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  1. mcairney
    Member

    Spotted a couple of humdingers yesterday round Jock's Lodge/ Holyrood Park area.

    1st one was the National Express bus gingerly traveling along the bus lane at Jock's Lodge and clipping a group of bins (the large black ones you get outside tenements too, not your run-of-the-mill wheelie bins).
    Then a few minutes later the car that turned left into the car park at St Margaret's Loch who ran right over the top of several parking cones causing at least one of them to explode in a shower of yellow plastic.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. Frenchy
    Member

    Just as I was about to filter past a transit van in very slow moving queue on Gilmerton Road yesterday, the driver decided to veer left and park on the pavement. Very lucky I was watching closely.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. chdot
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  4. chdot
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  5. Yodhrin
    Member

    That fits with existing assumptions about who gets into what accidents, but I'll admit I'm always a bit suspicious of any reporting that breezily remarks they excluded some data but doesn't include any details - the amount of incidents where sex was unknown or not recorded is pretty pertinent to any analysis IMO.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. chdot
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  7. chdot
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  8. chdot
    Admin

    This video appears to be real!!,

    https://twitter.com/americanfietser/status/1579157876911718401

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. chdot
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  11. chdot
    Admin

    This one is lorry v horse

    Think comments are marginally better than if rider was on bike.

    But

    Driverist privilege…

    https://twitter.com/thejeremyvine/status/1580244879174557697

    Replying to @theJeremyVine

    Also, why is a 14 yr old allowed to ride a horse on a main road without a license/test but to drive a car you need x amount of lessons, then pass a test and then acquire insurance to drive a car.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tattooedheathen/status/1580260874375135232

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

  13. neddie
    Member

    With the potential of this incident to cause death or serious injury to a child, I'm sure the EEN will be following this up closely and will report back with the Police findings...

    Won't they? Won't they?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    Apart from the stupidity of the car driver, the instability of the trucks is scary-“ -

    https://twitter.com/tansuyegen/status/1580605605047197711

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. neddie
    Member

    Blue van man who decided to signal his frustration at me by revving and wheelspinning behind me as I was hauling up Leamington Tce. All because he couldn't overtake due to oncoming traffic.

    Despite that, he still overtook me at the junction with Bruntsfield Pl, right on the junction, cutting hard left in on me at the stop to the junction. All to get caught at the red at pedestrian crossing across Bruntsfield Pl. At that point, I caught up with him and banged my glove hard against his side window. Window down... Made my position so that he couldn't drive at me...

    Me shouting: "You're a bully, nothing but a rule 2 bully! Wheelspinning and revving behind me!"

    Him: "I'm not a bully. Rule 2 off ya pr... rule 2"

    Repeat 4 times. Cue perplexed onlookers

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

  17. neddie
    Member

    I love how the EEN are showing a photo of someone riding a 1980s bike in what looks like suburban America. Peak chipwrapper!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

  19. chdot
    Admin

    Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling sentenced for driving with mobile phone in his hand

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/17/security-minister-tom-tugendhat-given-six-month-driving-ban

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    "A motorist who left a cyclist fearing he was paralysed for life has been jailed for more than 12 months. William Bowman overtook biker Mark Stewart on a blind bend before slamming his brakes on and causing the cyclist to smash his head through the vehicle’s back window, a court heard.

    Mr Stewart was left lying on the road unconscious and covered in blood following the collision with Bowman’s silver Saab on a country road near Drem in East Lothian. The seriously injured cyclist was left fearing he would never walk again due to the severe pain in his neck. Following the horror smash, 55-year-old Bowman was seen leaving his vehicle and overheard blaming the biker for the crash in July 2020."

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/east-lothian-crime-driver-william-bowman-jailed-after-overtaking-cyclist-on-blind-bend-and-causing-crash-3926290

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    Cyclist in horror smash on B1345, near Drem.

    This shocking story appeared the day @ELCouncil & @SustransScot published their vehicle friendly report on options for a safe path at Drem.

    Lives are at risk, it is time for @norriehamp & @mcmillwynd to act before someone is killed.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/dgcorepath/status/1596092106027982849

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

  23. gembo
    Member

    Roof cut off, that is bad.

    A car mounted a lamppost at the jet garage in Currie last night Polis had to attend as many of the obscenely wide cars could not squeeze between the crashed car on the pavement t and the little island. Carsmof less obscene width could get through.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    Now they have revealed that a 63-year-old pedestrian has died at the scene after being hit by a vehicle just after midnight.

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident, but cops say they are continuing to investigate what happened.

    https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/scottish-news/23152480.man-dies-hit-car-paisley/

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. Yodhrin
    Member

    Almost got taken out by a Lothian Bus today - turning left into Lochrin Place I stopped for pedestrians crossing, and by sheer luck I pushed off again literally just in time to avoid the bus cutting in to join the bus lane from taking out my back wheel.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  26. chdot
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  29. stiltskin
    Member

    Someone has managed to roll their car, completely upside down, In Coltbridge Terrace. A road which has parked cars both sides & is too narrow for a car & bike to pass each other. The mind boggles.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    Boggle your mind with the photo -

    https://twitter.com/sw20ed/status/1606644000936849409

    Posted 1 month ago #

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