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1 hour ago, Cyclone said:

 

Pedestrians aren't obliged to wait for any colour, they can cross the road whenever they think it's safe.

True.

In Germany they do. If you cross the road there on Red Man, they look at you like you're a madman.

Either way, my general point is, it seems a bit of a storm in a teacup, if there's no negative effect of the claimed light jumping.

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3 hours ago, Voice of reason said:

True.

In Germany they do. If you cross the road there on Red Man, they look at you like you're a madman.

Either way, my general point is, it seems a bit of a storm in a teacup, if there's no negative effect of the claimed light jumping.

Would you say the same for cars jumping red lights?

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1 hour ago, RootsBooster said:

Would you say the same for cars jumping red lights?

no. A car and a push bike are different aren't they. Hence the 'if there's no negative effect' qualification.

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7 minutes ago, Voice of reason said:

no. A car and a push bike are different aren't they. Hence the 'if there's no negative effect' qualification.

That was my point entirely, if there's no negative effect from the car going through a red light, how would that be any different?

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3 minutes ago, RootsBooster said:

That was my point entirely, if there's no negative effect from the car going through a red light, how would that be any different?

oh, I see. I suppose if there wa sno negative then many people would be tempted to go through. If you were sat at a pedestrian crossing at 3am, completely deserted, you might go through.

What I mean is, generally a bike going though lights is generally only endangering themselves.

In the scheme of things, I suppose i'm saying I don't particularly care if they do it. No harm done, and a small benefit of making road traffic less busy.

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5 hours ago, Voice of reason said:

oh, I see. I suppose if there wa sno negative then many people would be tempted to go through. If you were sat at a pedestrian crossing at 3am, completely deserted, you might go through.

What I mean is, generally a bike going though lights is generally only endangering themselves.

In the scheme of things, I suppose i'm saying I don't particularly care if they do it. No harm done, and a small benefit of making road traffic less busy.

A cyclist running a red light has the potential to fatally a pedestrian crossing.

 

The red light means stop. Cyclists shouldn't pick and choose when to adhere to it, just as drivers shouldn't (and generally don't, since their vehicles are identifiable).

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13 hours ago, WiseOwl182 said:

A cyclist running a red light has the potential to fatally a pedestrian crossing.

 

The red light means stop. Cyclists shouldn't pick and choose when to adhere to it, just as drivers shouldn't (and generally don't, since their vehicles are identifiable).

How many red light jumpers did you see yesterday, be honest now?

 

I saw a car make an illegal left turn at Hillsborough corner across the pedestrian crossing on green.  Not the first time I've seen it either.

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11 hours ago, Cyclone said:

How many red light jumpers did you see yesterday, be honest now?

 

 

They're all too busy tapping away on their phones to notice, not that I'm tarring them all with the same brush of course.

Edited by Magneteer

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5 minutes ago, Magneteer said:

They're all to busy tapping away on their phones to notice, not that I'm tarring them all with the same brush of course.

As a cyclist I can confirm that many people use their phones on their laps in slow moving traffic probably for facebook rather than making calls or texting

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11 hours ago, Cyclone said:

How many red light jumpers did you see yesterday, be honest now?

 

I saw a car make an illegal left turn at Hillsborough corner across the pedestrian crossing on green.  Not the first time I've seen it either.

Yesterday I saw 1 cyclist run a red light. I didn't see any of the other 2 cyclists I saw approach a red light, so don't know if they were jumpers or not.

Edited by WiseOwl182

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12 hours ago, WiseOwl182 said:

Yesterday I saw 1 cyclist run a red light. I didn't see any of the other 2 cyclists I saw approach a red light, so don't know if they were jumpers or not.

And the cars?

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11 hours ago, Cyclone said:

And the cars?

I didn't see any cars run red lights, nor today either.

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