I have previously made no secret for my general dislike of cyclists. A dislike that has its genesis in many aspects of their holier than thou subculture and their mistaken belief that everyone else on the road should bend over backwards to protect them on the roads even when their own behaviour is a major contributor to their road using misfortunes. You see the way that they use our streets is inherently dangerous to their own safety, things like filtering between lanes of traffic passing cars on the left and exceeding the urban speed limits are common occurrences as are ignoring stop signs and red lights. Frankly there are some very good arguments for banning bicycles altogether from public roads for their own safety. Perhaps cyclists all need to have heath warnings tattooed on the inside of their eyelids to remind them that they are responsible for their own fate when they take to the roads.
Nothing annoys me more then the bullshit “offence” of “dooring” where unsuspecting motorists are fined for opening their car door into the path of cyclist.
I say that its a bullshit offence because in every other incident where a moving vehicle (which is precisely what a bicycle is) hits a stationary one the moving vehicle is deemed to be at fault. This is an entirely sensible principle in law that has been abandoned in an attempt to pander to the loonies in Lycra. It should be repealed and instead cyclists who crash into parked cars should be charged with driving without due care and attention.
- The Cyclist From Hell (socyberty.com)