Re: [messengers] Cars to blame in most accidents involving cycles, says research calling for new road rules

Date: 24 Nov 2010 10:15:12 +0100
From: "Mr. White" <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>


So the cyclists were riding like saints and were still getting creamed by
cars! Surely this just reinforces the study!

On 24 November 2010 03:23, <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/cars-to-blame-in-most-accidents-involving-bicycles-says-research-calling-for-new-passing-rules/story-e6frg6nf-1225958334292
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> ok, you can't tell me anything about car drivers, I seen it all.  Only
> been knocked down twice, maybe three times, but I could write a book.
> But:  this study is BS as an indicator of who's to blame.  I'd ride like a
> saint if I had a little buddy watching me all the time.  This is called
> sampling error.
>
> Clearly the average car driver has a lot to learn about riding bikes,
> cause they don't as a rule.  Cops even more so.  (bike cops here ride on
> the sidewalk and make a mess of it).  But car drivers are a random bunch,
> as are bikers, as are pedestrians.  A pedestrian on a cell phone is
> capable of anything.
>
> Robert
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