and no one looks silly being fed by a rubber tube for the rest of their life
do i remember reading that the carriage office can only deal with a complaint if you were a passenger?
The decision to prosecute/issue penalty notice is taken solely by Superintendent at the Garda station for that locality. If an individual Garda did not detect the offence then you are on an uphill slope right away. It will be your word against the driver and on balance the Superintendent will not progress your citing. He/she will reject it and you will not be told why. Sadly, we are up against an ingrained ‘institutional blindness’ within the echelons of An Garda management that does not seem to understand cyclists’ road safety needs. But then too many cyclists have, by their road behaviour, helped to bring this impasse about. It’s time for change on both fronts.
That old chestnut.
If safety is your number 1 priority then you should wear one while out in the car or while walking or while drinking. I know people who weren't wearing helmets in cars with seatbelts and airbags who still died or have been seriously injured. Same with while out walking and same with while being drunk. So why not everyone wear helmets all the time? There is just this ridiculous notion that cycling is exceptionally dangerous when it is not.
The wearing of helmets reinforces this notion and discourages people from cycling. Raising the number of cyclists is the biggest benefit to cycling safety.
But if you are seriously equating the risks of head injury whilst cycling, on a bike, on streets filled with cunts like the taxi driver described above, with the risk of head injury whilst walking, being belted up in a car, or simply 'being drunk', then you are either totally thick or a very bad walker. 'Chestnut' my hole.
A red-haired woman, clad in tight-fitting black trousers and sweatshirt, can be seen shouting at a man on bicycle and shoving him into the ditch in what appears to be a bout of road rage.
The incident, which was shot by a following car and posted on YouTube, is believed to have happened at around 12.25pm on Jan 28, according to Gloucester police.
The footage shows the cyclist, who is wearing Wellington boots, a waxed jacket and flat cap, pedalling along the B4425 at Ampney Coln near Bibury, Gloucester, apparently oblivious to the traffic piling up behind him.
Meanwhile, the occupants of the car can be heard exclaiming in exasperation at the actions of the "arrogant" man, who they believe could be a hunt supporter attempting to hamper the progress of a vehicle monitoring it.
Fox-hunting involving hunts tracking, chasing, and killing foxes was outlawed in 2005. But hunting by a smell or trail is still lawful and monitored by anti-hunt campaigners.
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