Tuesday, 4 September 2012
STOP THE CHILD TERROR
This shocking photograph shows a law-abiding cyclist riding in the road while parallel to her can clearly be seen a helmeted cyclist on the footway approaching a blind corner.
This is a recipe for someone being almost killed or almost hurt. (Photo borrowed from here)
Remember that today’s child cyclist is tomorrow’s lycra lout.
The good news is that in some towns firm action is now being taken to nip child cycling terror in the bud.
Yes, this is Britain.
It may be that
Child deaths on Britain’s roads in 2011 were also up by 9% from 55 in 2010, to 60 in 2011.
numbers of cyclists on the roads seriously injured rose from 2,660 to 3,085 in 2011 – an increase of 16%
but we want none of that funny foreign nonsense here.
I allude to Stop de Kindermoord.
Or to put it another way, in Britain:
WHERE DO THE CHILDREN RIDE?
And please remember A bicycle ceases to be a toy when it is used on the road. It is a vehicle
and do, also, please, try to avoid cycling over drains and potholes.
And now other news.
Britain's obesity epidemic has left schoolchildren requiring 42in trousers and 54in blazers.
Retailers say they are even supplying primary school pupils with 40in jumpers – a size normally worn by grown men.
The solution, obviously, is to buy a bigger car for the school run.