Earbuds on the carriageway?
So I have to bring this up. Who doesn't think it's stunningly foolish to wear music earbuds while cycling on London roads?
What is the point of legislating that all bicycles sold must be equipped with bells, and then ignoring the fact that about 30% of London cyclists elect to block one of their primary senses in the name of anything so frivolous as personal entertainment?
Who doesn't think this practice is stunningly selfish and thoughtless, foolish to the extreme?
Yes, of course, out in the country it couldn't possibly matter blah blah blah.
It's another case of people taking something that, if done intelligently, would be fine, but abusing/ovdoing it to the point that it becomes a real problem will eventually get it banned, like using a phone while driving. If people had been resonable about chosing when it was safe, we could all still use our phones while driving.....when it was safe.
But people aren't reasonable (or conscious?).