Monthly Archives: February 2010

Charities Commission


I was being shown by my bf the Charities Commission site so we looked for stuff on Sustrans and LCC.

Someone said as we were doing this ‘you know know how to give a girl a good time’.

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk

Myth: Safety in Numbers


It is generally perceived that it is safer to cycle with lots of cyclists, that’s a false sense of security.

Well, you kind of hope it is, but if a bad driver is crap, he or she WILL mow the cyclists down. Never assume every motorist is an idiot, assume they are psychos.

It is russian roulette every single time you cycle.

Worst areas in the UK for bad drivers: Hampshire


Stats from myroadrage.co.uk:

Hampshire 5.4%
Greater London 5.1%
Surrey 4.4%
Nottinghamshire 3.8%
Essex 3.6%
Lancashire 3.3%
West Yorkshire 3.3%
East Sussex 3.3%
West Midlands 3.3%
Kent 3.0%
West Sussex 3.0%
Berkshire 2.9%
Cheshire 2.7%
Oxfordshire 2.6%
Hertfordshire 2.3%
Wiltshire 2.3%
Greater Manchester 2.2%
Gloucestershire 2.2%
Worcestershire 2.2%
Buckinghamshire 2.2%
North Yorkshire 2.0%
Bedfordshire 1.7%
Northamptonshire 1.7%
Leicestershire 1.7%
Middlesex 1.6%
Somerset 1.5%
Norfolk 1.5%
Devon 1.5%
Staffordshire 1.4%
South Yorkshire 1.3%
Lanarkshire 1.3%
Cambridgeshire 1.3%
Lincolnshire 1.2%
Warwickshire 1.2%
Derbyshire 1.2%
Shropshire 1.2%
Aberdeenshire 1.1%
Herefordshire 1.0%
Dorset 1.0%
Tyne and Wear 0.8%
Midlothian 0.8%
Merseyside 0.7%
Suffolk 0.6%
Cornwall 0.6%
Fife 0.6%
Cleveland 0.5%
Durham 0.5%
Down 0.4%
Zetland 0.4%
Cumbria 0.4%
Humberside 0.3%
Perthshire 0.3%
Renfrewshire 0.3%
Clackmannanshire 0.3%
Angus 0.3%
Inverness-shire 0.2%
Ayrshire 0.2%
West Lothian 0.2%
Northumberland 0.2%
East Lothian 0.2%
Londonderry 0.2%
Dunbartonshire 0.1%
Antrim 0.1%
Isle of Wight 0.1%
Clare 0.1%
Argyll 0.1%
Nairnshire 0.1%
Dumfriesshire 0.1%
Monaghan 0.1%
Ross and Cromarty 0.0%
Peeblesshire 0.0%
Sligo 0.0%
Cork 0.0%
Wicklow 0.0%
Stirlingshire 0.0%
Caithness 0.0%
Tyrone 0.0%
Berwickshire 0.0%
Armagh 0.0%
Limerick 0.0%
Louth 0.0%
Mayo 0.0%
Longford 0.0%
Kirkcudbrightshire 0.0%
Kinross-shire 0.0%
County of Bute 0.0%

Bad Drivers: Worst Behaviour – Aggressive Driving


Stats found on myroadrage.co.uk:

“Aggressive behaviour 22.6%
Dangerous driving 18.7%
Other 11.0%
Dangerous overtaking 11.0%
Cutting me up 9.9%
Speeding 6.2%
Driving too close 5.6%
Using phone while driving 5.4%
Erratic lane changing 4.2%
Ignoring traffic signals 2.8%
Driving too slow 2.6%”

Bad Drivers’ Cars: Worst is Black and Silver, followed by Blue


Stats compiled from myroadrage.go.uk:

“black 21.6%
silver 21.6%
blue 18.0%
white 13.4%
red 7.6%
green 5.0%
other 4.3%
unknown 4.0%
maroon 2.2%
yellow 1.2%
brown 0.8%
orange 0.5%”

Worst vehicles involved in bad driving: Ford


Stats from http://www.myroadrage.co.uk – Ford is the worst, and BMW driver is not far behind:-

“Ford 13.7%
Unknown vehicle 11.1%
Vauxhall 9.1%
BMW 7.7%
Volkswagen 6.8%
Peugeot 4.6%
Mercedes 4.5%
Audi 4.2%
Renault 4.2%
Citroen 2.7%
Land Rover 2.7%
Toyota 2.4%
Nissan 2.2%
Honda 2.0%
Volvo 1.7%
White Van Man 1.7%
Rover 1.5%
Lorry/Wagon 1.4%
Fiat 1.3%
Saab 1.2%
Van 1.2%
Porsche 1.1%
HGV 1.1%
Mini 1.0%
Mitsubishi 0.9%
Jaguar 0.8%
Suzuki 0.6%
Mazda 0.6%
Subaru 0.6%
Motorcycle 0.6%
Chrysler 0.5%
Skoda 0.5%
Alfa Romeo 0.5%
Hyundai 0.4%
Lexus 0.4%
Bentley 0.3%
Seat 0.3%
Jeep 0.3%
Ferrari 0.3%
Kia 0.2%
Lada 0.2%
TVR 0.2%
Aston Martin 0.1%
Lotus 0.1%
Bugatti 0.1%
Rolls Royce 0.1%
Ssangyong 0.1%
Daewoo 0.1%
Lamborghini 0.0%
Zastava 0.0%
Aro 0.0%”

Worst Drivers: Men!


Stats from http://www.myroadrage.co.uk, (people report them directly on this site):

73 % male

15 % female

unknown driver 12%