Over 400 people stopped for not wearing seatbelts in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Over 400 people stopped for not wearing seatbelts Over 400 people stopped for not wearing seatbelts

POLICE have stopped 441 people including six children not wearing seatbelts in their vehicles in Hampshire last week as part of a Eurpoe-wide crackdown.

The constabulary were taking part in a European campaign to catch those who don’t wear a seatbelt when they should do.

Since 1983 it’s been law to wear a seatbelt in a vehicle except in a few rare exceptions.

Those who were caught face a fine of up to £500 or being offered the chance to go on an awareness course as an alternative.

Officers hope by stopping them they have highlighted the danger they are putting themselves in if their vehicle is involved in a crash.

As well as the 441 stopped for seatbelt offences officers taking part in the crackdown also detected 61 other offences from using a mobile phone while driving to defective tyres and no insurance.

Hampshire’s Road Safety Officer, Sergeant Rob Heard said: “It has been surprising how many people are still not wearing their seatbelts and not really understanding the risks they are putting themselves under. The devastating injuries or possible fatal injuries you can receive from not wearing a seat belt really should encourage everyone to belt up. It is just not worth risking your life and the heartache your family will feel from your loss.

“European research shows that about 50 per cent of all car occupants that die in a fatal accident in the EU could have survived of they had worn a seatbelt.

“I have noted from the checks I have attended, that many of those caught not wearing a seatbelt are van drivers who state they wear the belts in their cars but forget to wear them in their vans when at work, sometimes because they are only travelling short distances. The law states you must wear a seatbelt unless you are driving a goods vehicle on deliveries and are travelling no more than 50 metres between stops.

“Forgetting to wear the belt is the biggest excuse we found. We have had some interesting excuses though as well. One man told us he did not want to ruin his tan. Due to the recent sunny weather he had caught a tan to his chest and felt the belt would wear some of the tan away.

"A couple of people stated they never wore a seatbelt and would still not wear one because they felt that was their right. Others complained that their seat belt did not fit them - however adjusters and extenders are available and it is not a valid excuse.

“It would appear that the majority of people do wear seatbelts, but we still need to encourage everyone to do so. This campaign has been good at raising awareness and we will continue to stop anyone who is seen not wearing a seatbelt. Remember the old saying 'Clunk Click' every trip; it’s still very relevant today.”

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7:01pm Wed 19 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

i keep telling my wife to belt up , but does she listen
i keep telling my wife to belt up , but does she listen mickey01
  • Score: 10

7:53pm Wed 19 Mar 14

victor meldrew,totton says...

Lets not **** foot around witha possible £500 fine or a rehabilitation course just hit them with a £1000 fine end of story. We are far to soft with these irresponsible drivers who could cause so much suffering to themselves and their families if they are serious hurt or even killed by their disregard of wearing such a simple and effective safety devive. The same goes for people using mobile phones while driving hit them with a £1000 fine no messing . As regards van drivers not belting up I swear this is some sort macho thing and they probably think because they drive a big van no way will they be flung through the windscreen in the event of an accident. Can someone explain why taxi drivers don't have to wear seat belts as I can't understand how they get away with it.
Lets not **** foot around witha possible £500 fine or a rehabilitation course just hit them with a £1000 fine end of story. We are far to soft with these irresponsible drivers who could cause so much suffering to themselves and their families if they are serious hurt or even killed by their disregard of wearing such a simple and effective safety devive. The same goes for people using mobile phones while driving hit them with a £1000 fine no messing . As regards van drivers not belting up I swear this is some sort macho thing and they probably think because they drive a big van no way will they be flung through the windscreen in the event of an accident. Can someone explain why taxi drivers don't have to wear seat belts as I can't understand how they get away with it. victor meldrew,totton
  • Score: -2

8:03pm Wed 19 Mar 14

dolomiteman says...

Taxi drivers don't have to wear seats belts for their own safety as they are picking up strangers off the streets, Private hire drivers should wear their belts as they only pick up pre booked clients. All taxi drivers should wear their belts on long journeys i.e airport runs and when there are no passengers in the car.
Delivery drivers that make frequent stops that are less than 50 yards apart are exempt from wearing belts.
You are correct that drivers of large vans won't get thrown through the windscreen but neither will car drivers, it is the air bag deploying that will kill or seriously injure you if you are not belted.
Taxi drivers don't have to wear seats belts for their own safety as they are picking up strangers off the streets, Private hire drivers should wear their belts as they only pick up pre booked clients. All taxi drivers should wear their belts on long journeys i.e airport runs and when there are no passengers in the car. Delivery drivers that make frequent stops that are less than 50 yards apart are exempt from wearing belts. You are correct that drivers of large vans won't get thrown through the windscreen but neither will car drivers, it is the air bag deploying that will kill or seriously injure you if you are not belted. dolomiteman
  • Score: 5

8:20pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

dolomiteman wrote:
Taxi drivers don't have to wear seats belts for their own safety as they are picking up strangers off the streets, Private hire drivers should wear their belts as they only pick up pre booked clients. All taxi drivers should wear their belts on long journeys i.e airport runs and when there are no passengers in the car.
Delivery drivers that make frequent stops that are less than 50 yards apart are exempt from wearing belts.
You are correct that drivers of large vans won't get thrown through the windscreen but neither will car drivers, it is the air bag deploying that will kill or seriously injure you if you are not belted.
Or the unsecured passenger could give you fatal/life threatening head and/or neck injuries.
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers don't have to wear seats belts for their own safety as they are picking up strangers off the streets, Private hire drivers should wear their belts as they only pick up pre booked clients. All taxi drivers should wear their belts on long journeys i.e airport runs and when there are no passengers in the car. Delivery drivers that make frequent stops that are less than 50 yards apart are exempt from wearing belts. You are correct that drivers of large vans won't get thrown through the windscreen but neither will car drivers, it is the air bag deploying that will kill or seriously injure you if you are not belted.[/p][/quote]Or the unsecured passenger could give you fatal/life threatening head and/or neck injuries. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -1

9:06pm Wed 19 Mar 14

jonnyx says...

"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt. jonnyx
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Mary80 says...

Drivers don't grasp that if they are in a crash belts can save their lives and it annoys me they tell the police off yet its them that have to tell their family they died.
Drivers don't grasp that if they are in a crash belts can save their lives and it annoys me they tell the police off yet its them that have to tell their family they died. Mary80
  • Score: 3

9:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
[quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -3

9:49pm Wed 19 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Isn't it a fact that if you have an accident while not wearing your seat belt it nullifies any Insurance claim? If not, why not?
Isn't it a fact that if you have an accident while not wearing your seat belt it nullifies any Insurance claim? If not, why not? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:52pm Wed 19 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 7

9:57pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Tut tut motorists flouting the law as usual
Tut tut motorists flouting the law as usual bigfella777
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -7

7:44am Thu 20 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Mary80 wrote:
Drivers don't grasp that if they are in a crash belts can save their lives and it annoys me they tell the police off yet its them that have to tell their family they died.
Of course they grasp that. They're just making a judgement call on the likelihood of them actually having an accident.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Drivers don't grasp that if they are in a crash belts can save their lives and it annoys me they tell the police off yet its them that have to tell their family they died.[/p][/quote]Of course they grasp that. They're just making a judgement call on the likelihood of them actually having an accident. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 0

7:47am Thu 20 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
Having seen a video demonstrating what you consider to be "cutting up" - also known as driving around normally, but in the vicinity of an idiot with a chip on his shoulder riding a bike - I'm prepared to bet hard cash that you'll do it.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.[/p][/quote]Having seen a video demonstrating what you consider to be "cutting up" - also known as driving around normally, but in the vicinity of an idiot with a chip on his shoulder riding a bike - I'm prepared to bet hard cash that you'll do it. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 3

8:42am Thu 20 Mar 14

hantsres says...

I notice the majority of police officers that I see in police vehicles are not wearing their seatbelts. They should be setting a good example.
I notice the majority of police officers that I see in police vehicles are not wearing their seatbelts. They should be setting a good example. hantsres
  • Score: 1

9:35am Thu 20 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about.

Grow the smeg up!
Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about. Grow the smeg up! camerajuan
  • Score: 2

9:50am Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.[/p][/quote]I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:49am Thu 20 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.
Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.[/p][/quote]I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.[/p][/quote]Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -1

11:41am Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Remember the old phrase Clunk Click Every Trip.
Remember the old phrase Clunk Click Every Trip. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:45am Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Remember the old phrase Clunk Click Every Trip.
It's in the thread I hadn't noticed! It is said that making it compulsory should save 1,000 lives and 10,000 injuries every year.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Remember the old phrase Clunk Click Every Trip.[/p][/quote]It's in the thread I hadn't noticed! It is said that making it compulsory should save 1,000 lives and 10,000 injuries every year. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:48am Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

camerajuan wrote:
Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about.

Grow the smeg up!
I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about. Grow the smeg up![/p][/quote]I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

2:17pm Thu 20 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about.

Grow the smeg up!
I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.
I agree, but what does any of this have to do with cycling - which you brought into this?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about. Grow the smeg up![/p][/quote]I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.[/p][/quote]I agree, but what does any of this have to do with cycling - which you brought into this? camerajuan
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Thu 20 Mar 14

good-gosh says...

I don’t like seat belts. You can reach the six pack on the back seat
I don’t like seat belts. You can reach the six pack on the back seat good-gosh
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Thu 20 Mar 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

Cyclists should be made to wear seatbelts as well,it would stop them flying over their handlebars if they were in an accident.....why is it that us car drivers are always being picked on! ; )
Cyclists should be made to wear seatbelts as well,it would stop them flying over their handlebars if they were in an accident.....why is it that us car drivers are always being picked on! ; ) 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.
Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree.
No, if you cause another road user to change speed and/or direction, you are driving carelessly/recklessl
y, perspective has nothing to do with it.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.[/p][/quote]I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.[/p][/quote]Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree.[/p][/quote]No, if you cause another road user to change speed and/or direction, you are driving carelessly/recklessl y, perspective has nothing to do with it. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -4

4:16pm Thu 20 Mar 14

good-gosh says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about.

Grow the smeg up!
I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.
I stopped for a cyclist today. The wife said I would go to heaven. I said Jesus would might make me a policeman. She said they don’t need policemen in heaven. I said they will when all these cyclists get up there.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about. Grow the smeg up![/p][/quote]I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.[/p][/quote]I stopped for a cyclist today. The wife said I would go to heaven. I said Jesus would might make me a policeman. She said they don’t need policemen in heaven. I said they will when all these cyclists get up there. good-gosh
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

good-gosh wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about.

Grow the smeg up!
I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.
I stopped for a cyclist today. The wife said I would go to heaven. I said Jesus would might make me a policeman. She said they don’t need policemen in heaven. I said they will when all these cyclists get up there.
Not even sure that qualifies as a legible paragraph but good try.

Must do try harder England like what I do Goshgood.
[quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Jesus only this website can a story about seatbelts be turned into an anti-cycling debate before long with gilbert about. Grow the smeg up![/p][/quote]I suspect that if Jesus was alive (and who is to say he isn't) he would encourage everyone to use their seat belts, it should be part of your religion.[/p][/quote]I stopped for a cyclist today. The wife said I would go to heaven. I said Jesus would might make me a policeman. She said they don’t need policemen in heaven. I said they will when all these cyclists get up there.[/p][/quote]Not even sure that qualifies as a legible paragraph but good try. Must do try harder England like what I do Goshgood. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Turtlebay says...

"The law states you must wear a seatbelt unless....." yes Mr Plod the Policeman, it also says that you may not stop nor park on a Clearway, yet your 'safety camera vans' do just that!

So do we need to obey the law whilst you get off scot free?
"The law states you must wear a seatbelt unless....." yes Mr Plod the Policeman, it also says that you may not stop nor park on a Clearway, yet your 'safety camera vans' do just that! So do we need to obey the law whilst you get off scot free? Turtlebay
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6:41pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Turtlebay wrote:
"The law states you must wear a seatbelt unless....." yes Mr Plod the Policeman, it also says that you may not stop nor park on a Clearway, yet your 'safety camera vans' do just that!

So do we need to obey the law whilst you get off scot free?
I've often seen them pull vehicles over into bus stops that are legally counted as clearways.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: "The law states you must wear a seatbelt unless....." yes Mr Plod the Policeman, it also says that you may not stop nor park on a Clearway, yet your 'safety camera vans' do just that! So do we need to obey the law whilst you get off scot free?[/p][/quote]I've often seen them pull vehicles over into bus stops that are legally counted as clearways. Ginger_cyclist
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11:14am Fri 21 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
jonnyx wrote:
"It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.
When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.
No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o )

Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.
Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.
I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.
Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree.
No, if you cause another road user to change speed and/or direction, you are driving carelessly/recklessl


y, perspective has nothing to do with it.
Don't bother responding to my comments unless you've actually understood them, you ginger fool.
I understood it perfectly well, you think it's perfectly acceptable to drive in a manner that forces other road users to take evasive action.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: "It's their right" yeah well it takes a very special sort of idiot not to wear a seatbelt.[/p][/quote]When I've got a car, I'll be one of those people that will refuse to even start the engine until everyone has their seatbelt on.[/p][/quote]No air bag on your bike, just a windbag! : o ) Come on Ginger when you have got a car? Probably the first thing you will do is to cut some poor sod up in a cycle lane. Don't go there.[/p][/quote]Really? Do you REALLY think that I would do something so stupid when I know what it's like to have it happen to me? I do hope you're not being serious.[/p][/quote]I am serious, I have seen many a person who is sensible to a fault normally, put them behind the wheel of a car and their demeanor changes completely into a snarling , threatening, cyclist hating, pedestrian despiser, it is awesome what effect the seat behind a steering wheel has on a human being. If you take up driving, take a look at yourself when you get in the car. The mere attitude, "do you think I would do something so stupid", is the first step. Accidents will never happen to you, right? Also you can be the best driver in the World, but you can never avoid that other idiot.[/p][/quote]Further to that, whether something you do in a car adversely affects another road user or not is often a matter of perspective. I might very well believe I gave plenty of space to another car as I pull out of a side road in front of him, and I might even be right. He still may not agree.[/p][/quote]No, if you cause another road user to change speed and/or direction, you are driving carelessly/recklessl y, perspective has nothing to do with it.[/p][/quote]Don't bother responding to my comments unless you've actually understood them, you ginger fool.[/p][/quote]I understood it perfectly well, you think it's perfectly acceptable to drive in a manner that forces other road users to take evasive action. Ginger_cyclist
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