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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 11:26
Subject: Usually it's the other way round
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Cyclists often rightly complain that other road users don't always see them. This is a problem - a number of collisions occur when vehicles pull out or cut across in front of them.

But this case is different: Cyclist doesn't see stationary van.

nil nisi bonum and all that, but <cynical>I can only think that, the van being stopped at a pedestrian crossing, the cyclist was too intent on running the red light and knocking over a pedestrian or two ...</cynical>
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-04 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But being hit suddenly and unexpectedly by a fast moving cyclist is also likely to knock you over. If you don't expect the impact (and the quietness of bikes is a problem in that area), then you don't have much reaction time.

It's also very unusual for pedestrians to wear helmets.
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