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Re: 7-year-old girl killed on BSO

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 October 2015 - 7:14am
Did someone say it was a 60mph speed limit on that stretch? if so that's a lot of speed to lose in order to be sure of not killing a child should they wobble into your path suddenly. That may sound sick to some but you're potentially talking about a vehicle in a traffic stream at 60mph seeing the child struggling with enough time to safely brake from just under 60mph to what 20mph? 40 mph loss in speed, safely in the distance it takes to see the struggling child, recognise the hazard and safely react with braking. Hmmm! If that is what you would want to happen in that situation I would propose the speed limit was too high. Perhaps 40mph there if it is a dangerous location.

I have ridden by fast roads as a kid with my dad and sister probably at that age or even less. My dad was an experienced cyclist with a healthy awareness of risks. At the risk of sounding heartless, I'm not really, there's many factors coming into affect here. From the quality of bike, road speed limit, design of road such as bend through to road markings, design of mixed use path, experience of the child with the bike/gears/bike use to whether that was even a suitable route for that child.

To say the bike is to blame or even the biggest factor is potentially wrong from the information we have. Remind me what the coroner decided with all the relevant facts presented?

P.S. I feel for the parents. I had nightmares when my young child did something as innocuous as stay at family for the first time. I can't even begin to comprehend how I'd feel in the parent's situation. I've come to understand the idea that it's a parent's worst nightmare to survive their child, especially in tragic circumstances that could have been prevented.

Re: 7-year-old girl killed on BSO

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 October 2015 - 6:19am
Or we could even blame the fact that they were cycling on such a ridiculous 'cycleway' Had anyone wobbled for any reason, they run the risk of coming off the kerb into the path of traffic...... had they been on the road in the first place, traffic would have to overtake, but wobbles would not result in them falling off the kerb into the road.

We could go on and on laying blame in so many places.

Re: Zebra Crossings

CTC Forum - On the road - 22 October 2015 - 6:01am
what did you get for x
dont say say cross roads that cant count surely
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