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Discussion: Do you take phone calls..

in: LOST_Richard; LOST_Richard > 2018-07-24

Jul 24, 2018 9:35 AM # 
.. when riding? - just saw mention on ABC news of a WA cyclist getting fined for talking on a mobile while cycling.
Jul 24, 2018 10:38 AM # 
No, I stop if I can be bothered.

I have told a few people off for talking on their phone when riding in a group. The mob we used to cycle with has a lady (know to her friends as Madam Lash) who runs it who would be pretty straight with anyone riding and phoning

Will look for the story
Jul 24, 2018 10:43 AM # 
Just read the story:

maybe they need to fine pedestrians for talking on their phones and do not look where they are going on shared paths!
Jul 24, 2018 11:08 AM # 
There was a girl in Orsnskolsvik who almost blindly followed another girl across the road whilst the follower was on her phone until she almost got taken out by a car and jumped back just in time. Went straight back onto her phone though. I almost wished she did get hit. Is that wrong?
Jul 24, 2018 2:42 PM # 
Yes that is wrong
Jul 24, 2018 4:56 PM # 
Might have knocked some sense into her.
Jul 25, 2018 6:42 AM # 
Yes it is wrong. Borderline crazy.
Jul 25, 2018 6:44 AM # 
PS A friend of mine was charged with "careless riding" - no hands, went to court and lost.
Jul 25, 2018 6:50 AM # 
Lost his hands? Harsh but understandable.
Jul 25, 2018 7:42 AM # 
Good job the Gendarmerie don't take care of that could be a few TDF riders in the slammer!
Jul 26, 2018 10:39 AM # 
Though you could get gang-tackled by the cops if you wear a raincoat.
Jul 26, 2018 11:30 AM # 
Dodgy old men wearing gabardine macs
Jul 26, 2018 8:02 PM # 
I've heard of NSW police booking riders for "careless riding" for doing track stands (no feet on the ground) at traffic lights.
Jul 26, 2018 8:10 PM # 
What a load of crap.

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