road rage poll in the papers

Hold pages 35 and 42 respectively of today's Mirror and Sun!

by Tony Farrelly   May 1, 2009 road rage poll

Our story about's recent poll in which over 90 per cent of users said they had been the victim of some sort of abuse when riding their bikes ranging from occasional verbals from motorists right through to outright physical attack has been picked up by two national newspapers today.

The Mirror and the Sun both run short pieces on the poll which highlights the sort of treatment many cyclists regularly have to put up with from other road users.

While the stories may be buried towards the back of each paper they do make it in – which is progress. It's on the Mirror website too.

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Thats positive tony, its good that stories like this are being picked up and that is being referred to.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
1st May 2009 - 12:54


Trust the Sun and Mirror to use a survey of 250 ppl as evidence.

posted by Alankk [132 posts]
1st May 2009 - 13:45


We never said that it was a scientific survey, but it is real people's experiences

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
1st May 2009 - 13:58

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I think its great to highlight the problem. Last year I had numerous incidents of verbal abuse, was spat at bby a car passenger and had a drink thrown at me from a car.

None of these were in anyway incited or even relating to rights of wayc it was simply idiots having their 'fun' as they drove past/towards me.

I take Alankk's point that its a small representation but I have no doubt that its a fair indication of the larger picture. I'm pleased its been picked up by the popular press and hopefully will help to change some attitudes.

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
1st May 2009 - 15:11