Almost Half Of Londoners Are Cretins Then…

February 24, 2014 6 Comments
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Despite an announcement by the Mayor that “rogue lorries” will be stopped from entering London or fined if they do not have compulsory side guards and cyclist-friendly mirrors, 45 per cent of those living in the capital think there should be blanket ban on all HGVs in the busiest parts of the city.

Which has drawn the expected scorn. How do these people think deliveries get made, essential work gets done?

But what other findings did this survey make? And why aren’t they headlines?

The survey, by bicycle insurer Protect Your Bubble, also revealed more than eight in 10 Londoners think helmets should be made compulsory for cyclists and almost nine in 10 say cyclists should be made to undergo road safety tests.

More than two thirds of Londoners think issuing more cyclists with fixed penalty notices will improve road safety.

Very interesting! And no wonder the usual suspects would prefer you concentrated on something else…

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6 Responses to Almost Half Of Londoners Are Cretins Then…

  1. Peter MacFarlane
    February 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    “More than two thirds of Londoners think issuing more cyclists with fixed penalty notices will improve road safety.”

    Is that regardless of whether they break the rules or not?

    • February 26, 2014 at 5:27 am

      :twisted:

  2. MTG
    February 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    “More than two thirds of Londoners think issuing more cyclists with fixed penalty notices will improve road safety.”

    Well there’s ignorance for you. Don’t they know God wears Shimano sandals and lycra?

  3. February 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Absolutely. More lunacy.

  4. February 26, 2014 at 4:42 am

    In Oz one is obliged to wear a plastic hat with holes in when riding a bike. It is in case you fall off your bike and hit your head on the road. It is sartorial nonsense and does nothing – as far as I can see – for road safety. Indeed, I don’t know why they even consider the safety of the road.

    • February 26, 2014 at 5:30 am

      Heh!

      But actually, cycling helmets are a big bugbear with the lycra mafia, as they – extraordinary claim though it may be – seem to believe this makes motorists less careful around them.

      Odd people. In every sense.

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