Blog Action Day: Save the Cyclists

As yesterday was Blog Action Day, where bloggers are encouraged to blog about ways they’d do their bit for the environment, here’s my suggestion, albeit late and against what Blog Action Day is all about.

I heard on Radio 5 this morning on my way into work that the all powerful government in the UK are considering reducing the speed limit in city centres and built up areas to 20mph. The reason for this genius idea is that the death tolls on the UK’s roads have been falling year on year, but the fall has slowed this last year. The thinking being that if we all drive at 20mph we’ll help save more lives, in particular cyclists…

hmm, how do I feel about that?

Fuck the cyclists. They’re the reason there’s congestion around where I currently work and live. You get mile upon mile of tailbacks through the country lanes and narrow roads as all of the cars follow some fat guy puffing away trying to get his ‘racer’ up a hill as he sways from side to side, oblivious of the delay he’s causing.

Save more cyclists? I say increase the speed limits and offer rewards to drivers who maim and kill cyclists. Aim for the bastards, not slow down to save them.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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