Thursday, July 18, 2019

Don’t Do As I Do, Do As I Say, Jeramy Vine Post’s Biased Account Of Cabby


Jeramy Vine posted over social media a biased account of a female cyclist jumping the lights, nearly causing an accident. 

Vine is the last cyclist who should be complaining about bad behaviour on the road, as he was once clocked by a police speed gun doing over 3 times the speed limit through Hyde Park, on his way to work at Broadcasting House.  

Mr Vine is one of those cyclist who appears to believe that the regular rules of the road don’t apply to the Lycra clad commandos. 

Vine decided to barrack the London Taxi Driver in this incident, who was given no chance of stopping, as the female cyclist suddenly turned 90 degrees (through a red man signal) left in front of him on a pelican crossing. The startled driver shouted something (as you would) at the cyclist through his side window (which was open at the time). 

Mr Vine took great exception to the driver saying on his Twitter account ‘you wouldn’t act like that if it was your daughter”.
Well, Mr in a case like this where the cyclist was so obviously at fault and could of endangered other motorists, I would and most other Cabbies would.

See full video on Vine’s Twitter account:

TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT :

Jeramy Vine did however admit in a subsequent post that the cyclist in the clip was most definitely at fault !!!


We noticed that Mr Vine hasn’t claimed to be the cyclist who made the video... as it actually shows (the cyclist filming), breaking the law by followed the lady and also jumping the red light and could possibly leave that person open to prosecution for committing a road traffic offence.  


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cycle 20 miles a day and more at a weekend and would love if we all had a number plate on the back of the cycle, so the cyclists breaking the law, going through red lights and cycling on the pavement, could be fined as they give us all a bad name. I would also like to contribute to fixing the pot holes in the road, so wish we could pay road tax, and although i already have insurance, i think it should be made mandatory, everybody should have it by law! Even if we do get these things , it will be up to the police to enforce the law, to often i see cyclists not stopping at a crossing or running a red light in full view of a policeman and nothing is said, let alone done!

dannythecab said...

Who is Jeremy Vine ?

Anonymous said...

To anon 7.47 PM: The police enforce the law, particularly, regarding dangerous and non law abiding cyclists; may I ask if you've been taking your medication regularly? I mean the one that stops any chance of illusions or dream sequences!����

And as for Mr Vine; is there a more self righteous human in existence than this character? He is the epitome of the school sneak that everyone experienced when at school; you all know the one I mean - 'please sir, please sir, I've just seen A N Other do something naughty sir, so now I've told you can I have a gold star sir.......please, please sir'! I can hardly believe his brother is actually related to him as he such a funny chap and seems a really nice man, unlike the bro! Although, it's just a perception & he may actually be a really nice lovable fellow who happens to cycle����������������!

Hugh Bar said...

As best I could hear the cab driver only said "No,no,no". The cab driver was totally faultless.

Perhaps the cyclist is from a country where they drive on the opposite side of the road as England.

Cab drivers have to put up with these pompous self righteous cyclists who never believe they are at fault.

Anonymous said...

You are joking 11.49, i have seen pavement cyclists, red light runners, zebra crossing breakers, all in sight of said plod doing nothing, the crossing at charing cross road in particular was a good example with two policemen standing by, as for the poor chap in essex who came home with his wife from a rare night out to celebrate his retirement, only to find a strapping 30 year old burglar ransacking his house, wrestled him to ground and tried to keep him down, shouting at mrs to call said police! Turns out she was told police were busy, let said burglar go, they will catch him another time! Now 11.49, try telling that chap and his mrs the police enforce the law!

Anonymous said...

1/5 "I cycle 20 miles a day"

Road maintenance is paid for out of general taxation. There is no road tax - we all pay for the roads, not only car drivers.

There is an Vehicle Excise Duty which you know as road tax, it is based on vehicle emissions. Drivers of "clean" cars don't pay it. So you could equally argue they don't pay for our roads which is also incorrect.

Read all about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Excise_Duty

Number plates for cycles would never work and the government will never do it. Just like they won't make helmets mandatory because they about to dissuade anyone from cycling.

Anonymous said...

To anon 1.19 PM: Did you actually read my post as on no account did I propose that police will uphold the law re cyclists! Read the post fully again and you will see that I am ridiculing somebody else who thought that. Basically, you'd be a skeleton waiting for them to attend a crime scene unless someone has had their feelings hurt!!!

Anonymous said...

ok 5.43, apologies, we are in agreement on that one!

Anonymous said...

5.19 PM: That is an absolutely stupid argument and one that is continuously spouted by those cyclists who don't wish to conform to any rules or regulations. To be honest, I'm sick of hearing it every time a sensible proposal to regulate the cycling brigade is put forward.
And why is it a stupid argument, that should be laid to rest? Well in case it has escaped your attention; the rules and regs that prospective car and other vehicle drivers have to adhere to, has not exactly stopped that section of society wanting to drive vehicles.

Why don't you and the cycling fraternity just admit that you don't want to follow any rules or regs and neither contribute a penny piece to the hare brained schemes all over London. Basically, it's a sizeable minority of cyclists who are selfish half wits and ruining it for many other law abiding cyclists (just take a look the next time you are at traffic lights, 10 out of 15 obeying the stop light whilst 5 a***holes pedal through a red light without a regard for their own or anyone else's safety (and before the old chestnut about car drivers jumping lights is mentioned; that is correct - but compulsory ID means they can be caught but cyclists can't)!
And whilst we're at it; make it mandatory to use cycle lanes - the ones around St James' Park are constantly abused!!!

Anonymous said...

My Mate Frank.

Lets get it straight, A fellow driver (and mate of mine) was set apon by a spaced out cyclist on George st (some may of read about it in the taxi paper) because the cyclist is anonomous...it is as pure and simple as that!

I once had my headlight broken by a cyclist (who cycled off before I had time to grab him) who headed down a one way street, I reported it to the police, received a CAD number, had a police call a few weeks later saying the usual "he cannot be identified so nothing can be done"

My incident happened on the front of the big yellow box at Swiss cottage Junction....and yes, there is a camera who fines you if you enter the box, but no joy if you need it for "protection purposes' unless maybe I'd have chinned the cyclist then I bet things would have not surprisingly followed up on!

My mate Frank on the above incident in George st, was really shook up and had a few sleepless nights after due to the ferocity of this lunatic cyclist particularly as he had passengers who were stunned too.

TFL insistence for all of us that are investing in electric vehicles which are designed to be atmospherically clean at £60 grand upwards is corrupted when the police have no means to protect drivers heavy investments from indiscriminate violence and hugely expensive repairs which are almost always at the drivers expense.

The Greater London Authority and Mayor must use their powers to bring identifying rules upon cyclists be it with numerical flourecent cycling bibs or similar and ensure identification and punishment is enforced, There will be huge resistence from all the cycling groups stating freedom "erosions" which virtually sums the cycling lobbies up...take not give.

Something must be done, as every day we all get a little closer to my Mate Frank.....so be very careful.

Be Lucky....

greenbadgejohn

Anonymous said...

MP crashed her bike outside parliament.
Run the country they can't even ride a push bike properly.
The rest of them should get on there bikes and disappear.
Ha ha ha ha.
Shame it's not serious

Anonymous said...

Well said 11.20, those whop abide by the law have no reason to fear a number plate on their cycle, and you would have to ask what have those that don"t want it have to hide? But we shouldn"t be asking the cyclist anyway, it"s the tfl/mayor /government that should be introducing cycle tax, insurance and number plates on every cycle allowed on the road, a few people have died in London alone in the past 5 years at the hands of cyclists, some who made off, one i think never traced, its about time tfl took responsibility for the safety of all Londoners, those law abiding cyclists and pedestrians alike, and made those rogue cyclists who are a danger to us all and themselveswake up and smell the coffee!

Anonymous said...

The answer to cyclists ID is simple & it is to use the same ID recognition as taxis. A barcoded ID card is slotted into a perspex card holder fitted at the rear & front of the bike, easily visible and with large numbers lettering. Anybody wishing to cycle via any cycle then has to put their ID card into the holder. If this isn't done the bike is then assumed to be stolen or being illegally ridden by said cyclist. A charge of around £20.00 could be levied to help pay for this and win win for everyone. Drivers and authorities could then have recompense for damages and cyclist protection against theft and other matters - simples! It's good enough for taxi drivers so why not cyclists?

Anonymous said...

Simples indeed 12.26, simples indeed! Over to you tfl, mayor khan and new pm boris! Make London safer for all, cyclists and pedestrians, win win!

Anonymous said...

Dream on NOTHING is going to happen cycle identification is a pipe dream myth it ain’t happening FACT

Anonymous said...

Although the only trouble is that when it comes to common sense and safety the people responsible are..........SIMPLES!

Anonymous said...

Too many greedy cycle investors around to change the free culture for the turn up and ride ideology of which the cycling mafia agressively sells as socially inclusive, however, any resemblence of identity or responsibility via insurance or highway law is always seen as a hostile requirement against a cyclist unless of course he finds it neccessary to mske a claim off of the motorists insurance eh?

How many cyclists have scarpered after hitting a predestrian because like them, they too have no insurance to make a claim from (fault or not)

Its pure Mafioso.

Anonymous said...

Best you get your facts right anon 5.19 car tax is only emissions based on the first year. From April 1st 2017 when the govnt realized it was not collecting enough money after convincing everybody to buy green diesels a blanket fee was introduced which is now £145 unless the car is over £40000 for which you pay a premium for the first five years.

Anonymous said...

Quite right anon 11.02 & well done for scuppering that old argument that the boring bike lobby continually wheel out (see what I did there����). The bottom line is that the militant section of the bike brigade (a sizeable amount) want everything on a plate & don't want to pay or abide by the rules! They could teach chairman mao a thing or two about dictatorship��!

Hugh Bar said...

Now Boris has been declared as our Prime minister, will we see the expansion of Boris bikes? Will the cycle lobby be more powerful than ever?

Anonymous said...

12.38: If you think boris bikes will be the number 1 item on Johnson's list then you are deluded. Also, taxis and drivers will be the least of his priorities!

Anonymous said...

The Taxi trade will only get assistance from boris's government if Ian duncan Smith gets a senior position knowing how much he has previously spoken out for the taxi trade so you never know!

Anonymous said...

Maybe 12.42, unless uber ask for a private meeting first!

Anonymous said...

Shame your name wasnt george osborne green badge john, the police would have had all the cctv images viewed and caught the culprit the next day, they worked wonders for george when some moped thieves tried to steal his mobile, caught the islington gang the very next day, all on the cctv, yet 120 people in the previous week who had their phones stolen in same incidents were told theres no cctv, around oxford street!

Anonymous said...

Boris is a liar.
He said he was going to get rid of the bendy buses.
They still in service for five years.
He said he was going to get rid of the rickshaws
More lies.
He ain't no fairy godmother.
He's a corporate bod and will look after he's mates.
The other Etonian tossers.
Roll on the revolution.

Anonymous said...

Thank god, the voice of reason 4.36, the voice of reason!

Anonymous said...

wake up everyone and look at Saturday nights trade......its disgusting!!!