Re: [CCC] Re: Enforcement of 20mph in April

Tony Raven

So what evidence do you have Ross that dressing like that increases cyclist safety.  It seems to be an article of faith that it does but I've not found any evidence for it and some, such as the non-response of French cyclist accident figures to mandatory hi-viz laws, that it doesn't.  I would hope we would want safety advice to be evidence based. 


Apologies for any typos; sent from my iPad

On 25 Nov 2013, at 17:50, "Ross Corben" <rc015g2947@...> wrote:


stuff all that
if you wear the same colours as your background you are invisible
do as much as you can to stand out
though hi-viz is creeping into mainstream fashion too – think of yourself that you are a la mode rather than dying for a principle
what next – refusing to have lights when it’s dark and dressing like a ninja? taking all the reflectors off your bike?
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 5:27 PM
Subject: [CCC] Re: Enforcement of 20mph in April

/begin knee-jerk rant/

Yes. Feeling pretty grumpy about today's initiative. It's a very retrogressive step to be advocating hi-viz and helmets. Cycling is not rock-climbing or working on a building site. It's just pro-social London transport. And I know we've all got our pet peeves but Haverstock Hill's 20mph is a complete disgrace. And a quick mobile phone driving swoop on Fitzjohns in either rush hour would be dramatic. Offering safety advice. Sigh.

/end knee-jerk rant/

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