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Let the carnage begin

Postby barney » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:40 pm

thought it might of been a late April fools prank, but looks like its happening :roll:
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-04-20/sel ... ode-change
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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby Nutah » Mon May 02, 2022 8:14 pm

glad I'm :old: so the future can go fuck it self :rotfl:
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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby rik » Tue May 03, 2022 7:13 am

Nutah wrote:glad I'm :old: so the future can go fuck it self :rotfl:

This.
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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby Maz » Tue May 03, 2022 12:34 pm

Guessing you don't have kids or grandkids ?
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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby s1nner » Tue May 03, 2022 6:35 pm

Maz wrote:Guessing you don't have kids or grandkids ?


Given the overall decline in car driving standards generally, I'd fear for them either way, if bikes are still allowed in the self-driving brave new world.

Reflecting on becoming old, I think a major problem is that when-i-were-lad, if you crashed a car you knew it would hurt. Nowadays cars are far far safer, which has to be a good thing, but knowing this and no longer having witnessed as many horrific injuries, people really don't think they have to pay attention anymore.

A mix of self driving cars and modern safer cars will only exacerbate that trend. Whilst bikes/bikers are little less vulnerable, or safer, the they were 30 years ago. Which has got to become a problem for ban-everything legislators at some point, or at least until the full automation of all other vehicles stops people pulling out on bikes, etc. Which seems too far off to ever happen.

Depressing, but I think the time when either riding or driving was a true pleasure is soon to be a thing of the past. Which I think is a shame for any kids or grandkids, who's ever they are.
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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby TOPGUMM » Tue May 03, 2022 8:34 pm

Only been out a couple of times on the bike and already fucked off with people. Following a car full of people when their screen washers soaked me so I overtook and settled back in to traffic only for them to pull in front and soak me again. I`ve been in trouble lately so let it go, but thought that these people will do that to the wrong person one day. Maybe an automated car will have more respect..

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Re: Let the carnage begin

Postby barney » Wed May 04, 2022 8:43 am

covid and lockdown with less vehicles on the road had accelerated the decline in driving standards .
most appear to be in a race to que at the next set of traffic lights or island or worse still traffic islands with traffic lights :headbang:
the prolific amount of speed cameras has taken the pleasure out of riding or driving a nice vehicle at speed .
so I tend to stick to local A or B roads that I know and try to go out mid-week when its quieter.
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