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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 732
Posted By vol
Actually, streetcars may have the track hazard,...

Actually, streetcars may have the track hazard, but it can help reduce other accidents such as right hooks. :)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By vol
Lucky: Cyclist clung to underside of moving...

Lucky:
Cyclist clung to underside of moving truck to avoid being crushed (http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/cyclist-clung-to-underside-of-moving-truck-to-avoid-being-crushed-1.2049153)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 732
Posted By vol
De Blasio Proposes $2.5 Billion Streetcar Route...

De Blasio Proposes $2.5 Billion Streetcar Route Along Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront: Gothamist (http://gothamist.com/2016/02/04/streetcar_named_de_blasio.php#photo-1)
(web address:...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-28-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
Also very useful at night. The cars' headlights...

Also very useful at night. The cars' headlights are very visible even when they are far away. On bike paths, I can know from the mirror if other cyclists are going to pass me if they use front or...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 732
Posted By vol
A while ago we had a thread here:...

A while ago we had a thread here: http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1049826-streetcar-named-disaster.html
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
Sooo well said--my thoughts all along as well....

Sooo well said--my thoughts all along as well. You buy a $40 tailight and there is no good way to mount it; a rear rack bracket is sold separately for $10. A handlebar extention $15, panniers (aka...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
Holy cow. I innocently took your question as a...

Holy cow. I innocently took your question as a sincere one and put down what I was doing to reply to you. If you've read enough and are physically ill from reading why did you ask for it? I wouldn't...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
One important use of the mirrors for me is to...

One important use of the mirrors for me is to spot any large trucks coming from behind, and be prepared to avoid being close to it.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By vol
Sometimes not practical. For me it helps...

Sometimes not practical.

For me it helps that I never ride too fast. The mirrors are even more helpful when you are slow.



I just noticed you are in New Orleans. This is not related to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
Have there been accidents due to bike mirror...

Have there been accidents due to bike mirror "distraction"?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,060
Posted By vol
What light were you using? you bike looks like on...

What light were you using? you bike looks like on fire.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,060
Posted By vol
Will not help when you encounter a salmon cyclist...

Will not help when you encounter a salmon cyclist coming at you at night who also has no light.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
It's a lesson. We do that, too. Will avoid.

It's a lesson. We do that, too. Will avoid.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
The bear that killed a human to feed herself and...

The bear that killed a human to feed herself and her cubs got something out of the killing, but the truck driver that killed a stranger on the bike or on foot got nothing positive even if he's not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
^^^^^ +10. Basically, cyclists are not being...

^^^^^ +10.
Basically, cyclists are not being spared of the slightest lack of vigilance (punished by death and often blamed in the court), while truck drivers are given merciful understanding and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
Another elaborate article on right hooks by...

Another elaborate article on right hooks by trucks and tragic incidents:

Collision Course: With Wary Eye on Big Trucks, Bike Riders Seek Safe Space on City Streets - FairWarning | FairWarning...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,250
Posted By vol
In the comments after this report...

In the comments after this report (http://gothamist.com/2016/07/07/camaro_hit_run_williamsburg.php), there was a comment saying the vehicle was found right near the 90th precinct, suggesting the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
Night time riding with bright lights has some...

Night time riding with bright lights has some advantages over daytime riding. If it's night and the woman in the video had a bright front light with long throw, it should have caught the driver's...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
I agree. The driver may not even look at the...

I agree. The driver may not even look at the mirror when they should, may be texting, etc. (that's why, don't be close to the space between the front and rear wheels). Another danger that I often see...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 01:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
What Cyclists Need To Know About Trucks - i am...

What Cyclists Need To Know About Trucks - i am traffic (http://iamtraffic.org/resources/interactive-graphics/what-cyclists-need-to-know-about-trucks/)

What Cyclists Need to Know about Trucks...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
How about this idea? After Cyclist Death,...

How about this idea?

After Cyclist Death, Brother Pushes For Truck Side Guards | Here & Now (http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/03/17/truck-side-guards-to-protect-cyclists)


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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,082
Posted By vol
Not a problem once you are used to it. I love my...

Not a problem once you are used to it. I love my convex mirrors. They give me pretty wide views. When I see a vehicle in the mirror I know how far/close it is. The few times I rode without mirrors I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,180
Posted By vol
Sometimes the alternatives to bike commuting are...

Sometimes the alternatives to bike commuting are not necessarily safer. The subway system is crime ridden, plus crazies spitting and pushing strangers onto the tracks, contagious diseases, ...not to...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-21-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By vol
Yes, thanks, it worked. I totally missed the...

Yes, thanks, it worked. I totally missed the first line asking for current password.
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-20-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By vol
Can't change password

Was trying to change password, typed new password twice (confirm), then got the message "The password you have entered does not match your current one. Please press the back button, enter the correct...
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