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Warning. Rant…


While sitting in a coffee shop minding my own business, I have just been acused of breakibg the law by not wearing a high vis jacket while cycling. Obviously a bloody great road sign with an arrow on it isn’t enough. I told the guy I had quite strong views on the subject and didn’t want to enter into a discussion (after already having been run off the road here by traffic that most certainly knew I was there).  ‘It’s your life’ was all he had to say. I didn’t mention that the NZ policy on mandatory helmet use is not actually reducing deaths, it’s only reducing the number of cyclists (half the number of cyclists since the rule was brought in). There are people trying to make high vis jackets the law. Stay calm johnny… stay calm….

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