Dangerous cycling

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AN article in The Press on January 14 outlines the dangers children risk in cycling in dark clothes and not having any lights.

A sergeant, Pete Rogers recalls his own account he witnessed of the very dangerous act of a teenager doing the very thing the article was highlighting. He makes no mention though of himself apprehending the offender or any punishment if he did stop the cyclist.

This maybe allowed the cyclist to repeat his careless riding.

Paul Hudson, Burnsall Drive, York.

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11:29am Sat 19 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Of greater concern was the Sargeant's advice to cylists to not go out at night because it is "more dangerous". Perhaps he should give similar advice to pedestrians.....but hang on a mo,.....we all become pedestrians at some point on our journeys!
Of greater concern was the Sargeant's advice to cylists to not go out at night because it is "more dangerous". Perhaps he should give similar advice to pedestrians.....but hang on a mo,.....we all become pedestrians at some point on our journeys! pedalling paul
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2:06pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Back and Beyond says...

We need cycle awareness courses for the offenders, does £96 sounds about right?
We need cycle awareness courses for the offenders, does £96 sounds about right? Back and Beyond
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8:52pm Sat 19 Jan 13

stopatred says...

cant the parents be made to maintain the childrens bike and lights?.
cant the parents be made to maintain the childrens bike and lights?. stopatred
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2:57pm Sun 20 Jan 13

YSTClinguist says...

I just saw a chav pop a 50m wheelie right through the main junction at Acomb shops (York Road/Carr Lane) with a police van behind him. The rider dropped his wheel and turned into Front Street. The van was forced to drop speed because the rider was losing speed, and then just drove past continuing on their journey.
I just saw a chav pop a 50m wheelie right through the main junction at Acomb shops (York Road/Carr Lane) with a police van behind him. The rider dropped his wheel and turned into Front Street. The van was forced to drop speed because the rider was losing speed, and then just drove past continuing on their journey. YSTClinguist
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