G-Ride wrote:Little wrong with that at all. To blame all incidents on motorists is just plain wrong - admittedly the quest for balance at the end was clumsy but the point was valid.
No-one is blaming motorists for ALL incidents but it does clearly allocate the total blame to them in this case.
And why shouldn't it? Pls give me some sort of even half-plausible scenario in which a driver would NOT be wholly culpable? Perhaps there is some disability issue somewhere but even in that case it is encumbent then to address an inability to check behind.
The journos concerned let another agenda on cyclists that they appear to have (hell, I have the same agenda) cross over into an unrelated matter. They were jerks who detracted from an otherwise good piece of public comment.