New Cycle Cameras = £120 fine

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    New cycle lane cameras to hit wayward drivers with £120 fine - Times Online

    This is fine, but IMO, they should fine cyclists for going through red lights. Why should they be allowed to go through red lights ? They use the road like the motorists, and should have the same duty of care / responsibilities as other road users.

    "I'm a cyclist and I'm not responsible for anything". Fuck off.
     
  2. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

    Didnt read the article but werent these fines already in place? Except that they were useless since 2 people in the past year have actually been fined.

    Don't really blame cyclists from jumping red lights when it's clear to be fair.
     
  3. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    I know what you're saying, but the lights are red for a reason. A red light means stop. Which means its generally understood to be unsafe to proceed. But it safe for a cyclist yes ?
     
  4. Mojo

    Mojo Fledgling Freddie

    There was some mention from Ken Livingstone iirc regarding trying to put numberplate's on bikes in London so they could be traced when doing such things, can't see it happening though.
     
  5. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    But you see, when a person is surrounded by 2 tons of metal, and other safety equipment, he's more likely to get hurt if there's a crash due to running a red light.

    A cyclist on the other hand, is quite safe on his polycarbon shlong-extension.

    It's basic science really :D
     
  6. Vladamir

    Vladamir FH is my second home

    Because if a cyclist hits something the worst that'll happen is a few bruises.

    Not quite the same if a car going over 30 mph hits something now is it.
     
  7. Nate

    Nate FH is my second home


    What if a cyclist goes through a red light, gets hit by a car going 30mph? There's going to be more then a few bruises.
     
  8. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Yeah the red light really isn't to protect others from your super pimped BMX, but to protect you from the shwooming metal wall that's about to hit that particular part of road.
     
  9. Chronictank

    Chronictank FH is my second home

    cyclist hitting a pedestrian at 30mph is no less painful/dangerous than being hit by a car tbh
    At least on a car they are designed to take the impact in such a way to cause minimal damage to you, a cycle is by no means and less dangerous

    but more to the point as said above your not going to come off better than the car that hits you
     
  10. crispy

    crispy Can't get enough of FH

    Actually in alot of countries, when the traffic is thin the lights blink yellow which means 'drive if you can', so its pretty narrowminded just to think 'red light, don't go'. You dont take a green light for safe either you know?
     
  11. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    I take green light as a "You may pass", but with care. But when there's a red light on my face, i tend to think "Hmm, not worth the two seconds." :D

    Like i said on another thread, i don't even jaywalk. Not even in the middle of the night with noone around.

    Hmm, excellent scene into a Scary Movie or something:

    Guy jumps up and down, looks back over his shoulder, the maniac with the axe is running towards him:

    "Come on...comeoncomeoncomeon!"

    Maniac comes closer, guy gets more and more anxious.

    "Oh for f*cks sake come on!!"

    The maniac swings his axe, the light turns green and the guy starts running just in time.
     
  12. Vladamir

    Vladamir FH is my second home

    You're right, the world as we know it will end :(
     
  13. Sparx

    Sparx Cheeky Fucknugget

    Its not narrow minded at all, its the law and its there for a reason. If everyone started jumping reds because they weren't narrowminded or listened to the man then there would be alot more accidents

    i dont know any cyclists that can go 30mph
     
  14. Chronictank

    Chronictank FH is my second home

    reminds me of
    YouTube - Harold and Kumar go to white castle cop scene
    [youtubevid]hS90u2Zg_3I[/youtubevid]
     
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  15. Huntingtons

    Huntingtons Resident Freddy

    god i love herold and kumar <3333333333 keep posting clips from it chronic!
     
  16. Chronictank

    Chronictank FH is my second home

    if you liked Harold and Kumar you might want to check out Super troopers
    YouTube - Super Troopers - Intro
    [youtubevid]ohV6q5wE1hE[/youtubevid]
     

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