Thursday, November 18, 2010

Who? Not me! [updated]

Drivers should have to resit their licences every 10 years

As another tragic cyclist road death occurs, a loon calls for extra regulation for drivers.

Who? Not me! Always blame the drivers. Never any talk of regulations or specific training for the lycra freaks that court disaster with their 'I own the road' usage styles.

Highways and narrow feeder routes in congested cities are not the place for the untrained, unregistered and untaxed lycra clad.

The lycra loon goes further in the Herald. Apparently the tragic accident was caused by the cyclist swerving under a truck whilst aviding a parked car door opening. Passenger or driver's door?
Drivers have a duty of care to other road users, so we believe it's fair to check driving skills every 10 years

Right on! A duty of care? Changing that slightly makes a mockery of his rally cry...
Cyclists have a duty of care to other road users, so we believe it's fair to check riding skills every 10 years

I wonder who funds idiot organisations like CAN?


Anonymous said...

Another vocal minority group that will get its way with this government, particularly as the PM is wasting so much cash on cylce trails.

mawm said...

I cannot get over the Kiwi motorists pigish attitude toward cyclists. They will always be there so learn to share the road.

PM of NZ said...

Mawm, Attitude? It comes from years of having to endure the lyrca louts all over the road practicing their holier than thou "I'm green, therefore I own the road".

Nothing but a bloody menace on the road in heavy traffic.

mawm said...

I see a young girl was run over by a truck this am. in Blenheim. What can be so fucking important that the driver couldn't wait until it was safe to pass her?

PM - yeh they can be arrogant but some do it for the exercise.

PM of NZ said...

Mawm, I'd suspect that's something the truckie will live with for the rest of his life.

I'd also put money that the road works crew and/or local authority will never face charges for having poorly laid out roadworks.