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Old 02-19-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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I actually am not shocked by the act or sentence. I am an avid cyclist and runner, and the stories I can tell on a daily basis are very upsetting. People simply don't care, and the law tends to take the "it's you against a multi thousand pound vehicle"stance in it's rulings.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I actually am not shocked by the act or sentence. I am an avid cyclist and runner, and the stories I can tell on a daily basis are very upsetting. People simply don't care, and the law tends to take the "it's you against a multi thousand pound vehicle"stance in it's rulings.
I, too, am an avid cyclist knowing full well that 99.9% of the general public lives in a small mental bubble that blinds them to all outside the bubble.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of bikes on the road, but that's just ridiculous. That bus driver has some rage issues or something.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Florida
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WOW! He only got 17 months and "disqualified from driving for two-and-a-half years?" Personally, he should have had a harsher sentence for aggravated assault and barred from ever operating a bus again. The judge in this case was way too lenient, in my opinion.
No wonder...cause it occured in England...oh my gosh, let something like that happen here, like in San Francisco or Boston, or wherever lot's of activist cyclist dwell and rule the courts, and that bus driver over here in the states, would of recieved a much heavier sentance and probably subsaquent rallies and protest.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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I remain pretty cool in situations where people put you at risk with careless driving or display very bad road manners. But bicyclists seem to bring out the worst in me. On a two lane country road we got behind a group of bicyclists laboring to get up a hill. I could have passed them but they had both lanes blocked. A psychotic PENDOT truck driver once did the same thing, straddling the middle line( when you could pass legally) and refused to allow anybody to pass him, only going back into his lane when there was oncoming traffic. So what was the point of that? If I had had a cell phone I would have reported the A hole. Another time in a national park a group of bicyclists had traffic backed up as they leisurely pedaled along at 5 MPH. Another time as I was pulling out a bicyclist passed in front of me going against traffic. Had I hit him he would have been at fault.
I am more than willing to share the road but if you can't keep up with the speed of traffic then pull over and let people get past you.
That video seemed to show the bicyclst was guilty of antagonizing the bus driver and put himself at risk. The bus driver got what he deserved but the bicyclist seemed to get what he wanted.. serious injuries.
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