Taxi advert shows cabbie running over a cyclist
There are bad cyclists. There are bad drivers too. When you mention either, people from either side start screaming at each other, before someone spoils it all by mentioning road tax and immediately forfeiting the argument.
Worse than both camps are people who work in advertising and, combining the war between motorists and cycling enthusiasts, one advert has appeared which is in rather poor taste indeed.
Basically, we see that a taxi has run a cyclist over. Y'know... because people getting hit by cars is funny in 2015?
Westminster Insurance ran their commercial in the latest copy of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Magazine (a thrilling read which covers 'ice breakers for when you want to indulge in small talk with someone who has their headphones in' and '10 anecdotes about drunken customers you've had') which advises that cabbies have cameras fitted in their taxi, so they can get a 10% discount on their insurance.
To convey this message, the accompanying image shows a cyclist lying on the ground while being shouted at by a judge alongside: "A fitted camera in your taxi is like having a witness and a barrister permanently with you."
The amount of cyclists that have been killed on the roads of the UK, this advert will surely be a bit of light relief for all those widows and bereaved families! Of course, not forgetting the real victims of the road - drivers who have been a bit inconvenienced by someone on a bike.
Either way, the funny thing here is that these cameras can convict drivers, as well as cyclists. Maybe it would be a good thing if everyone on the road got rigged up with cameras, like we've seen in Russia.