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 Post subject: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:01 pm 
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Time for my annual plea.

Please remind/insist/stamp you feet and have a paddy at the cyclists in your family about high visibility and lights now it's getting darker and gloomy.

I personally have already had to do a double take at a cyclist dressed head to foot in black with no lights who was riding under a canopy of trees. He couldn't be seen but luckily I looked again.

I'm the wife and mother of cyclists (not just a motorist!) and I know I sound like a broken record about visibility and helmets and I know it's a faff sometimes but so is a broken bone (or God forbid worse) so please remind them.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:06 pm 
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The safety is paramount but as an added incentive it is a fineable offence not to have bike lights.
At the start of term local bobbies catch a few in student areas as a warning to others.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Very good and timely advice doodles. One of my dh's colleagues was hit by a car a few months back and sadly died at the scene. :( :cry: The car driver claimed she hadn't seen him. So sad.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I am still horrified by the number of kids/adults I see riding with no helmets, let alone visible gear. If nothing else, if you are unseen, at least the helmet gives you a fighting chance...


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:09 pm 
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I personally am struggling with this in the mornings too. The sun is shining bright and even with the shades on the visibility is poor.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Safety
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:51 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
I am still horrified by the number of kids/adults I see riding with no helmets, let alone visible gear. If nothing else, if you are unseen, at least the helmet gives you a fighting chance...


I pass quite a few kids going to the local school when I walk the dog - most have no helmet but some do although it is invariably hanging from the handle bars rather than being on the head it is supposed to protect.


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