Should traffic rules be extended to pedestrians and cyclist?

@rovelle (178)
February 15, 2007 2:21am CST
I have been driving for about year and i'm quite surprised by how non-chalant some pedestrian and cyclist could be on the road. Some cyclist thinks they are armoured-protected or smt and love to make turns together with vehicles and pedestrians like to cross the road without checking for oncoming vehicles. Perhaps they are protected by the law that states that it is always the vehicle at fault since they are larger in size and therefore more dangerous.
3 responses
@derek_a (10902)
27 Mar 07
I am both a cyclist and a driver. I cycle to keep fit, but am very aware that if I collide with a car, I will come off worse. I'm amazed that cyclists (many who probably don't drive) think they are immune to collisions and that driver will avoid them easily - but coming from behind, it might do some of them good to have a video of all the narrow misses they have whilst out cycling. Also I think that some cyclists think they will never hit a pedestrian whilst riding on footpaths - one flew around a corner the other day and I still don't know how he didn't smash into a women walking with her young child. Living in the City here in the UK, I don't see too many pedestrians taking risks though.
@rovelle (178)
• Singapore
27 Mar 07
It's quite the opposite in my country,Singapore. Cyclist that always violates the traffic rules are mostly foreign workers. I guess it's been part of their culture as they grew up in a place where there is very little regard for traffic rules. But the pedestrain are mostly locals. Lol
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Dec 12
In the UK,we have a book of road usage rules called "The highway code" that has sections applicable for ALL road users,be they pedestrians with animals,cyclists,or motorists.The driving theory test that new learner drivers take would be based on sample questions from it. I get your point,though...even though drivers have to share the road,a lot of the responsibility for road safety is on their shoulders if someone unexpectedly runs out without looking to see what's coming..
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
hi, actually here in my country there is a lane now that only for cyclist and this is in can be seen in the side of the road,and that is true vehicle always have their fault when it comes to accidents,and many cyclist were happy now a days because the government extend the road for them.