John of course fails here as I was specifically referring to his logic as being at fault, NOT the rules of the road.This is the statement by genec to which we both refer:
Originally Posted by genec
It is a mindset locked into a logic circle... He is absolutely right, if everyone obeyed the rules of the road and the laws, there would be no collisions.
The problem is that reality rears it's ugly head and the fact is people don't know the laws and the laws they do know they tend to bend... then all the straight forward logic falls by the wayside... and the result is what we have. In this imperfect world, something other than laws has to come to the forefront... and he fails to acknowledge this. His supporters tend to also think this way... while turning a blind eye to reality. It is the thinking of the computer programmer, that knows the machine will follow code infallibly.. unfortunately as soon as you throw live humans into the mix, everything goes haywire.
I used to test CAD software for this one large ECAD company... their programmers demonstrated the same sort of thinking... they would give us scripts to enact as tasks... and yes, the software would work wonderfully as long as one held to the script... but as soon as one wanted to deviate from the script (as changes do occur in real life) and the user tried to use the software in a manner other than that which was scripted, the software would fall apart. John just keeps playing the script... and taking the position of the programmer... without any sight of reality.
John is also right in that as humans, neither the cyclist nor the motorist has any real priority (or rights) to use the road above the other... buy try to tell that to a motorist who has just harnessed 200 HP, that the 1/3 horsepower human is his equal.
As you can read, all of Genec's first statement is about the rules of the road. There is nothing about facilities. Therefore, his complaint that I have changed the subject, "the worst case of spin I have ever seen", is erroneous.