Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

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Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

Postby uart » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:25 pm


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Re: Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

Postby RonK » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:37 pm

Need to see this happening here. It puts the lie to the claim that an inadequate passing distance cannot be measured.

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Re: Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

Postby josskey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:50 pm

uart wrote:It's from a US perspective, but I think still very relevant here:

https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/new-study-looks-attitudes-drivers-toward-cyclists-and-it-aint-pretty.html


SMIDSU is the story of my life. some sound advice in the comments down there. though it's sad to realise that if you decide to cycle you are almost a suicide

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Re: Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

Postby uart » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:08 pm

josskey wrote:SMIDSU is the story of my life. some sound advice in the comments down there. though it's sad to realise that if you decide to cycle you are almost a suicide

Yes I totally agree. And one of the important finding of this study IMHO is that SMIDSY and IDGAF are not as dis-similar as might first appear, with many cases actually being SMIDSY because IDGAF (and hence couldn't really be bothered looking for you).

I also like this quote from the article:
So, basically, the more people hate cyclists, the more they want to regulate them and helmet them and licence them, rather than actually give them some basic safe infrastructure (which might mean giving up some precious road.)

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Re: Study looks at attitudes of drivers toward cyclists, and it ain't pretty

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:46 pm

uart wrote:I also like this quote from the article:
So, basically, the more people hate cyclists, the more they want to regulate them and helmet them and licence them, rather than actually give them some basic safe infrastructure (which might mean giving up some precious road.)


Yep, I thought that was pretty much perfectly on point.

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