Sunday, April 22, 2012

John Griffin has a point

The head of London’s largest minicab company says cyclists should think more about their own safety before “throwing themselves on to some of the most congested spaces in the world”. John Griffin, the founder and chairman of Addison Lee, blames the rising popularity of cycling for the increase in accidents and says cyclists should pay road tax. “Should a motorist fail to observe a granny wobbling to avoid a pothole or a rain drain, then he is guilty of failing to anticipate that this was somebody on her maiden voyage into the abyss,” he said.

This is fair comment and I would like to add my own. There are a group of cyclists in London who clearly throw caution to the wind. They charge around without any concern for their own safety and expect everyone else to take avoiding action. They pull in front of other vehicles and wear their vulnerability as a badge. "Don't hit me, I'm a vulnerable cyclist and if I fall off it is your fault". These aggressive cycling morons stampede around London with no sense of fair play or consideration for other road users. This problem appears worse in the late afternoon peak traffic flow along the Chelsea Embankment. We British have a tradition of queueing for anything but these cyclists are a race to themselves, like a herd of buffalo.
Here here, I agree, although the drivers who work for Addison Lee are a danger in themselves!!!!
They are mostly immigrants who have no sense of British traffic laws whatsoever!!
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