Can Cyclists Kill Motorists?

It’s a reasonable enough question, sometimes asked innocently, and sometimes as part of a very large dose of “whataboutery”, sometimes more of a statement than a question: What happens when a cyclist causes a fatal crash where the driver, or other car occupant dies? This question is often asked as part of an argument used … [Read more…]

Helmet Hypocrisy

Helmets are good. The correct device, used in the correct way, can help reduce injury, and in certain situations, it can also save lives. Moving beyond yes and no Does that make me personally “for” or “against” bike helmets? Well basically, neither. there are times and situations where bicycle helmets are useful, and situations where … [Read more…]

Air Drumstick Driver

I’ve just seen a very good example of the Air Drumstick Driver (or just #drumstickdriver if you prefer – other sticks are available). Thankfully, this particular kind of bad driving – where the driver basically has no hands on the steering wheel at all, is usually quite rare, but it’s extremely dangerous, nonetheless. Drumstick driver … [Read more…]