oh the joy of statistics

by Super Domestique   May 14, 2012  

Happy commute home
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82.4% of statistics are made up on the spot.

Jumping can actually make life for everyone (including the cyclist) safer especially when turning left. Risk £40 or get squashed by a lorry ... Thinking

posted by veseunr [263 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:54

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veseunr wrote:
Jumping can actually make life for everyone (including the cyclist) safer especially when turning left. Risk £40 or get squashed by a lorry ... Thinking

Agreed. Plus there's a difference between jumping a red at a pedestrian crossing when there's clearly nothing coming, and going straight over a crossroads blind. Here in Cambridge they are talking about giving CSOs the authority to spot-fine cyclists for jumping red lights, but it would just be too easy for them to abuse it.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1354 posts]
14th May 2012 - 17:24

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Exactly but can you imagine how this sort of stat could be portrayed in the press!

posted by Super Domestique [1506 posts]
14th May 2012 - 18:24

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