Alarmed by Wirral's 'amber gamblers'

Alarmed by Wirral's 'amber gamblers'

Alarmed by Wirral's 'amber gamblers'

First published in Letters

FURTHER to MW's recently published letter, I would like to say that I have noticed a great many dangerous motorists on Wirral's roads lately.

They appear to think roads were invented for their sole use, forgetting that roads were used by pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists long before cars were around.

Seemingly oblivious to the Highway Code and the menace they pose, these 'amber gamblers' constantly manoeuvre without indicating, recklessly exceed clearly signposted speed limits, and overtake without leaving sufficient room for other road users.

It's only thanks to the constant vigilance of cyclists that there aren't more accidents.

Motor cars are a relic of the industrial era that really ought to be phased out.

For the safety of all road users and pedestrians, we should reinstate the practice of having a man with a red flag run in front of each automobile as a warning signal.

If grown adults have not yet learned to ride a bike they should take the bus or train.

Wirral has perfectly adequate public transport infrastructure.

Owen Barden by email

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2:09pm Tue 6 May 14

pooboy says...

This has to be the most ridiculous letter I have ever read on the website.Go away old man,no-one is interested in the " good old olden days".
I suggest you get on your penny farthing and peddle into obscurity.
This has to be the most ridiculous letter I have ever read on the website.Go away old man,no-one is interested in the " good old olden days". I suggest you get on your penny farthing and peddle into obscurity. pooboy
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Tue 6 May 14

JohnON says...

Identical letter published on 15th April.

The Globe must be really short of news.

http://www.wirralglo
be.co.uk/yoursay/wir
ralletters/11149533.
Motorists_are_a_dang
er_on_Wirral_s_roads
/?ref=ar
Identical letter published on 15th April. The Globe must be really short of news. http://www.wirralglo be.co.uk/yoursay/wir ralletters/11149533. Motorists_are_a_dang er_on_Wirral_s_roads /?ref=ar JohnON
  • Score: 5

1:28pm Thu 8 May 14

robocoupe says...

Very confusing letter Owen Barden??

You state that `Motor cars are a relic of the industrial era that really ought to be phased out.`
But end your comment prompting `If grown adults have not yet learned to ride a bike they should take the bus or train.`

Surely the bus will use the same roads as a car.
Very confusing letter Owen Barden?? You state that `Motor cars are a relic of the industrial era that really ought to be phased out.` But end your comment prompting `If grown adults have not yet learned to ride a bike they should take the bus or train.` Surely the bus will use the same roads as a car. robocoupe
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Thu 8 May 14

Westerly9 says...

This letter was a tongue in cheek response to an earlier letter seriously suggesting bicycles were a thing of the past.

Are Arrow Park doing sense of humour bypasses?
This letter was a tongue in cheek response to an earlier letter seriously suggesting bicycles were a thing of the past. Are Arrow Park doing sense of humour bypasses? Westerly9
  • Score: 4

3:19pm Thu 8 May 14

fenix uk says...

pooboy wrote:
This has to be the most ridiculous letter I have ever read on the website.Go away old man,no-one is interested in the " good old olden days".
I suggest you get on your penny farthing and peddle into obscurity.
I think yours might edge it you know.

Pedal - not peddle.

Maybe you'll remember this guy going on about cycling as your weight balloons into obesity and you sit there in a traffic jam watching cyclists whizz past ?
[quote][p][bold]pooboy[/bold] wrote: This has to be the most ridiculous letter I have ever read on the website.Go away old man,no-one is interested in the " good old olden days". I suggest you get on your penny farthing and peddle into obscurity.[/p][/quote]I think yours might edge it you know. Pedal - not peddle. Maybe you'll remember this guy going on about cycling as your weight balloons into obesity and you sit there in a traffic jam watching cyclists whizz past ? fenix uk
  • Score: -2

5:35pm Sun 18 May 14

bluey says...

Dear me, surely bicycles are also relics of days gone by. What a pointless letter; I am amazed so many are writing here lately who are going backwards and not forward in time!!!
Dear me, surely bicycles are also relics of days gone by. What a pointless letter; I am amazed so many are writing here lately who are going backwards and not forward in time!!! bluey
  • Score: -1

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