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Safety Leaflet....Suggestions??

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  • Aha - If I'd read the southampton row / theobalds road thread I'd have realised many of my ideas had already been raised 8)

    I agree that cyclists have to be responsible users of the roads. However, it is a very talling statistic that while I've no doubt that drivers of HGVs are very skilled, the number of fatal and serious road traffic collissions involving HGVs is out of all proportion to the number of HGVs as a proportion of traffic. Simply put they are not safe. The solution is not to simply tell other road users to be careful . We (I mean those in power) need to seriously consider whether there should be timing bans or outright bans for lorries on anything other than motorways and the most major of roads.
    Pain is only weakness leaving the body
  • snooks
    Grammar issue: should read "In the last 7 days 2 cyclists have been killed in London"
  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Eureka!

    How About this for an idea.....

    Day-glo humps.

    The number of commuters going into town wearing Day-glo humps is very high.

    Get some printed up with an appropriate slogan and sell them on here (owners accepting that that's OK etc etc etc).

    It can't cost more than 15 quid or so......

    It won't be long until everyone cycling in sees one.........
    Lorry
    +
    Gap
    =
    Danger

    It would be highly visible, have a big audience and have a long time over target..
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

    What would Thora Hurd do?
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    edited September 2008
    snooks
    Grammar issue: should read "In the last 7 days 2 cyclists have been killed in London"

    Thanks...The new (and hopefully improved) version will be out later...I've also lost the ' from HGVs And tweaked the words to summut like In 6 days in 2008 2 cyclist were killed by HGVs

    And also added Don't go up the inside of and HGV, you might not live to regret it

    And some other tweaks as well :D
    FCN:5, 8 & 9
    If I'm not riding I'm shooting http://grahamsnook.com
    THE Game
    Watch out for HGVs
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    Right...bear with me in this, I'm out of the office today, so I can't spend as much time as I wanted....

    but in the mean time I've started a facebook group...

    http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28903548493

    But don't go spreading the word just yet...it's not finished :wink:
    FCN:5, 8 & 9
    If I'm not riding I'm shooting http://grahamsnook.com
    THE Game
    Watch out for HGVs
  • Looks great Snooks, in the thread regarding the latest incident (now locked) Linsen said that it should go onthe back of all HGVs - definitely a great idea, perhaps we should contact the RHA with the finished version?

    Just to put the idea in the right place...
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    It's definitely something to look into once I get it sorted out once and for all....

    Once it's out there electronically I can think bout other ways...stickers, leaflets - on top tubes at stations, bike shops etc etc

    ANything really to spread the word around....


    Now, I really must be off
    FCN:5, 8 & 9
    If I'm not riding I'm shooting http://grahamsnook.com
    THE Game
    Watch out for HGVs
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    Thank god you got rid of the apostrophe! I went through 5 pages of replies desperate to point it out!

    (got my priorities sorted, me)
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    Final Version....
    CyclistsTHINK.jpg

    Old one has been removed

    I'm going to make it downloadable in jpg, A4 pdf and 1/2 size A5 pdf......

    Look on the commuting general page for an update! :)
    FCN:5, 8 & 9
    If I'm not riding I'm shooting http://grahamsnook.com
    THE Game
    Watch out for HGVs
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