- Jan 1, 2008
Motorcyclists have a lot of problems with cars also. I approve of more armoured vehicles on the roadway in the name of improved driver awareness.
Everything you said. I find cyclists in my area (and I live in an area with tons of them) to be absolutely terrible on the road. They don't stay in their lane or the bicycle lane, instead picking whatever is convenient for them at the moment. They don't signal, instead cutting in front of cars that can crush them without a thought. They go from the sidewalk to the bike lane to the street and back and forth as it suits them, with no regard for what signs or signals are telling them to do.MelasZepheos said:Snip
I wish the ones where I live actually followed these rules. The short of it is they don't and then the responsibility for their safety is put on drivers. Bad drivers do not excuse bad bicyclists, if anything the bikers should carry the responsibility for being better drivers, because if they mess up, they die. They should take it friggin' seriously.WolfLordAndy said:1. Cyclists cause very little damage to the road or polution to the enviroment. They also arn't the only vehcles that are exempt from road tax. Agricultural vehcles (tractors, etc) are exempt. Also disabled drivers, electric cars, and mobility scooters can all use the road while having a majorly discounted road tax.
2. Cyclists test for going on the road is "don't die", I'd argue there are many, MANY more bad drivers then cyclists on the roads. The worst often seem to be taxi drivers and van drivers... people that drive for a living, and really should be forced to take the advanced driving test.
3. Legally, bikes are meant to be on the road, not the pavement. Speed wise, you'll find an average bike rider will maintain a steady 20 miles an hour unless up an steep hill. Mostly in my experience cyclists are sat close enough to the pavement that I can pass them without going too far into the other side of the road, if at all, certainly not a hazard, or do you live somewhere that has especially small roads?
In this modern age, we need more people riding bikes rather then driving to work that is only 5 miles down the road. Burning precious fossil fuels and adding to the horrific morning traffic.
I agree except that car was not that expensive it looked like a lower end Benzo from the nineties.funguy2121 said:Maybe there's some cultural difference that I'm not picking up on, but I do believe that we have more in common than we have that sets us apart.vansau said:snip
I wanted to believe this, and in fact did, until the "perp" stepped out of the store to find his ridiculously expensive car had been destroyed, was told by the Mayor "don't park illegally," and just said "Okey-doke!" in response.
This is worse than finding out that Steve's lawnmower DUI was a fake. Damn you, internets! Phonies!
Ninja'd.RT-Medic-with-shotgun said:I think that is an Armored personal carrier not a tank. Same concept less gun.
Edit: Yeah APC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armoured_personnel_carrier too lazy to find them model.
Well, that's what I said. Centuries of dealing with warmongering great powers (which Poland was at one point) will result in some bad-ass in the national psyche.Akichi Daikashima said:Singularly Datarific said:Old Soviet Satellite States get all the fun. Why can't we have old military equipment in my town!?Polyintrinsic said:In Soviet Russia.... damnit i know there is a joke in there somewhere.
In Soviet Russia......... shit.
In Soviet Russia Tank Drive.......... damn, mom was wrong about me being clever.No offence, but guys, I'm a little offended.KAPTAINmORGANnWo4life said:Centuries of taking on Poland, Prussia/Germany, The Russian Empire, The USSR, and the Nazis will result in a bad-ass way to solve any problem.
I am lithuanian, I'm not from the ussr, they invaded my country, took our freedom, and in the end, we had to fight for it.
The Nazis had set up dozens of concentration camps in my country, which had made a very big scar in our history.
Please don't call it part of the ussr or a nazi base.
OT: Arturas zuokas yra gana tupas, jis yra kaip lietuviskas boris johnson.
What annoys me is that he done this during a recession.
He's like mayor west!