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    why is this even up for debate?

    "Impossible"? - given that other cyclists pass the time of day, it's clearly not.
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    why is this even up for debate?

    Hmm, I think I'd just find a different route. On the basis that I'd sooner be cautious and alive, than legally in the right but dead. No brainer.
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    why is this even up for debate?

    Fair point. Let me re-phrase The one's I've come across don't seem very friendly, when compared to other cyclists.
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    Driver passes too close despite lollipop on passing side

    It's not a question of "victim blaming", which is a somewhat loaded and emotive term. It's merely trying to establish why, in now over 1000 miles of urban and suburban on road cycling, I've not encountered one instance of car driver hostility, yet you've experienced this:- I just find such...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    That's true. They're not a bit friendly are they.
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    why is this even up for debate?

    What are the odds of the cyclist coming off his bike at the precise moment of an overtake? - negligible. Probably one in 2 or 3 million. Possibly more. Even wider odds that they happen to fall towards the car, and wider still that their head just happens to go under the wheels. You've got more...
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    Which supermarkets allow folding bikes to be carried inside?

    I agree. Once it's done it's done - you can always say you didn't know if it's not allowed. Chances are nobody will notice anyway. Whereas if you ask in advance and you get a refusal, it's asking for problems if you then go ahead anyway.
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    Ebike Chargers running too hot -- a solution .

    Mine does get warm, but not so hot it's uncomfortable to handle. The wire bird feeder sounds like an interesting idea though.
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    Driver passes too close despite lollipop on passing side

    I can honestly say that I've never once experienced that. Not once, ever, period. So it does kind of beg the question of what exactly you're doing to annoy them to that extent.
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    Driver passes too close despite lollipop on passing side

    It would have to be pretty bloody bad for me to dob anyone in. Not a slightly closer than usual overtake. There is already a certain amount of alienation between driver and cyclist, and we don't want to make that any worse by turning ourselves into traffic wardens on two wheels.
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    why is this even up for debate?

    Under certain circumstances it is OK to use the pavement. I personally wouldn't make a habit out of it, but it can be done. link to relevant post
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    why is this even up for debate?

    His definition of "reasonable" differed. Therefore he disagreed on principle. "Reasonable" is a highly subjective word, which doesn't lend itself to quantitative definition. Therefore it's going to mean different things to different people. To escalate the punishment because of that, is...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    I can't disagree with the bit I've emboldened. Something else that's ruddy dangerous - infinitely more so than the so called "close pass" of the Welsh guy, where the cyclist was never in the slightest danger - and that is the "helpful driver". This has now happened to me on more than one...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    He just disagreed with the outcome for perfectly understandable reasons. That's not having a "poor attitude". It simply means he stuck to his principles and disputed the decision. As is his legal right in a democracy.
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    why is this even up for debate?

    The evidence shows it was 19mph. What else could/should he have done to avoid the collision? I'm all ears. Stop the vehicle completely, and then walk over to make sure there isn't a cyclist about to speed straight into the road, from behind the parked van? I mean even with the new legislation...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    I'm not disputing that technically the motorist broke the law. But the fact that the cyclist has cams filming to the rear of his bike, pretty much pre-supposes that he's filming with the deliberate intention of finding an infringement of the law, and then submitting it to the appropriate...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    OK, even if you discount the above example as contributory negligence from the motorist for going maybe too fast, it's still stupid and suicidal behaviour from the cyclist. Let's look at this example of another motorist fined for overtaking a cyclist too close. In my view not too close -...
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    why is this even up for debate?

    The video in the article linked to below takes a little time to load (and is preceded by a short ad), but essentially it shows a cyclist appear suddenly from behind a parked van and zip straight across a supermarket slip road, where a motorist crashed into him. Hadn't a hope of avoiding the guy...
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    Think Highway Code changes are good? Read on - - -

    Very concerning that such vehicles can't recognise bikes. Most would naturally assume that bike recognition would be automatically built in. Apparently not.