BTW, I saw a woman get plowed down the other day for crossing the bike path without looking. Here they are for transport, not leisure.
EDIT: It's not about you not dying, it's about the inconvenience and danger to others that's caused by idiots cycling with headphones that can't hear when people try to communicate with them or simply hear people coming up behind them and move over. Telling that you thought it was all about you.
Last edited by Ziemas; 07-14-14 at 11:48 AM.
The words "can" and "generally" communicate the exact opposite of black/white views.
Here's what you apparently read: People operating multi-ton machinery are dangerous, but kittens, puppies, pedestrians, and cyclists are never a danger.
See, you actually agree with spare_wheel, but for whatever reason you don't like him stating the proportionality of danger. His view does not preclude your experiences with clueless peds and cyclists.
King of the MUP segment.
Last edited by mr_bill; 07-14-14 at 12:44 PM.
Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts.
I've noticed the same types of behavior from both the wired zombies and the unwired, so I'm beginning to question the whole premise here. Further, I realized that my snap judgments pertaining to a given cyclist are usually based on where he's riding and his movements and not on the wires, which I tend to credit with some significance only after the cyclist has done something to warrant it. Perhaps we are guilty of fastening onto a visible aspect, and reinforcing a pre-existing stereotype when we blame the ear-buds and head phones.
Wtf do you keep on bleeting on about cars for? It's bizarre.
Slowed down? It's a safety issue when people are so absorbed in their music that they don't even realize other people are around, and are unable to hear their bells or shouts. Why should bikes be any different than cars in this regard?
Car head! Lol! Car bad! Bike good! You sure are full of chuckles, kiddo!
Btw, how does Democracy Now jibe with that cheapo Chinese frame? Too funny.
Ugh, I saw someone looking down at their smart, riding the wrong way in the bike lane, on a one way street, where cars love to go 40, the other night. Oh and they didn't have any lights either.
So a news article uses a few anecdotes to make a correlation between headphones and inattentive cycling, asserts, based on a few anecdotes that these cyclists are a menace, and further makes the correlation that this menace would be stopped through licensing. Pure journalistic gold.
Also, note this gem:
"It is not known how many of these cases were caused by people listening to music because the DfT and the police do not record the information."
Yet the causative fallacy is written anyway.
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