Minor complaints thread (2 Viewers)

GARYXKNIFEDX

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Feb 5, 2003
Threads
716
Messages
17,902
Website
Visit site
Those electric scooters I've been seeing a lot of the past few days. I'm not entirely sure a lot of people should be on them. I'm pretty sure there's a real lack of awareness of the road,or pedestrians by the people riding them. Seems they are just wizzing by with not a care in the world in total oblivian to surroundings.

(minor complaint as I've only really noticed them the past few days and it's only an initial impression)
 

ann post

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2002
Threads
368
Messages
19,860
Location
Internment Explorer sp3
Those electric scooters I've been seeing a lot of the past few days. I'm not entirely sure a lot of people should be on them. I'm pretty sure there's a real lack of awareness of the road,or pedestrians by the people riding them. Seems they are just wizzing by with not a care in the world in total oblivian to surroundings.

(minor complaint as I've only really noticed them the past few days and it's only an initial impression)
yeah i'm also skeptical. On a bike you have to practice to maintain any kind of speed so there is a learning curve. with those things its ebay->25kmh immediately and then landfill about 2 years later.

HOWEVER.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how road markings exist because people are absolute fucking morons and a giant picture of every action has to be painted on the road or on a sign to stop us maiming each other.

Maybe if there were big pictures on the road for scooters people would be less of morons?
 

rettucs

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Apr 18, 2006
Threads
414
Messages
21,447
Location
Post of the week winner: 22nd March, 2013
Those electric scooters I've been seeing a lot of the past few days. I'm not entirely sure a lot of people should be on them. I'm pretty sure there's a real lack of awareness of the road,or pedestrians by the people riding them. Seems they are just wizzing by with not a care in the world in total oblivian to surroundings.

(minor complaint as I've only really noticed them the past few days and it's only an initial impression)
amen, they are lethal. Some of the cycling lobby have been singing their praises and are starting to row in behind them to get legalised. Have had more than a few rows with them over it. They are LETHAL, and mostly ridden by pricks (not the good kind).
 

hermie

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2003
Threads
110
Messages
6,282
Location
blemmer
Website
Visit site
Have yet to come across a single incident and there are millions of the whizzing by on my walk in. Of course there will always be a bit of a learning curve with anything. New cyclists/drivers are every bit as lethal, if not more. I should point out that I don't own one, would be far too embarrassed.
 

GARYXKNIFEDX

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Feb 5, 2003
Threads
716
Messages
17,902
Website
Visit site
Have yet to come across a single incident and there are millions of the whizzing by on my walk in.

True,but then I don't remember the last time I saw an incident involving a bike either.

Like I said,it's an initial impression for me.

I wonder how many people are using them instead of a car/bus etc vs instead of walking?
 

hermie

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2003
Threads
110
Messages
6,282
Location
blemmer
Website
Visit site
True,but then I don't remember the last time I saw an incident involving a bike either.

Like I said,it's an initial impression for me.

I wonder how many people are using them instead of a car/bus etc vs instead of walking?
I see an incident with a bike I'd say about once a week. Usually a near miss with a bus or a collision with a pedestrian or just someone falling off when they've had to adjust to something going on ahead.

In my limited anecdotal experience my cousin has stopped driving to the IFSC and is using one.
 

Unicron

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
May 21, 2003
Threads
311
Messages
16,046
Location
Near Cybertron
Website
theformersovietreublic.bandcamp.com
Thats horrendous RIP. And not forgetting the traumatised lorry driver

People need to be careful around lorries no messing
There was an awful incident a few years ago in my village where someone was killed in an incident with a lorry. It absolutely wasn't the lorry drivers fault but a couple of years later he took his own life.
 

ann post

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2002
Threads
368
Messages
19,860
Location
Internment Explorer sp3
Just realized that they made me drink Heineken instead of hipster hop beard stroking organic craft ale at that gig lastnight and thats why i feel like I'm going to die of chemicals today.
 

ann post

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2002
Threads
368
Messages
19,860
Location
Internment Explorer sp3
At the stage of hungover where i was about to post natalie dormer in the horn thread (i have done this before) but I got too worried that it would lead to a conversation so I backed out.


 

therealjohnny

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 1, 2002
Threads
322
Messages
29,930
Those electric scooters I've been seeing a lot of the past few days. I'm not entirely sure a lot of people should be on them. I'm pretty sure there's a real lack of awareness of the road,or pedestrians by the people riding them. Seems they are just wizzing by with not a care in the world in total oblivian to surroundings.

(minor complaint as I've only really noticed them the past few days and it's only an initial impression)
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create a thumped.com account. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

We're listening to...

  • Afro tombo
    Afro tombo
    Moussier Tombola
    Afro tombo

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Trending Threads

Latest threads

Top