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what about walking, or are they going to start taxing my shoes?

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And them poxy limos what the the size of a bus - surely they are more of a pain than 4 x 4s. Takes two lanes to turn a bloody corner!!

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Is it alright if we choose what to wear while driving them or must we wear uniform overalls approved by government and self righteous self appointed single issue simpleton pressure groups?


You mean like motorcyclists already have to? And the EU attempted to extend the compulsionlaws so bikers would have to wear specific reflective clothes. ANd they also looked at making cycling helmets compulsory too. I've only seen one statistic for cycle helmet safety, and that was from Australia about 12 years ago. Percentage of accidents resulting in hospitalisation dropped by about 20%, but the overall number of accidents increased by baout 20%. Therefore, the overall number of hospitalisations remained roughly the same.

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Excellent examples Badger. Is anything else compusory for motorcyclists, other than a crash helmet?

The nanny state is everywhere! Big Brother is watching you! (Well I certainly don't watch Big Brother!)

Another thing - why isn't there a Big Sister? Blatant sexism I say.

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Have you forgotten, when the Government spent millions on developing leg sheilds for Motorcylists? Only to discover that they broke the legs of every dummy they used! Lets not forget the Motorcycle seatbelts they tried to perfect as well! just made sure the dummies were crushed under the bikes when they crashed!

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Motor cycle helmets are the only compulsory item (unless you're a Sikh, but that's whole other story). Someone did develop an air-bag for bikes and the EU seriously considered introducing it. And a law was discussed that would make it illegal for motorbikes to weave through queues of stationary traffic.

I'd forgotten about the leg-shields. They did actually improve protection in on especific type of accident, which happened maybe 5% of the time. In all other accidents it increased injury.

And why aren't motorbikes allowed in Bus Lanes? Is it because they have a licence plate and can be fined if they do?

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I thought one of the main points of having a motor bike was so you CAN weave through stationary traffic!

Even when on the move, if I see a bike in the mirror wanting to pass, I will try to shift over a bit or something to let it through - all circumstances being safe of course.

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4x4's driven by women on the school run, what a pain these women are. Their road tax should rise. The only "off-roading" they do is to bump up kerbs and park on grass verges. Or they should drive around and collect other kids to remove other 4x4's off the roads.

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Gas vans in general and their drivers <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Theres a reason for gas vans and drivers, not women driving 500yards to drop their kids at school!

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Theres a reason for gas vans and drivers, not women driving 500yards to drop their kids at school!


Hi DG <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Am I glad I dont have kids <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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(sighs) It is obvious from how clear the roads are during the holidays that a majo cause of congestion and pollution etc etc is the unnecessary use of cars to drive children to school. The means of transmission of those vehicles is totally irrelevant: it could even be argued that a 12 seater CSW Defender is thebest vehicle to use if 11 kids were taken in it, rather than 11 seperate vehicles.

The point is though that this major unnecessary use of cars is what people should be moaning about, not randomly picking on a particular class of vehicle.

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not randomly picking on a particular class of vehicle.



Of course, you're right.

But sometimes it feels good to pick on people for no other reason than they're in a great big vehicle and they're much more visible. As a 4x4 owner, you're naturally very defensive about them, but, hey, relax... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />




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