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Steve Farrell  says:

New £1.3million Think! Motorcycle campaign launched

The Government has launched a new £1.3million campaign to get drivers to look out for riders at junctions. Radio and petrol station ads will run from now until May urging drivers to take longer to look for riders. Ads will also appear on Video On Demand TV, aimed particularly at young drivers.  The campaign tells drivers to ‘see the person behind the...

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DamianJ

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DamianJ says:

My mate knows me and as a consequence tries to take out motorcyclists at every opportunity ;)

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Think!

This is all people need to do, really. They just don't.

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crawsue

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crawsue says:

Perhaps Steve Farrell

might like to check out the "Think Bike" website......y'know the one where everybody can get a "Think Bike" sticker? Yeah? Well you can't, they aint got any and they havn't had them for at least 6 months! All the website will say is that they will despatch when they come back into stock.......so much for the biggest road campaign of the year.......sorry,mate, I didn't see you....or my sticker.

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markinnormy

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markinnormy says:

Screen etching

Just get the words "Think" etched into the windscreens of Audi's and BMW's. This could seriously result in fewer motorcycle collisions. Oh and Mercs. And did I mention Range Rovers. Seriously though, why anybody fails to see 200 kilos of metal and 80 kilos of human, usually with a headlight switched on is beyond me.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Can't fault the intent

And they've actually identified the problem - cagers not seeing bikes, or not giving a toss.

Now, how about reminding constabularies that mashing someone up in your cage isn't a case of "well, they're hard to see, so fuck 'em, they know the risks".

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Vortex1952

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Vortex1952 says:

See?

The problem is not that car drivers (Audi's; BMW's, Merc's etc) "DON'T SEE" motorcyclists! It is because they "DON'T LOOK" car drivers indicate and turn as simple as that.

The highway code states that  drivers or riders M U S T ! "LOOK + INDICATE + LOOK AGAIN = TURN! but few people do that, now a days they indicate and turn, expecting the world to stop for them.

I see that stupid behaviour everyday on the A3 Toolworth.....sad!

 

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wak1309

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wak1309 says:

@ Crawsue

Completely agree! I tried to get some more stickers when I read the campaign was ‘ABOUT’ to be launched. The THINK website said “This item is currently out of stock and will be despatched as a priority as soon as stock is available.” (yes I know dispatched is spelt wrong!)

Tried again today thinking that if the campaign is ‘ACTUALLY’ launched, they’re bound to be in stock…….No!

I emailed a rather snotty comment and got a phone call back….
If I want some I have to phone them on 01300 123 1102 and they will post some out!

Nice and easy to get hold of then? How about making them available at Petrol Stations where they propose to advertise????
 

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snev

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snev says:

"In 2011, 74% of......

Motorcyclists Deaths and Injuries involved another vehicle"........................ Stick that on the front page..... Send that to the Government......... Protest outside the Courts....... Tell the Insurance companies....... Present it to the Police......... Introduce Yearly Training for Car drivers, Pensioners, Phone/texting users, Fuckwits, Drug takers, S.M.I.D.S.Y.S. ect, ect...... BUT LEAVE US THE FUCK ALONE.

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cbr9429

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cbr9429 says:

its the driver not the car

I dont understand the whole "oh its all mercs, audi's and BMWs etc" Since when does the car dictate the idiot behind the wheel?

eg: I wanted to scream at the woman in front of me yesterday on the A406 in her red Citroen C1 - jumping two lanes at a time every 10 seconds without any indication. Oh yeah and I happen to own an Audi A4

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bazule

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bazule says:

SMIDSY

I do alot of miles and I can honestly say the there is just as many nobs in vans, fords and whatevers than there is in an other car. and Yes I drive an Audi - but I also ride a bike, anyone hating on these cars is either small minded or jealous IMO

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