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    We must all support the "WEAR A HELMET OR YOU ......

    We must all support the "WEAR A HELMET OR YOU ... WILL ... DIE!" campaign to encourage the safe and healthy activity of cycling.
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    Not to mention the fact that the background music...

    Not to mention the fact that the background music was absolutely gorgeous - much better than the rock/MOR/whatever is used as the background for other extreme videos.
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    I didn't know that bicycles created snow.

    I didn't know that bicycles created snow.
  4. Given that all certified helmets are designed to...

    Given that all certified helmets are designed to protect the wearer in falls at a maximum impact speed (head to ground) of between 12.5 and 14mph, it seems reasonable to say that they're all only...
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    How is driving while on the phone a "safer...

    How is driving while on the phone a "safer choice"? Safer for whom? She was making the choice to drive less safely and with no consideration of the danger she poses to others.
  6. I've seena fair few idiot decisions in UK cases,...

    I've seena fair few idiot decisions in UK cases, but, compare and contrast:
    Driver facing jail for seriously injuring CTC councillor | CTC
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    [QUOTE=B. Carfree;17194330] Ain't no such...

    Ain't no such thing in the UK, therefore such behaviour, while, perhaps, unwise, should be part of the rider's expecations of the possible.
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    [QUOTE=VTBike;17207503]I agree that this "bikes...

    No, it's not even theory, it's only a hypothesis, bearing in mind that "adding lots of bicycles to a shared-use (non-segregated) highway" is one of the less likely possibilities out there.

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    And I was simply pointing out that if wheels is...

    And I was simply pointing out that if wheels is used in the plural, it should imply that a front brake is required. As in my response to Joeybike, the wording of the law is illogical, since it only...
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    Coaster brakes are few and far between in the UK,...

    Coaster brakes are few and far between in the UK, thank goodness. I was simply requoting the NYS regulation 1236C which does refer to wheels and not wheel. The regulation is itself somewhat...
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    c) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake...

    c) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement."The objective is to ensure that the bicycle is capable of...
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    [QUOTE=mannie3moon;17176197] When used...

    When used properly (and with judgement) they reduce the incidence of right hooking



    There's obviously a cucltural difference betwen the US and the UK. Apart from a few numpties, no-one bats an...
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    [QUOTE=CrankyOne;17165253]Sorry I didn't get to...

    Since riders are sat in front of the queue of traffic, they're not segregated in the usual sense of the word. But, because they are in front, right hooking is much less likely

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    Advanced stop...
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    Since that is where the collision action took...

    Since that is where the collision action took place, I suspect he would have been dead
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    I saw no increase in left hooks (UK) after their...

    I saw no increase in left hooks (UK) after their introduction. As I said in my previous post, they don't absolve the rider from exercising his/her judgement and they do require you to use your...
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    My experience (UK) is that they are a useful...

    My experience (UK) is that they are a useful addition to the cycling facility toolbox, but that you still need to assume that drivers won't always use them either properly or sensibly.

    If you...
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    The law apparently says braked wheels. Even if...

    The law apparently says braked wheels. Even if you can make your rear wheel lock up, the front is still free of any braking effect.

    No advice as to what you should do, tho'.

    UK law requires...
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    [QUOTE=njkayaker;17097949]There is a whole lot...

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    Where do I say this? You are putting words in my mouth (or post) which I specifically did not say (or write).



    You still haven't answered my question. Where do I say that I only stop if...
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    [QUOTE=njkayaker;17093355]. I'm fascinated as to...

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    I'm fascinated as to how you arrive at this rather odd conclusion. I comply with the law so as to ensure, to the best of my ability, that any children around me are safe



    But, as I pointed...
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    If the law requires me to do so, yes. So I would...

    If the law requires me to do so, yes. So I would take the same attitude to the yellow bus rules in the US as I do to pedestrian crossings, or to school crossing places controlled by "lollipop"...
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    How hard is it? Not hard at all - as long as a...

    How hard is it? Not hard at all - as long as a child doesn't suddenly change direction and speed without warning - not htat that would ever happen - would it?.

    (I assume that Jeebus stands for...
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    Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I thought. I was...

    Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I thought. I was making the point that, since all the state laws I've looked at (not all, by any means) refer to "the driver of a vehicle" or some very similar form of...
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    I take your point about the roadway/shoulder...

    I take your point about the roadway/shoulder business, but I wonder what a court would make of a rider who overtook a school bus by moving onto the shoulder and ran into a child who lived up a farm...
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    Or Not:

    NY State law: " 1231. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates. Every person riding a bicycle or skating or gliding on in-line skates ...
  25. I particularly like the twerp who thinks that...

    I particularly like the twerp who thinks that cyclists ride at "less than 10%" of the speed of cars - I feel that a speed of 2.9 mph wouldn't be too conducive to a 15 mile ride to the ceremony
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