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Old April 7th 11, 03:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_2_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of the highway code

I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...6081-28474904/


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Old April 7th 11, 03:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On Apr 7, 3:28*pm, "Mrcheerful" wrote:
I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."

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Old April 7th 11, 05:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_7_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of the highwaycode

On 07/04/2011 15:28, Mrcheerful wrote:

I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...6081-28474904/


I can recall such stories ever since the first stretch of M6 opened. They
became more frequent when the stretch from Haydock to Stafford opened in 1963.
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Old April 7th 11, 05:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_7_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On 07/04/2011 15:48, Simon Mason wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:28 pm, wrote:
I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."


....and that meant that it was completely justified to ride a push bike on a
motorway, didn't it?
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Old April 7th 11, 07:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
thirty-six
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On Apr 7, 5:13*pm, JNugent wrote:
On 07/04/2011 15:48, Simon Mason wrote:



On Apr 7, 3:28 pm, *wrote:
I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c....


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?


2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.


"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."


...and that meant that it was completely justified to ride a push bike on a
motorway, didn't it?


It's safer than a dual carriageway.
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Old April 8th 11, 01:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Jim Newman
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On 07/04/2011 17:13, JNugent wrote:
On 07/04/2011 15:48, Simon Mason wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:28 pm, wrote:
I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway
slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."


...and that meant that it was completely justified to ride a push bike
on a motorway, didn't it?


Did he cause any problems?
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Old April 8th 11, 07:55 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Doug[_3_]
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Default Motorists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On Apr 7, 3:48*pm, Simon Mason wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:28*pm, "Mrcheerful" wrote:

I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."

The obstructive motorists obviously had a poor knowledge of the
Highway Code and also bear in mind they are much more dangerous than
cyclists.

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Old April 8th 11, 07:58 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Raven[_3_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of the highway code

Jim Newman wrote:

Did he cause any problems?


Yes, several motorists had to be taken to hospital with burst blood vessels
;-)

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Old April 8th 11, 06:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_7_]
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Default Cyclists really should be tested on their knowledge of thehighway code

On 08/04/2011 01:26, Jim Newman wrote:
On 07/04/2011 17:13, JNugent wrote:
On 07/04/2011 15:48, Simon Mason wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:28 pm, wrote:
I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway
slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...

Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."


...and that meant that it was completely justified to ride a push bike
on a motorway, didn't it?


Did he cause any problems?


Apart from wasting police time (a problem he will certainly have caused), I
don't know. But it is likely that the utility of the road was reduced in the
vicinity, especially with traffic having to change lane to avoid him.

The only adequate practical punishment for such a blatant is on-the-spot
confiscation and immediate destruction of the bicycle, preferably in view of
the offender.

Then let him walk home.

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Old April 8th 11, 06:21 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Dragon
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Default Motorists really should be tested on their knowledge of the highwaycode

On 08/04/2011 07:55, Doug wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:48 pm, Simon wrote:
On Apr 7, 3:28 pm, wrote:

I can understand some one that is not too with it taking a motorway slip in
an absent minded moment, but why continue on?


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...s/2011/04/07/c...


Scraping the barrel today, Cheerless?

2/3 of the story was about the chaos drivers were causing on the M62 -
the cyclist came and went without incident.

"Drivers also faced hold-ups on the motorway’s eastbound carriageway
late yesterday, after an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The vehicles blocked the nearside lane approaching the slip road at
Junction 26 (Chain Bar) but no-one was hurt.
Traffic queues built up for several miles before the vehicles were
removed. It was the second day in a row that a serious accident
brought M62 chaos. On Tuesday, four fire crews were called to deal
with a five-vehicle pile-up which left one driver badly hurt."

The obstructive motorists obviously had a poor knowledge of the
Highway Code and also bear in mind they are much more dangerous than
cyclists.

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http://www.zing.icom43.net
A driving licence is a licence to kill.


What part of the HC would that be?
And if the traffic was that slow , why were they a danger?
 




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