Coffee wrote:I think there is just a general problem with attitude on the roads.
I fully agree, and attitudes are being polarised by perception and prejudice.
Cyclists are accused of making up the rules as they go. As a generalisation this is true and because cyclists do it in the most visible possible manner so its not difficult to collect the evidence. Motorists however play just as hard and fast with the rules but with the difference that their lawbreaking is less visible, and they don't see their own behaviour as anti-social. As road users they overwhelmingly make up the numbers so their views make up public opinion.
As someone who has posted footage on YouTube, I'll hold my judgment till I've seen the program. From what I have read so far on cyclist objections, a lot appears to be the inclusion of a clip showing of some rather anarchic cycle courier footage from YouTube, and the portrayal of this footage as being representative of cyclist behaviour.
The difference between an incident that causes a fatality and one that doesn't is chance. In my view I still experience too many incidences that can only be attrbuted to driver impatience, negligence or indifference. I will continue to film my journeys in case chance one day goes against me, and I would like a record to remain that would allow my dependents to make a civil claim. I will also continue to post on YouTube when I think the incident merits it.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled - Richard Feynman