Monday, June 30, 2008

One rule for all. Well sometimes.

Well it's clear that it is not one rule for all in the UK. it hasn't been for a long time.

Man kills a woman gets life (OK,well a jail term). Women kills man. He clearly deserved it.
Pleb commits fraud and goes to jail. Politicians simply made an error.
The list goes on.

Now it seems that being a cyclist gets you special privileges also. I like the way Edmund King, of the AA, said "We do see cyclists just not obeying the rules of the road jumping red lights, one way streets, also we get motorists doing things that they shouldn't so maybe we need to clarify the rules for all." Read here. I don't need anything clarified you plonker.

Strange that. I see the rules being clarified for motorists every day when they break the rules by insignificant amounts. The courts are full of them. the tills chinging away like it's Christmas as the money flows to the government. Yet, cyclists break the rules big time. red lights and wrong way down a one way are not minor, and yet nothing happens to them at all.

Isn't it about time we licensed these people and got them to pass some sort of test. Where are the whingy whiney people now?

Oh No! Looks like I'm becoming one.

4 Comments:

At 8:18 pm, Blogger Mark said...

When I cycle I always try to follow the rules of the road. It can be hard to follow some rules, such as staying in the centre lane when you are going straight on, which involves pushing out into traffic.

There is a logical reason for offenders in cars to be punished more harshly - a car driver can potentially do more damage. I don't think this is the principle the British government applies but that doesn't make it wrong. We should be punishing people for endangering others and if a cyclist only endangers themselves they should be punished less severely.

 
At 9:14 am, Blogger Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Do you ... er ... own a bike, Bag?

 
At 3:57 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Mark,
The rules are there anyone that breaches them should be punished. And the punishment should fit the circumstances not always the potential result as potentially a bike going through a red light could cause a pile up. Do we want every bike rider going through a red light to be punished as if that had happened? If the system was working correctly then the punishment would fit the crime.

James, Yes. Yourself?

 
At 11:55 am, Blogger Malthebof said...

You cannot criticise cyclists they are 'green' therefore above mere mortals.

 

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