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Old September 29th 10, 10:29 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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dgk wrote:

Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.


In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a rear-end
collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or for a red light
camera.

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Old September 29th 10, 10:51 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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"Paul - xxx" writes:

dgk wrote:

Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.


In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a rear-end
collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or for a red light
camera.


Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the time.

Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


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Old September 29th 10, 11:06 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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In , Simon Lewis
said:
"Paul - xxx" writes:

dgk wrote:

Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.


In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a
rear-end collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or
for a red light camera.


Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the time.


I've been driving legally for about 33 years, cycling for about 46.

Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


Nope, never seen a rear-ender due to someone braking for a red light, or a
camera. I've seen rear enders in traffic and on motorways and under other
circumstances ...

--
Paul - xxx

mobile ...


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Old September 29th 10, 01:42 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:06:54 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

In , Simon Lewis
said:
"Paul - xxx" writes:

dgk wrote:

Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.

In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a
rear-end collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or
for a red light camera.


Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the time.


I've been driving legally for about 33 years, cycling for about 46.

Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


Nope, never seen a rear-ender due to someone braking for a red light, or a
camera. I've seen rear enders in traffic and on motorways and under other
circumstances ...


I'm glad for you. I haven't seen it either. But that is what we call
anecdotal evidence. The statistics are he

http://thenewspaper.com/news/18/1844.asp

I haven't seen anyone get struck by lightning but I understand that it
does happen.
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Old September 29th 10, 02:40 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Sep 29, 2:51*am, Simon Lewis wrote:
"Paul - xxx" writes:

dgk wrote:


Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.


In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a rear-end
collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or for a red light
camera.


Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the time.

Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


The cell phones weren't around before either. How can you break on
time when you are talking to your sweetheart?
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Old September 29th 10, 02:49 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Sep 29, 5:42*am, dgk wrote:
On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:06:54 +0100, "Paul - xxx"



wrote:
, *Simon Lewis
said:
"Paul - xxx" writes:


dgk wrote:


Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as drivers
break sharply to avoid tickets.


In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a
rear-end collision as a result of someone braking for a red light or
for a red light camera.


Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the time.


I've been driving legally for about 33 years, cycling for about 46.


Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


Nope, never seen a rear-ender due to someone braking for a red light, or a
camera. *I've seen rear enders in traffic and on motorways and under other
circumstances ...


I'm glad for you. I haven't seen it either. But that is what we call
anecdotal evidence. The statistics are he

http://thenewspaper.com/news/18/1844.asp

I haven't seen anyone get struck by lightning but I understand that it
does happen.


Maybe it's because the odds are the same.

The situation around here BEFORE was very funny... Cars would be slow
to turn left with the arrow, but kept going long after the light
turned red.
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Old September 29th 10, 03:14 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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On Sep 28, 5:19 pm, John S wrote:
On 9/27/2010 11:26 PM, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of



the Jungle wrote:
On Sep 27, 7:18 pm, John wrote:
On 9/27/2010 2:26 PM, His Highness the TibetanMonkey& the Spirits of


the Jungle wrote:
It looks idiotic though not as much as driving 3 tons of SUV to get a
gallon of milk.


Would it be smarter to have a different sized vehicle to perfectly match
every possible transportation need? Have an SUV to haul bulk recycling
materials to the recycling center, then have a four door car to move
children, then have a hatchback to commute with sales equipment, then
have a scooter to buy milk (in good weather) a few miles away? It
sounds smarter/require less resources to have one vehicle, even if it
may be overkill at sometimes.


Most SUV owners also have bikes at home, or can buy one to go and get
a loaf of bread.


How about owning a car and renting a U-Haul truck when they need it?


I'm glad you are willing to instruct others on how to make the best
choices for their daily lives. Riding a bike for every time one wants
to go to the supermarket is often not very practical, can be very
dangerous on some roads (more so at night) and has the problems increase
with bad weather.


Big Brother already does that service for you. He decides that you
can't freely import cars from Europe. They must meet certain
standards, the same standards SUVs don't meet because they are not
technically cars but trucks, and yet you can drive them with a regular
license.

It sounds complicated but it's all about money.


I know I would not want to have to go through the hassle of renting a U
Haul truck every weekend. It is expensive, plus requires separate
insurance for each rental to be properly insured. Perhaps you would be
willing to provide trucks at cost for everyone?


Chavez' socialism allows you to fill up a gas guzzler's tank with two
bucks. Something most Americans don't know or else they would turn
socialist.

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Old September 29th 10, 06:15 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
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In , dgk
said:
On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:06:54 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

In , Simon Lewis
said:
"Paul - xxx" writes:

dgk wrote:

Red light cameras are causing lots of rear-end collisions as
drivers break sharply to avoid tickets.

In all my years and miles of driving and cycling I've never seen a
rear-end collision as a result of someone braking for a red light
or for a red light camera.

Then you haven't been driving for many years. It happens all the
time.


I've been driving legally for about 33 years, cycling for about 46.

Its what happens when people drive too fast, suddenly brake and the
other person behind, as happens all too often, isnt the regulatory
distance back.


Nope, never seen a rear-ender due to someone braking for a red
light, or a camera. I've seen rear enders in traffic and on
motorways and under other circumstances ...


I'm glad for you. I haven't seen it either. But that is what we call
anecdotal evidence. The statistics are he


Did I say any different?

http://thenewspaper.com/news/18/1844.asp

I haven't seen anyone get struck by lightning but I understand that it
does happen.


Now I _have_ seen someone struck by lightning ..

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Paul - xxx

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