28 February 2011

And we thought it was bad here...

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Drivers vs. Cyclists clashes do not get much worse than this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12604066

Interesting to hear the driver 'felt threatened' - yet there were children and young people among the cyclists, which he indiscriminately drove over. Sheer luck prevented fatalities.

07 February 2011

News, in brief

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Three recent cycling-related news pieces from the BBC website: 

- Crown Prosecution Service cock up again: lorry driver does not even stand trial over killing a cyclist:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-12338526

- More cyclists are using helmet cameras to capture bad driving  - prompting the usual anti-cycling comments from regular BBC news site readers, together with predictable calls to do something about the plague of 'lunatic cyclists' and suggesting that perhaps pedestrian who suffer oh so much because of them, should carry cameras too - and of course, cyclists should be licensed and 'pay road tax' and all that turgid, predictable nonsense:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12334486

- More cyclists are dying on the roads - that's the BBC's take on the stats, although deep in the news item they do acknowledge CTC's crucial, crucial point:  there are more cyclists than before!  The real measure of risk would be the proportion of deaths to journeys made... but that wouldn't be news, so why report it?: