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A Dangerous Cycling Book
« on: May 24, 2011, 04:49:04 pm »
Cycle safety children's picture book,'The Harey Bike Ride'.

Oh dear - more propaganda promoting cycling as a dangerous activity.


Karla

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 04:51:36 pm »
Don't ride bikes kids, you'll Die!  Die, I tell you, yes you'll DIE TILL YOU'RE DEAD!

[ :o IN LOTS OF HORRIBLE, PAINFUL WAYS  :o ]

clarion

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 04:58:30 pm »
Well, I've learned my lesson.  I shall be driving home tonight.
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Jaded

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 05:20:30 pm »
A children's picture book about car safety, road safety and the highway code.

Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, and his friends go driving their cars, but he does not obey the highway code. He has to be persuaded to wear his safety belt after he has driven out of his garage straight into tree. He then drives out of the drive onto the road without looking where he is going, drives on the pavement and fails to stop at red traffic lights where he knocks down Pillow the parrot on the pelican crossing.
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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 05:23:00 pm »
Hare-brained rabbit?  What horror of miscegenation is this?
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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 05:47:09 pm »
"It was a warm, sunny cycling morning"

...

"why haven’t you any lights on your bicycle?"

...

"Hedley Griffin has asserted his rights to be identified as a complete and utter f***wit under the Ignorance, Stupidity and Downright Wrong Act 1988"

hellymedic

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 06:02:33 pm »
Following links from the dangerspot homepage you can go to this lovely quiz in a few clicks.

http://capt.org.uk/node/258/take

No doubt our friends Fat Angie and Sarah Levene are lurking...

clarion

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 06:08:19 pm »
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Q: By what percentage can a cycle helmet reduce the risk of a head injury?
A: Up to 85%

really?

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Q: How many deaths from cycling accidents involve a head injury?
A: three quarters

Even if this is true, it doesn't have any bearing on how useful a helmet is.
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Jaded

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 06:28:46 pm »
I got those questions wrong and all the others right. Go figure.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 06:35:00 pm »
Should we all click on the 'write to us' linky on the bottom right of the dangerspot homepage http://www.dangerspot.co.uk/childsafetyeducation.htm and mailbomb these disinformation merchants?
Shouldn't Harey check his tyres and brakes before haring out?
I note Child Accident Prevention Week coincides with Bike Week...

Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 08:16:01 pm »
Even if this is true, it doesn't have any bearing on how useful a helmet is.
It probably is true, since few people die of a broken collarbone.  Likewise, most people die in hospital.
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Regulator

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 11:13:43 am »
Following links from the dangerspot homepage you can go to this lovely quiz in a few clicks.

http://capt.org.uk/node/258/take

No doubt our friends Fat Angie and Sarah Levene are lurking...

I know the boss of CAPT.  I shall be having words.... >:(

To give them credit, when the DfT published the infamous 'whack kids without helmets' game, CAPT supported CTC in getting the game pulled.
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David Martin

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2011, 03:30:50 pm »
And as the strapline is 'preventing accidents', maybe some mention of cycle training might be more positive than helmet promotion?
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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2011, 03:41:55 pm »
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He cycled out the drive without stopping and looking where he was going.

Maybe this should go in grammar that makes you cringe, but Arrgghhhhhhh

RJ

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Re: A Dangerous Cycling Book
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2011, 03:54:25 pm »
Hey, it's not just cycling.

Child safety awareness books to be published

There's danger at the seaside, at home, skiing, kite-flying - just about anywhere you'd care to shake a stick at.

Did I just say shake a stick? :facepalm:

Actually - taken together, those synopses are starting to sound (a) sadisitic and (b) self-defeating, in that it's always Harey who gets hurt (ergo, the damage can't be *that* bad, or he'd be dead  :demon:)