I just want to make my position very clear - its NOT OK to run red lights. I was driving my truck through Brighton le Sands this morning around 7.45am. I passed a group of about 10 cyclists heading south on the 3 lane main road and I came to a stop at the red light in the main shopping strip. I watched in my rear view mirror as the bunch approached the red light and then proceeded to ride - all 10 of them - straight through it.
10 humans on bicycles is about the same spacial size as 2 Station Wagons.
Do these guys/girls consider what might result if they suddenly had to stop for a unsuspecting pedestrian?
To me its blatant disrespect for a system that is set in place to make the roads safer for everyone, and when I see cyclists run red lights regularly I can really understand non-cyclists anger.
Try to give me just one good reason why any let alone 10 cyclists have the right to run a red light - and I'll tell you its bullshit.
If we want respect on the roads we cyclists need to start acting responsibly.