote:
NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all....
What bizarre ranting! We all know your are obsessed with the Greens (and the council has very little influence over the private B&H buses, but the Greens are the only party that would bring bus companies into community ownership).

Clearly not all drivers are responsible. Here is an article about a professional driver carrying out a hit and run. People make mistakes, but hit and run is unacceptable. Professional drivers bear greater responsibility for road safety as driving is their living. This taxi driver should be prosecuted.
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all....[/p][/quote]What bizarre ranting! We all know your are obsessed with the Greens (and the council has very little influence over the private B&H buses, but the Greens are the only party that would bring bus companies into community ownership). Clearly not all drivers are responsible. Here is an article about a professional driver carrying out a hit and run. People make mistakes, but hit and run is unacceptable. Professional drivers bear greater responsibility for road safety as driving is their living. This taxi driver should be prosecuted. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

the cyclist crashed in to the side of the taxi ? the Police have interviews ed a local taxi driver and he said " wots up mate .. " smiled his cheeky smile and said nahhh gov it was not my fault
the cyclist crashed in to the side of the taxi ? the Police have interviews ed a local taxi driver and he said " wots up mate .. " smiled his cheeky smile and said nahhh gov it was not my fault Mr chock
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Fri 16 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Maybe he was the same hit and run taxi driver who undertook my wife on the Lewes Road at more than 40mph and almost caused an accident with cyclists at the Coldean Lane junction. Why are taxis and buses being allowed to travel at more than 30mphnon the inside lane anyway?
Crazy system.
Maybe he was the same hit and run taxi driver who undertook my wife on the Lewes Road at more than 40mph and almost caused an accident with cyclists at the Coldean Lane junction. Why are taxis and buses being allowed to travel at more than 30mphnon the inside lane anyway? Crazy system. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 9

6:28pm Fri 16 May 14

Bill in Hanover says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop".

Oh really! You could have fooled me.
The only reason a taxi driver would stop would be to go back and kick her bicycle.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: "Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop". Oh really! You could have fooled me.[/p][/quote]The only reason a taxi driver would stop would be to go back and kick her bicycle. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 8

7:14pm Fri 16 May 14

edgelow says...

HJarrs says
"Clearly not all drivers are responsible. Here is an article about a professional driver carrying out a hit and run. People make mistakes, but hit and run is unacceptable. Professional drivers bear greater responsibility for road safety as driving is their living. This taxi driver should be prosecuted."
You are spot on for once.
He should also be banned.
The police have an obligation to prosecute drivers such as this, as the one who has declared himself the driver, may not have been the actual driver at the time of the collision, and could have driven off because he was over the drink drive limit.
HJarrs says "Clearly not all drivers are responsible. Here is an article about a professional driver carrying out a hit and run. People make mistakes, but hit and run is unacceptable. Professional drivers bear greater responsibility for road safety as driving is their living. This taxi driver should be prosecuted." You are spot on for once. He should also be banned. The police have an obligation to prosecute drivers such as this, as the one who has declared himself the driver, may not have been the actual driver at the time of the collision, and could have driven off because he was over the drink drive limit. edgelow
  • Score: 6

7:17pm Fri 16 May 14

Hove Actually says...

her professional wrote:
NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
YES they do.........
Do you think BHBC would play hard ball with the ticket price if the council stood up to them and said you will not get dedicated prime road space and also allow other road users to travel across town without being funneled into various bottlenecks. or stop subsidizing over 60s to free travel a group that contains some workers with the most disposable income of all.
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.[/p][/quote]YES they do......... Do you think BHBC would play hard ball with the ticket price if the council stood up to them and said you will not get dedicated prime road space and also allow other road users to travel across town without being funneled into various bottlenecks. or stop subsidizing over 60s to free travel a group that contains some workers with the most disposable income of all. Hove Actually
  • Score: 0

8:09pm Fri 16 May 14

Robs94 says...

I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it
I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it Robs94
  • Score: 13

8:09pm Fri 16 May 14

Robs94 says...

Almost run over*
Almost run over* Robs94
  • Score: 5

8:13pm Fri 16 May 14

Levent says...

TYPICAL TAXI DRIVER!!!!

SHE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THE DRIVER DIDN'T EVEN STOP.

I HOPE HE/SHE/IT GETS A PRISON SENTENCE!!!
TYPICAL TAXI DRIVER!!!! SHE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THE DRIVER DIDN'T EVEN STOP. I HOPE HE/SHE/IT GETS A PRISON SENTENCE!!! Levent
  • Score: 4

9:24pm Fri 16 May 14

babsticals says...

So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush. babsticals
  • Score: -2

9:29pm Fri 16 May 14

babsticals says...

Robs94 wrote:
I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it
He ran a pedestrian over as well ? ?
[quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it[/p][/quote]He ran a pedestrian over as well ? ? babsticals
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

Robs94 wrote:
I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it
ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash ..
[quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it[/p][/quote]ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash .. Mr chock
  • Score: -7

12:59am Sat 17 May 14

High Wire says...

babsticals wrote:
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Idiot High Wire
  • Score: -1

6:29am Sat 17 May 14

To baldly go says...

westpiergone wrote:
Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :)
Cyclist pulled out I front of me last week! He went through a red light, nearly got him! He then gave me the finger, I stopped and asked him what his problem was ( wonder how he explained his missing teeth to his mrs):)
[quote][p][bold]westpiergone[/bold] wrote: Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :)[/p][/quote]Cyclist pulled out I front of me last week! He went through a red light, nearly got him! He then gave me the finger, I stopped and asked him what his problem was ( wonder how he explained his missing teeth to his mrs):) To baldly go
  • Score: 0

6:56am Sat 17 May 14

To baldly go says...

clarissabtn wrote:
"Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop"
No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam.
I've got a go-pro cam fitted on the dash of my car, just incase I have an accident for my own protection! On it I see cars, buses, taxi, lorries and cyclists etc all committing offences, vehicles all breaking the speed limit, parents with kids with no seat belts on, some on mobile phones, women doing make up and so on, I am no saint myself, but after studying the footage over a couple of days I was surprised to see how many offences cyclists actually commit, when you look at how many cars versus bikes on the road and then look at offences committed, the cyclists win hands down (no pun intended).
I have even seen some bloke cycling along the A259 in hove texting on his phone only to cycle straight into the back of a parked car, nearly crashed myself laughing so much, he was alright, just a BIT embarrassed!
Clearly the taxi driver should have stopped on this occasion and should be fined and get penalty points, yes, but we all need to take a look in the mirror because I have yet to meet one person that doesn't break the law of the roads in one way or another, pedestrians included who cannot be bothered to use designated crossings and take their lives into their own hands by playing Russian roulette with the traffic, most fatalities of people crossing roads happen within 50 mtrs of a crossing!
[quote][p][bold]clarissabtn[/bold] wrote: "Of all people, you would expect a taxi driver to stop" No no, taxi drivers are notorious cyclist haters. They're the main reason I've considered getting a helmet cam.[/p][/quote]I've got a go-pro cam fitted on the dash of my car, just incase I have an accident for my own protection! On it I see cars, buses, taxi, lorries and cyclists etc all committing offences, vehicles all breaking the speed limit, parents with kids with no seat belts on, some on mobile phones, women doing make up and so on, I am no saint myself, but after studying the footage over a couple of days I was surprised to see how many offences cyclists actually commit, when you look at how many cars versus bikes on the road and then look at offences committed, the cyclists win hands down (no pun intended). I have even seen some bloke cycling along the A259 in hove texting on his phone only to cycle straight into the back of a parked car, nearly crashed myself laughing so much, he was alright, just a BIT embarrassed! Clearly the taxi driver should have stopped on this occasion and should be fined and get penalty points, yes, but we all need to take a look in the mirror because I have yet to meet one person that doesn't break the law of the roads in one way or another, pedestrians included who cannot be bothered to use designated crossings and take their lives into their own hands by playing Russian roulette with the traffic, most fatalities of people crossing roads happen within 50 mtrs of a crossing! To baldly go
  • Score: 6

6:58am Sat 17 May 14

To baldly go says...

To baldly go wrote:
westpiergone wrote:
Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :)
Cyclist pulled out I front of me last week! He went through a red light, nearly got him! He then gave me the finger, I stopped and asked him what his problem was ( wonder how he explained his missing teeth to his mrs):)
Joking!!!
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westpiergone[/bold] wrote: Same thing last week,had one reverse into me then blamed me ! ......(.wonder how he explained his broken windscreen to his boss) :)[/p][/quote]Cyclist pulled out I front of me last week! He went through a red light, nearly got him! He then gave me the finger, I stopped and asked him what his problem was ( wonder how he explained his missing teeth to his mrs):)[/p][/quote]Joking!!! To baldly go
  • Score: -3

8:12am Sat 17 May 14

babsticals says...

High Wire wrote:
babsticals wrote:
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
Idiot
Touched a nerve eh?
[quote][p][bold]High Wire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve eh? babsticals
  • Score: 2

11:56am Sat 17 May 14

ARMANA says...

Oh dear, how sad , never mind, car 1 bike 0
Oh dear, how sad , never mind, car 1 bike 0 ARMANA
  • Score: -9

1:14pm Sat 17 May 14

Robs94 says...

Mr chock wrote:
Robs94 wrote:
I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it
ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash ..
Your an idoit
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it[/p][/quote]ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash ..[/p][/quote]Your an idoit Robs94
  • Score: 3

3:26pm Sat 17 May 14

rhodeatlas says...

and i bet he was not English..don't taxis have trackers?
and i bet he was not English..don't taxis have trackers? rhodeatlas
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Sat 17 May 14

her professional says...

NickBtn wrote:
her professional wrote:
NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all....
Bus lanes benefit bus USERS and encourage people on to a more reliable service - of course bus companies benefit by more people buying tickets, but they have to play their part by investment in new vehicles, frequent services etc (high frequency services along the coast road resulting in huge growth in passengers is a good example, and all those people on the bus are leaving more room for those who need to use their cars). Finally, Brighton & Hove bus co is not a monopoly, Big Lemon, Compass, Sussex Bus and Stagecoach spring to mind as competitors. They are all free to register a route in the city and start operating within a few weeks.
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. Councils do not have direct control but they have a lot of influence. If the greens had some business-minds they would negotiate. Something like - yes, the bus company can have more bus lanes but only if prices are set at a level to encourage all to use. Instead the council has given away this shared resource to an effective monopoly who are abusing their position with such large price rises. The council can, and should, stop all new bus lanes until prices are reduced and excess profits ended. Indeed they could even go further and return bus lanes to all....[/p][/quote]Bus lanes benefit bus USERS and encourage people on to a more reliable service - of course bus companies benefit by more people buying tickets, but they have to play their part by investment in new vehicles, frequent services etc (high frequency services along the coast road resulting in huge growth in passengers is a good example, and all those people on the bus are leaving more room for those who need to use their cars). Finally, Brighton & Hove bus co is not a monopoly, Big Lemon, Compass, Sussex Bus and Stagecoach spring to mind as competitors. They are all free to register a route in the city and start operating within a few weeks. her professional
  • Score: 1

3:29pm Sat 17 May 14

her professional says...

Hove Actually wrote:
her professional wrote:
NickBtn wrote:
p a t r i c k wrote:
I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle.

That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly.

Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly.

If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.
I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured

Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.
How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.
YES they do.........
Do you think BHBC would play hard ball with the ticket price if the council stood up to them and said you will not get dedicated prime road space and also allow other road users to travel across town without being funneled into various bottlenecks. or stop subsidizing over 60s to free travel a group that contains some workers with the most disposable income of all.
Free travel for over 60 s is a national scheme.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p a t r i c k[/bold] wrote: I am glad that Robyn Gargan only suffered from a knee injury. I fully understand that she has also had headaches and back pain after this event. I have been knocked off my bicycle by a car and the amount of shock is enormous. I had migraine headaches for a few days after that event. It took some courage to get back on my bicycle. That collision described by Robyn Gargan is very common. The car drivers underestimate the speed of the bicycle and make a turning right in front of them. Often I have encountered cars turning in front of me and forcing me to stop very quickly. Everything about this story is a reminder that we must reduce the amount of motorised traffic on the roads. Car and lorry drivers must start taking responsibility and be aware that their vehicles place other road users at great risk of they are no driven properly. If we can reclaim the roads for pedestrians and cyclists Brighton & Hove will be a much better city for all of its inhabitants.[/p][/quote]I cycle as well as drive, use the bus and walk around town. There will always be bad examples of all forms of transport users. Car and lorry drivers do take responsibility, or will do as they are not anonymous. The same is not true of cyclists and this leads to irresponsible cycling (by a minority) which gives a bad name to all cyclists. Cyclists can also cause injury to others and so should be registered and insured Less vehicles would be good in Brighton and Hove. But the greens seem to be against this. After all they have stopped park and ride which would help (not everyone lives close enough to cycle!). The greens have also sat by with year upon year of above inflation bus price rises (the most recent of which Caroline Lucas has criticised but no action from her or council). A few bicycle lanes help but will never have a large impact unless you are young and fit due to all the hills in Brighton.[/p][/quote]How many more times.....Councils to not have any control over bus fares, any more than they control the price of goods in the shops.[/p][/quote]YES they do......... Do you think BHBC would play hard ball with the ticket price if the council stood up to them and said you will not get dedicated prime road space and also allow other road users to travel across town without being funneled into various bottlenecks. or stop subsidizing over 60s to free travel a group that contains some workers with the most disposable income of all.[/p][/quote]Free travel for over 60 s is a national scheme. her professional
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Sat 17 May 14

Mr chock says...

Robs94 wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
Robs94 wrote:
I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it
ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash ..
Your an idoit
no actually and the reason the taxi stopped was to make sure nothing was left in the road " and your bike is trashed " please now go and ask the lady that came to pick you up did she get run over NO ..
[quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: I was the girl who was hit by this taxi. In answer, yes actually he was aware of the fact he hit me. My witness told me that he stopped his car looked around and thought it was ok to carry on driving because the pedestrian he had also run over aswell had come straight to me to help. If some of these imbeciles commenting on here had it happen to them I'm sure they wouldn't be happy about it[/p][/quote]ohh Robyn Gargan the damage to the taxi is on the side of the vehicle correct the damage to your bike is the front . please will you be sure you were not going a little bit to fast on the bike .. and the pedestrian who came to help you was not run over .. now it really does sound like you have a bad recollection of the crash ..[/p][/quote]Your an idoit[/p][/quote]no actually and the reason the taxi stopped was to make sure nothing was left in the road " and your bike is trashed " please now go and ask the lady that came to pick you up did she get run over NO .. Mr chock
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6:47pm Sat 17 May 14

babsticals says...

babsticals wrote:
High Wire wrote:
babsticals wrote:
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
Idiot
Touched a nerve eh?
Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ???
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Wire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve eh?[/p][/quote]Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ??? babsticals
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8:25pm Sat 17 May 14

Mr chock says...

babsticals wrote:
babsticals wrote:
High Wire wrote:
babsticals wrote:
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
Idiot
Touched a nerve eh?
Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ???
she was not wearing a crash helmet " i know this might seem unimportant but if she had a bang on the head then who would she be moaning at while in hospital with bigger brain damage than .. " a smart young lady next time please wear a crash helmet and few words of advice " road junctions take care as some road users might do sudden maneuvers " althou yes you were on the main road TREAT any other motor vehicle / road user the same the Taxi driver is like any other motor vehicle " always expect danger .. " .. BTW you might not be aware of cctv of the accident local bus route .. the hotel and a bmw passing in the other direction might have dash cam .. speedy recovery to you btw .. buy a 9.99£ crash hat in Lidi http://www.hotukdeal
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[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Wire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve eh?[/p][/quote]Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ???[/p][/quote]she was not wearing a crash helmet " i know this might seem unimportant but if she had a bang on the head then who would she be moaning at while in hospital with bigger brain damage than .. " a smart young lady next time please wear a crash helmet and few words of advice " road junctions take care as some road users might do sudden maneuvers " althou yes you were on the main road TREAT any other motor vehicle / road user the same the Taxi driver is like any other motor vehicle " always expect danger .. " .. BTW you might not be aware of cctv of the accident local bus route .. the hotel and a bmw passing in the other direction might have dash cam .. speedy recovery to you btw .. buy a 9.99£ crash hat in Lidi http://www.hotukdeal s.com/deals/adults-c ycling-helmet-with-r ear-light-9-99-from- 21st-march-lidl-1499 984 Mr chock
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10:21pm Sat 17 May 14

babsticals says...

Mr chock wrote:
babsticals wrote:
babsticals wrote:
High Wire wrote:
babsticals wrote:
So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.
Idiot
Touched a nerve eh?
Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ???
she was not wearing a crash helmet " i know this might seem unimportant but if she had a bang on the head then who would she be moaning at while in hospital with bigger brain damage than .. " a smart young lady next time please wear a crash helmet and few words of advice " road junctions take care as some road users might do sudden maneuvers " althou yes you were on the main road TREAT any other motor vehicle / road user the same the Taxi driver is like any other motor vehicle " always expect danger .. " .. BTW you might not be aware of cctv of the accident local bus route .. the hotel and a bmw passing in the other direction might have dash cam .. speedy recovery to you btw .. buy a 9.99£ crash hat in Lidi http://www.hotukdeal

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Well said!
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Wire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: So all the cyclists that are commenting on here all ride their bikes properly and safely then ? Why do some believe they can take up a full traffic lanes so no drivers can get past ? Go through traffic lights at red ? Speed up when they know a car is trying to overtake in a built up area? I'm not saying all cyclists are the same,but a lot of them think they own the roads. And not all taxi drivers are the same either! Of course the taxi driver in question should have not left the scene of the accident and should have reported it,but do not tar everyone with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Idiot[/p][/quote]Touched a nerve eh?[/p][/quote]Idiots ? Imbeciles? Robs94 you are quite a rude young lady aren't you calling people names! Or is that a affect of the accident ???[/p][/quote]she was not wearing a crash helmet " i know this might seem unimportant but if she had a bang on the head then who would she be moaning at while in hospital with bigger brain damage than .. " a smart young lady next time please wear a crash helmet and few words of advice " road junctions take care as some road users might do sudden maneuvers " althou yes you were on the main road TREAT any other motor vehicle / road user the same the Taxi driver is like any other motor vehicle " always expect danger .. " .. BTW you might not be aware of cctv of the accident local bus route .. the hotel and a bmw passing in the other direction might have dash cam .. speedy recovery to you btw .. buy a 9.99£ crash hat in Lidi http://www.hotukdeal s.com/deals/adults-c ycling-helmet-with-r ear-light-9-99-from- 21st-march-lidl-1499 984[/p][/quote]Well said! babsticals
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8:30pm Sun 18 May 14

Robs94 says...

Get your facts right people I was wearing a helmet. 'Rude young lady' you take a look at what your doing.. So sad. You people thinking you know everything that happened. Get a grip people! No one got anything better to do eh?
Get your facts right people I was wearing a helmet. 'Rude young lady' you take a look at what your doing.. So sad. You people thinking you know everything that happened. Get a grip people! No one got anything better to do eh? Robs94
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3:19am Mon 19 May 14

Mr chock says...

Robs94 wrote:
Get your facts right people I was wearing a helmet. 'Rude young lady' you take a look at what your doing.. So sad. You people thinking you know everything that happened. Get a grip people! No one got anything better to do eh?
so it was not my taxi you crashed in to then .,.ok .. thats all good
are you ok now.. are you voting Green may 22 more cycle lanes and taxi drivers in uniforms .. .. thanks goodness it was not you Robs94 i can now go on my way knowing .....
[quote][p][bold]Robs94[/bold] wrote: Get your facts right people I was wearing a helmet. 'Rude young lady' you take a look at what your doing.. So sad. You people thinking you know everything that happened. Get a grip people! No one got anything better to do eh?[/p][/quote]so it was not my taxi you crashed in to then .,.ok .. thats all good are you ok now.. are you voting Green may 22 more cycle lanes and taxi drivers in uniforms .. .. thanks goodness it was not you Robs94 i can now go on my way knowing ..... Mr chock
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11:13am Tue 20 May 14

Robin48gx says...

gheese77 wrote:
I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course.
The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.
Or the taxi driver did a runner because he/she does not have a proper drivng license or the right to work in the UK.... just a possibility.
Perhaps the police should stop and check them a bit more.
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course. The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.[/p][/quote]Or the taxi driver did a runner because he/she does not have a proper drivng license or the right to work in the UK.... just a possibility. Perhaps the police should stop and check them a bit more. Robin48gx
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9:09pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

Robin48gx wrote:
gheese77 wrote:
I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course.
The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.
Or the taxi driver did a runner because he/she does not have a proper drivng license or the right to work in the UK.... just a possibility.
Perhaps the police should stop and check them a bit more.
Taxi and other " commercial vehicles " delivery vans / DHL FedEx and post office " are often really aggressive drivers but they are on the road frequently and should know the capabilities of the vehicle . I have noticed the police just watch on as buss's enter the cross hatchings junctions at the Brighton Clock tower and my knowledge is that any vehicle should not enter a cross hatching junction until there exit is clear so what do the police do with the CCTV cameras there .. it catches vehicles driving in the bus lane how many case's of bus's driving a little less than lawful have been ignored .. " comment from an enthusiastic -born again - cyclist " and one that frequently see's people in their vehicles on mobile phones to but is there any way to prevent that ?
[quote][p][bold]Robin48gx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: I've seen this sort of accident happen several times, car overtakes cyclist and then turns left across cyclists knocking them off. Usually because the driver was distracted / failed to look properly or judge the cyclists speed correctly. The cyclist here was lucky to get away with minor injuries and the taxi driver will probably just be offered re-training course. The failure to stop is a more serious issue though, there must be something seriously wrong with the taxi drivers driving if they didn't even realize they had hit someone.[/p][/quote]Or the taxi driver did a runner because he/she does not have a proper drivng license or the right to work in the UK.... just a possibility. Perhaps the police should stop and check them a bit more.[/p][/quote]Taxi and other " commercial vehicles " delivery vans / DHL FedEx and post office " are often really aggressive drivers but they are on the road frequently and should know the capabilities of the vehicle . I have noticed the police just watch on as buss's enter the cross hatchings junctions at the Brighton Clock tower and my knowledge is that any vehicle should not enter a cross hatching junction until there exit is clear so what do the police do with the CCTV cameras there .. it catches vehicles driving in the bus lane how many case's of bus's driving a little less than lawful have been ignored .. " comment from an enthusiastic -born again - cyclist " and one that frequently see's people in their vehicles on mobile phones to but is there any way to prevent that ? Mr chock
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