London Boy wrote:You can't on one hand object to certain motorists treating cyclists as second class, while one the other you give them [more] reason to do it.
I give them plenty of reason to do it while obeying every law. Reason such as:
-I am a cyclist
-I am a cyclist on the road
-I am riding in 'their' lane
-I cause congestion
-I wear Lycra/HipsterJeans (need I go on?)
ldrcycles wrote:So if you see someone breaking the law you are supposed to just sit there and do nothing? To remain silent is to consent.
To remain silent is to consent. I'm not sure you'd be allowed on quite a few juries with THAT idea of consent.
I see harmless law infractions EVERY day on the roads. If I yelled at each one I saw I would be hoarse after 10minutes on the road. Every day on my commute I, along with hundreds of other cyclists use pedestrian crossings that occur in the middle of bike routes. Technically this is illegal. Should I yell at everybody for doing so? Or should I be an intelligent person and apply common sense.
This obsessive focus on rules at the expense of simply being courteous and safe has made our roads worse. Anybody who goes around yelling at people who break road rules in harmless situations is making our roads worse.