Police to target speeding bikers

Police are keen to remind other drivers that motorcyclists are vulnerable

Police are keen to remind other drivers that motorcyclists are vulnerable

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POLICE have issued a warning to bikers to slow down on roads in the town in a bid to 'prevent serious and fatal' road accidents.

As well as making sure motorcyclists observe the rules of the road, police are keen to remind other drivers that motorcyclists are vulnerable.

Sgt Rick Weaver, from the Roads Policing Unit said: "Motorcyclists currently represent a disproportionate number of the people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

"In Cheshire last year eight of the 28 fatalities on our roads involved motorcyclists, and so far this year there have already been five fatal collisions across the county involving motorcyclists.

"If a biker is involved in a collision, or comes off the machine, death or serious injury is a real possibility. Bikers need to remember that and so do other road users.

"We want to persuade drivers of cars, vans and lorries to keep an eye open for bikes and to avoid putting motorcyclists in danger.

"Officers will get that message over whenever the opportunity arises.

"We also know that a small number of motorcyclists consistently use excessive speed, regardless of the risk they pose to themselves and other road users.

"We will target them with robust enforcement activity."

For more information, go to http://www.bikesafe.co.uk

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12:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

wirematt says...

"We want to persuade car van and lorry drivers to keep an eye open for motorcycles" how about they watch out for cars etc instead of weaving in and out of traffic and not sticking to speed limits.
I was working on winwick road on friday and a copper was parked up watching cars etc and numerous times shot off to persue a car or van.numerous motorbikes flew past doing well over the speed limit and did he persue them.no he didnt.
"We want to persuade car van and lorry drivers to keep an eye open for motorcycles" how about they watch out for cars etc instead of weaving in and out of traffic and not sticking to speed limits. I was working on winwick road on friday and a copper was parked up watching cars etc and numerous times shot off to persue a car or van.numerous motorbikes flew past doing well over the speed limit and did he persue them.no he didnt. wirematt
  • Score: 18

1:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

nextdoor says...

They wont persue them because they won't be able to catch them! They can weave in the traffic and accelerate off a lot quicker than cop cars. The only way to stop them is to get the police on motorbikes.

King Edward St in a morning, it seems the right turn lane onto Manchester road is straight on for bikes.
They wont persue them because they won't be able to catch them! They can weave in the traffic and accelerate off a lot quicker than cop cars. The only way to stop them is to get the police on motorbikes. King Edward St in a morning, it seems the right turn lane onto Manchester road is straight on for bikes. nextdoor
  • Score: 6

1:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SickAndTired2 says...

They want to target Culcheth where there is a large proportion of idiotic bikers that fly around the village at high speed.
They want to target Culcheth where there is a large proportion of idiotic bikers that fly around the village at high speed. SickAndTired2
  • Score: 7

2:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Traveller29 says...

Maybe the police should include cyclists (who are uninsured unlike motorcyclists) from riding thru red lights and on the pavements before somebody gets killed?
Maybe the police should include cyclists (who are uninsured unlike motorcyclists) from riding thru red lights and on the pavements before somebody gets killed? Traveller29
  • Score: 9

3:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Melonfish says...

Traveller29 wrote:
Maybe the police should include cyclists (who are uninsured unlike motorcyclists) from riding thru red lights and on the pavements before somebody gets killed?
Actually many cyclists are insured. next you'll be telling me we don't pay road tax.
[quote][p][bold]Traveller29[/bold] wrote: Maybe the police should include cyclists (who are uninsured unlike motorcyclists) from riding thru red lights and on the pavements before somebody gets killed?[/p][/quote]Actually many cyclists are insured. next you'll be telling me we don't pay road tax. Melonfish
  • Score: -7

7:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

miss ann thrope says...

You'll find there's no such thing as road tax, it's actually vehicle excise duty.Money to repair roads comes fromgeneral taxation....indeed.!
You'll find there's no such thing as road tax, it's actually vehicle excise duty.Money to repair roads comes fromgeneral taxation....indeed.! miss ann thrope
  • Score: 6

7:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Greenycb says...

All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter Greenycb
  • Score: -4

7:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SickAndTired2 says...

Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Oh is that right is it? And how do you come to that conclusion genius? Have you stood in my garden and watched them go past? Why am I so quick to have a pop? Because I see and hear them flying past my house day after day. Regardless of that I'm perfectly capable of distinguishing bikers and moped riders and regardless of nit picking over bike types they both consist of morons on two wheels.
[quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Oh is that right is it? And how do you come to that conclusion genius? Have you stood in my garden and watched them go past? Why am I so quick to have a pop? Because I see and hear them flying past my house day after day. Regardless of that I'm perfectly capable of distinguishing bikers and moped riders and regardless of nit picking over bike types they both consist of morons on two wheels. SickAndTired2
  • Score: 12

8:01pm Tue 5 Aug 14

whatsgoingon1 says...

When did you last see a Police motor cyclist in Warrington? Wonder why? Many were culled in the cost cutting. They were very good at dealing with the over enthusiastic motor cyclists.
When did you last see a Police motor cyclist in Warrington? Wonder why? Many were culled in the cost cutting. They were very good at dealing with the over enthusiastic motor cyclists. whatsgoingon1
  • Score: -2

8:05pm Tue 5 Aug 14

wirematt says...

Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.
[quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that. wirematt
  • Score: 5

9:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

warrington_biker says...

Ahh sh*t!
Ahh sh*t! warrington_biker
  • Score: 0

7:57am Wed 6 Aug 14

mostofushere says...

As for weaving through traffic, You should try sitting on top of a hot engine, with a seat with no radiators, for 2 minutes, let see how long you would leave it before moving off...Big Bikers have past many test to get onto the larger bikes, the "L" Plate riders, Have only completed just a CBT, Which doesn't cover too much... In fact hardly anything, which is a scary thought.
As for weaving through traffic, You should try sitting on top of a hot engine, with a seat with no radiators, for 2 minutes, let see how long you would leave it before moving off...Big Bikers have past many test to get onto the larger bikes, the "L" Plate riders, Have only completed just a CBT, Which doesn't cover too much... In fact hardly anything, which is a scary thought. mostofushere
  • Score: -8

8:31am Wed 6 Aug 14

richiepooh says...

Most bikers are idiots...full stop!
even in the think bike advert where the driver turns right and hits the biker in the "now you see him" campaign years ago, WTF was the biker doing overtaking a car INDICATING its turning right as you can hear the indicator and the biker is behind...yeah now you see him pity the biker didn't drive like a normal road user they even show their idiocy in a campaign to make us think of them.

They should wear helmets and glow jackets saying idiot 24 hours a day as they're not safe even walking.
Most bikers are idiots...full stop! even in the think bike advert where the driver turns right and hits the biker in the "now you see him" campaign years ago, WTF was the biker doing overtaking a car INDICATING its turning right as you can hear the indicator and the biker is behind...yeah now you see him pity the biker didn't drive like a normal road user they even show their idiocy in a campaign to make us think of them. They should wear helmets and glow jackets saying idiot 24 hours a day as they're not safe even walking. richiepooh
  • Score: 1

8:43am Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

mostofushere wrote:
As for weaving through traffic, You should try sitting on top of a hot engine, with a seat with no radiators, for 2 minutes, let see how long you would leave it before moving off...Big Bikers have past many test to get onto the larger bikes, the "L" Plate riders, Have only completed just a CBT, Which doesn't cover too much... In fact hardly anything, which is a scary thought.
So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE.
[quote][p][bold]mostofushere[/bold] wrote: As for weaving through traffic, You should try sitting on top of a hot engine, with a seat with no radiators, for 2 minutes, let see how long you would leave it before moving off...Big Bikers have past many test to get onto the larger bikes, the "L" Plate riders, Have only completed just a CBT, Which doesn't cover too much... In fact hardly anything, which is a scary thought.[/p][/quote]So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE. wirematt
  • Score: 5

9:13am Wed 6 Aug 14

Melonfish says...

miss ann thrope wrote:
You'll find there's no such thing as road tax, it's actually vehicle excise duty.Money to repair roads comes fromgeneral taxation....indeed.!
yes, that was my point thanks...
[quote][p][bold]miss ann thrope[/bold] wrote: You'll find there's no such thing as road tax, it's actually vehicle excise duty.Money to repair roads comes fromgeneral taxation....indeed.![/p][/quote]yes, that was my point thanks... Melonfish
  • Score: 4

9:14am Wed 6 Aug 14

mostofushere says...

wirematt quoted.
So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE

As predicted, a total misunderstanding of bikers, I'm use to some (not all) clever motorist opening car doors whilst being stuck in traffic on dual carriage ways to drop passengers off, I've seen it all trust me, however I now expect this bright behaviour from ALL motorist, hence I'm still alive.
We expect the unexpected and the motorist never let us down in surprising us with stupidity.
wirematt quoted. So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE As predicted, a total misunderstanding of bikers, I'm use to some (not all) clever motorist opening car doors whilst being stuck in traffic on dual carriage ways to drop passengers off, I've seen it all trust me, however I now expect this bright behaviour from ALL motorist, hence I'm still alive. We expect the unexpected and the motorist never let us down in surprising us with stupidity. mostofushere
  • Score: 2

11:29am Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

mostofushere wrote:
wirematt quoted.
So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE

As predicted, a total misunderstanding of bikers, I'm use to some (not all) clever motorist opening car doors whilst being stuck in traffic on dual carriage ways to drop passengers off, I've seen it all trust me, however I now expect this bright behaviour from ALL motorist, hence I'm still alive.
We expect the unexpected and the motorist never let us down in surprising us with stupidity.
What's that got to do with bikers speeding about everywhere and cutting up and through traffic.
ps. I hope the motorcyclist who had an accident this morning is ok.
[quote][p][bold]mostofushere[/bold] wrote: wirematt quoted. So that gives them the right to be a lunatic on the road.terrible comment that is MOSTOFUSHERE As predicted, a total misunderstanding of bikers, I'm use to some (not all) clever motorist opening car doors whilst being stuck in traffic on dual carriage ways to drop passengers off, I've seen it all trust me, however I now expect this bright behaviour from ALL motorist, hence I'm still alive. We expect the unexpected and the motorist never let us down in surprising us with stupidity.[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with bikers speeding about everywhere and cutting up and through traffic. ps. I hope the motorcyclist who had an accident this morning is ok. wirematt
  • Score: 3

11:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

mostofushere says...

Being a motorcyclist for many years, I've always had a clean licence, and I never go too fast in any area, If a person needs to go speeding, I'd personally goto the track to do that, you shouldn't tarnish all motorcyclist with such sad, poor, stupid quote "Most bikers are idiots...full stop!".
Being a motorcyclist for many years, I've always had a clean licence, and I never go too fast in any area, If a person needs to go speeding, I'd personally goto the track to do that, you shouldn't tarnish all motorcyclist with such sad, poor, stupid quote "Most bikers are idiots...full stop!". mostofushere
  • Score: 17

12:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

If that's aimed at me i didn't tarnish you all.in my second post i said the majority of bikers.
If that's aimed at me i didn't tarnish you all.in my second post i said the majority of bikers. wirematt
  • Score: -1

1:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

The Maestro says...

whatsgoingon1 wrote:
When did you last see a Police motor cyclist in Warrington? Wonder why? Many were culled in the cost cutting. They were very good at dealing with the over enthusiastic motor cyclists.
Yesterday
[quote][p][bold]whatsgoingon1[/bold] wrote: When did you last see a Police motor cyclist in Warrington? Wonder why? Many were culled in the cost cutting. They were very good at dealing with the over enthusiastic motor cyclists.[/p][/quote]Yesterday The Maestro
  • Score: 7

3:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Advanced Biker says...

Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'.
The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement.
Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit.
You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment
Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'. The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement. Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit. You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment Advanced Biker
  • Score: -1

4:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

warrington_biker says...

Advanced Biker wrote:
Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'.
The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement.
Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit.
You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment
Don't forget BMW Drivers too... (I'm also a BMW driver.. so I'm allowed to insult them!)

Best advice I could ever give a driver of a vehicle other than a motorcycle... USE YOUR **** MIRRORS.
[quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'. The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement. Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit. You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment[/p][/quote]Don't forget BMW Drivers too... (I'm also a BMW driver.. so I'm allowed to insult them!) Best advice I could ever give a driver of a vehicle other than a motorcycle... USE YOUR **** MIRRORS. warrington_biker
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

warrington_biker wrote:
Advanced Biker wrote:
Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'.
The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement.
Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit.
You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment
Don't forget BMW Drivers too... (I'm also a BMW driver.. so I'm allowed to insult them!)

Best advice I could ever give a driver of a vehicle other than a motorcycle... USE YOUR **** MIRRORS.
Headline POLICE TO TARGET SPEEDING BIKERS
Keep to the story eh.
[quote][p][bold]warrington_biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: Weaving - You will find that filtering is an advance riding technique advocated by the police riding handbook 'roadcraft'. The majority if bikers are idiots - add Audi and Volvo drivers to that statement. Speeding - there is a massive difference in acceleration of even a small capacity bike to a car. Doesn't mean they are exceeding the speed limit. You perfect drivers get yourself down to the Aldi car park in town on a Sunday morning and take an IAM assessment[/p][/quote]Don't forget BMW Drivers too... (I'm also a BMW driver.. so I'm allowed to insult them!) Best advice I could ever give a driver of a vehicle other than a motorcycle... USE YOUR **** MIRRORS.[/p][/quote]Headline POLICE TO TARGET SPEEDING BIKERS Keep to the story eh. wirematt
  • Score: 2

5:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Advanced Biker says...

wirematt wrote:
Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.
Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons"
So what is that amazing "fact" based on?
[quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.[/p][/quote]Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons" So what is that amazing "fact" based on? Advanced Biker
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

Advanced Biker wrote:
wirematt wrote:
Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.
Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons"
So what is that amazing "fact" based on?
The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this.
[quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.[/p][/quote]Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons" So what is that amazing "fact" based on?[/p][/quote]The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this. wirematt
  • Score: 5

7:00pm Wed 6 Aug 14

local man says...

I like bikes and used to ride, I have seen some really bad riding recently, wheelies from the lights, cornering with your feet down (why??) speeding, - but I also see terrible car driving every day, tail gating, texting / phoning while driving, speeding. There are a lot of idiots on the road, some on 2 wheels some on 4. And i wouldn't say Volvo drivers in particular, more the ones who own the road (Mercs), think they own the road (BMW) and resent the other 2 and have something to prove (Audi) drivers. I don't know why but they demonstrate consistantly worse driving than white van man or even dare I say taxi drivers. :)
I like bikes and used to ride, I have seen some really bad riding recently, wheelies from the lights, cornering with your feet down (why??) speeding, - but I also see terrible car driving every day, tail gating, texting / phoning while driving, speeding. There are a lot of idiots on the road, some on 2 wheels some on 4. And i wouldn't say Volvo drivers in particular, more the ones who own the road (Mercs), think they own the road (BMW) and resent the other 2 and have something to prove (Audi) drivers. I don't know why but they demonstrate consistantly worse driving than white van man or even dare I say taxi drivers. :) local man
  • Score: 14

7:06pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Advanced Biker says...

wirematt wrote:
Advanced Biker wrote:
wirematt wrote:
Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.
Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons"
So what is that amazing "fact" based on?
The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this.
So someone on a bike becomes the majority are morons? Only one moron on this thread pal
[quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.[/p][/quote]Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons" So what is that amazing "fact" based on?[/p][/quote]The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this.[/p][/quote]So someone on a bike becomes the majority are morons? Only one moron on this thread pal Advanced Biker
  • Score: 1

7:15pm Wed 6 Aug 14

wirematt says...

Advanced Biker wrote:
wirematt wrote:
Advanced Biker wrote:
wirematt wrote:
Greenycb wrote:
All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter
Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.
Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons"
So what is that amazing "fact" based on?
The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this.
So someone on a bike becomes the majority are morons? Only one moron on this thread pal
Face it pal majority of motorcyclists speed cut through traffic and overtake at excessive speed (in stupid places on the road).The police are watching you so be aware.
[quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenycb[/bold] wrote: All quick enough to have a pop at bikers,like the culcheth resident, who needs a lesson in distinguishing the difference between a biker and a moronic teenage yob on a scooter[/p][/quote]Think you'll find its those on the big bikes not the hairdryers what do 30 mph.you maybe one of the sensible ones of you have a bike that isbut majority of motorcyclists are morons on the road.you only have to park up on machester road one morning to see that.[/p][/quote]Keep to the story yourself - "majority of bikers are morons" So what is that amazing "fact" based on?[/p][/quote]The fact that i see with my own eyes every day someone on a bike doing well over the speed limit and speeding through traffic.it happens pal and you cant deny that.i respect you dont all do it and some are sensible but like i said you see more speeding about etc than you do being sensible and obviously the police are aware of this.[/p][/quote]So someone on a bike becomes the majority are morons? Only one moron on this thread pal[/p][/quote]Face it pal majority of motorcyclists speed cut through traffic and overtake at excessive speed (in stupid places on the road).The police are watching you so be aware. wirematt
  • Score: 3

11:54pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Freeborn John says...

There's a lot of sad saps about who should perhaps just sit in their tin boxes and shut up.
Jealousy, it's a terrible thing.
There's a lot of sad saps about who should perhaps just sit in their tin boxes and shut up. Jealousy, it's a terrible thing. Freeborn John
  • Score: -6

1:59pm Thu 7 Aug 14

WInwick Pig says...

I know filtering is legal and is done by the majority sensibly but I do wish some bikers and cyclists would sometimes think more about whether it is safe to do so before they do or in fact decide not to.

Too often logic seems to go out of the window and bikes with handle bars wider than the gap between vehicles try and squeeze past.
Youngsters on scooters zip up to the front of the queue and then when the lights go green, dont have the ooomph to get away as quickly as the car they pulled in front of so they drop back through the traffic over the next mile until the next set of lights and just repeat the same rather dangerous move.

The suggested guideline says

'you must not cause danger or force other vehicles to alter course or speed'

Personally I dont really understand the suggestion that filtering is considered a 'more safe' manoeuvre than saying a bike is a vehicle, 1 vehicle per lane.
When 1 lane has to be shared by 2+ vehicles or 2 lanes by 3+ because you have a car and 2 bikes side by side how can it be as safe as if vehicle was alone?

In a town that has soooo many traffic lights the risk of bikers / cyclists filtering over and over again is higher and therefore the risk of danger to riders, drivers and pedestrians higher too.

Oink :@)
I know filtering is legal and is done by the majority sensibly but I do wish some bikers and cyclists would sometimes think more about whether it is safe to do so before they do or in fact decide not to. Too often logic seems to go out of the window and bikes with handle bars wider than the gap between vehicles try and squeeze past. Youngsters on scooters zip up to the front of the queue and then when the lights go green, dont have the ooomph to get away as quickly as the car they pulled in front of so they drop back through the traffic over the next mile until the next set of lights and just repeat the same rather dangerous move. The suggested guideline says 'you must not cause danger or force other vehicles to alter course or speed' Personally I dont really understand the suggestion that filtering is considered a 'more safe' manoeuvre than saying a bike is a vehicle, 1 vehicle per lane. When 1 lane has to be shared by 2+ vehicles or 2 lanes by 3+ because you have a car and 2 bikes side by side how can it be as safe as if vehicle was alone? In a town that has soooo many traffic lights the risk of bikers / cyclists filtering over and over again is higher and therefore the risk of danger to riders, drivers and pedestrians higher too. Oink :@) WInwick Pig
  • Score: 7

5:38pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Advanced Biker says...

Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely.
Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely. Advanced Biker
  • Score: -5

11:51am Fri 8 Aug 14

fedster says...

Advanced Biker wrote:
Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely.
filtering is only suppose to be used in standing traffic yet ive seen plenty of lunatics (is the only way i can explain it) trying to squeeze between hgvs while they are moving, know i now not all bikers are like this but some are just going to far lately
[quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely.[/p][/quote]filtering is only suppose to be used in standing traffic yet ive seen plenty of lunatics (is the only way i can explain it) trying to squeeze between hgvs while they are moving, know i now not all bikers are like this but some are just going to far lately fedster
  • Score: 3

9:46am Mon 11 Aug 14

grey_man says...

Advanced Biker wrote:
Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely.
I've no idea why people are voting this down. What the hell is wrong with people? It's just sound, mature advice.
[quote][p][bold]Advanced Biker[/bold] wrote: Properly executed (IPSGA) filtering is neither risky nor inconvenient to other road users. Some of the examples above are of bad filtering. Sign up to bike safe or Warrington IAM group and learn to do it safely.[/p][/quote]I've no idea why people are voting this down. What the hell is wrong with people? It's just sound, mature advice. grey_man
  • Score: 1

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