Skip to content

Discuss This £1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring General news

You are in... Forums > Discuss This > General news > £1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring

This is a discussion topic

This discussion topic is linked to an article on this site. You can navigate to the article by clicking on the article name in the first post.

Go to most recent reply

Anonymous

Joined:

Posts:

Steve Farrell  says:

£1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring

Drivers will be told to look out for bikes in a £1.2mllion government campaign this spring.  The ‘Think bike’ campaign will run from March to April, to coincide with many riders returning to the roads after winter.  The Department for Transport plans to spend more on the initiative than almost any other road safety campaign this year. Funding of £1.275million...

Reply to this Topic  
  • Posted 2 years ago (07 February 2013 11:08)

Post a message in General news

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required

   

Please note. You cannot submit more than 4000 characters as a message.

Upload image(s) from your computer (up to 3 images)

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  

Terms of use

Use of our community areas and forums is subject to important terms of use. By joining our community and using the features you agree to be bound by these terms. See terms of use below. 

Cancel
preunit

Joined:

Dec 10

Posts: 11938

preunit says:

Poster?

If so, cagers won't see it as they'll be too busy texting!.

Reply to this Topic
Bikerste

Joined:

Jan 13

Posts: 10

Bikerste says:

How Much

They can spend 20 Million, and they still say did not see him, I ride everyday to work all year round and still get car drivers saying sorry did not see you, Head light ON, Dayglo Jacket, white crash Helmet are they that blind or what, seen women putting makup on while driving always worried when they are behind me at  the lights that they may just set off without looking.

Make them ride bikes for a week, Not a chance LOL.

 

Reply to this Topic
69Fastback

Joined:

Apr 12

Posts: 143

69Fastback says:

Addressing other Cultures

No amount of money will educate the 'Lethal' drivers, who commute to a mosque near where I live. Pulling out of junctions, telephone in hand, looking right through you like you're not there. Really scary!!!

Reply to this Topic
greenturbobob

Joined:

Nov 05

Posts: 125

Since it costs..

between £750,000 and £1.3million in investigate every road death in the UK, then as long as it saves at least 1.25 lives then its been worth it! Well at least that will be the view from the Government. Those aren't made up figures they are genuine!

[This Reply has been modified by the Author]

Reply to this Topic
Rogerborg

Joined:

Sep 09

Posts: 886

Rogerborg says:

I'd prefer a "Bikes are ace" campaign

Like: Hey, cagers, filtering is legal! The bike filtering past you is reducing YOUR journey time too. Or would you prefer that they were stuck in front of you in a car?

Reply to this Topic
djhill73

Joined:

Feb 13

Posts: 6

djhill73 says:

Never enough

Yes, this is positive. Yes, it's needed. Yes, it's an encouraging move in the right direction. But unless the government makes being stupid a crime, or insists on compulsory lobotomies for car drivers, then we're still going to be the minority who take a risk every time they go out. Won't bloody stop me though, obviously!

Reply to this Topic
muddy686

Joined:

Aug 11

Posts: 43

muddy686 says:

Its a step in the right direction but all the advertising in the world won't make people look, especially t**ts on mobiles.

While they're at it they should make an advert for born agains, something along the lines of "having a midlife crisis? Was your last bike a '72 Bonneville? Yeah.....maybe try something smaller before that ZZR1400, things have moved on a bit while you were away."

Reply to this Topic
billysollocks

Joined:

Feb 09

Posts: 515

They don't think about us now, so what difference will it make in spring? Spend the money on enforcing better driving standards and take the worst drivers off the road. A much better use of resources.

Reply to this Topic
billysollocks

Joined:

Feb 09

Posts: 515

Having thought a bit more, drivers these days don't have to think, because their satnavs, ASR,ABS,ESR and all the other gizmos fitted to their mobile gin palaces do the work for them, leaving them time to social network on the phone / I patch / all the other gizmos that seem to be just SOOOOO important these days. Here's a thought - make car and van manufacturers install a system that effectively blocks the use of these gadgets and actually FORCE the myopic bastards to LOOK where they're going and concentrate on driving. The less distraction they have the better, and they get to use their limited cranial filling to better effect. Maybe.

A rant in lieu of breakfast. What a way to start the day!

Reply to this Topic
Darkrapture

Joined:

Nov 09

Posts: 202

Darkrapture says:

Smidsy

Smidsy won't stop until the courts stop allowing people to murder motorcyclists with their cars.

Reply to this Topic

Page

Compare Insurance

Save money by comparing quotes. It's quick and easy

Motorcycles for sale

 

It's only £13.99 to advertise your motorcycle on MCN

Sell your Motorcycle

Motorcycle pricing tool

New! Find used bike prices