By thebrokentardis - 22/09/2014 06:45 - United States - Minneapolis
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that is bullcrap. I am dutch, the Netherlands have a HUGE cycling culture, the biggest in the world. Everybody rides their bike everywhere and there are way more bikes than people in this country. There's bicycle lanes on almost every street, often seperate from the street itself. NOONE. NOT A SINGLE FUCKING DUTCH PERSON WEARS A HELMET. noone does. It's not necesary whatsoever.
Not only do they do that stupid edge line here in Australia, drivers are legally required to keep I think it was 2 meters away from the bikes. Which isn't possible in the space allotted unless the bike goes off the road, which is usually into a deep grassy ditch full of snakes and broken glass and crap.
There are a lot of cyclists that are supposed to drive in the cycling lane but are so far over on the road cars actually have to go into the lane beside them to go around them. So there is a good chance it was the cyclists fault. Either way though Op is an idiot for not wearing a helmet.
@11 I wasn't referring to a car's blind spot (as in head check area) I'm talking about if op came out from behind a parked car or something to that effect. happened where I live not long ago, luckily the driver had a dash cam to prove he did everything in his power to try and avoid hitting the bloke
You cant really "check" a blindspot. You can wait a little bit and hope whatever is there realizes youre doing something (turn signals and such) but thats about it. They're called blindspots for a reason. I'm glad I live in a place where riding backs on the road isn't really legal except in very specific areas. Too dangerous IMO. Mostly because most people are assholes when driving.
It wouldn't help your leg, but you should be wearing one!
Yeah, you should get a helmet for your leg.