People are Stupid, Ctd

People are Stupid, like cyclists who run red lights:

“Why do cyclists run red lights?” a friend asked me recently.

It’s a contentious issue in the so-called war between motorists and cyclists (most of whom, curiously, are also motorists) – and a question worth addressing.

But first, a clarification. Are we talking about “running” a red light – flying through at maximum speed, even though the light has changed?

This is, of course, the most dangerous way to go through an intersection, especially if you are driving a one-tonne vehicle. As vulnerable road users, however, any cyclist who goes full tilt against the lights through intersections probably won’t last very long.

Most cyclists who “run” red lights are in fact treating them as give way or stop signs – they lose much, if not all, of their momentum, make sure the way is clear, and then cycle through.

Such behaviour is illegal and can be very costly – for example, the offence carries a whopping $352 fine in Victoria.

So why do some cyclists do it?

Simple really…Because they are stupid. The article give a whole lot of mainly gay reasons, but the real reason is that cyclists in the main are stupid…just look at Trevor Mallard…stupid personified.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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