To my disbelief a proposal is on the table to ban music for cyclists. Allegedly we are a danger to ourselves, so recklessly listening to music while riding. And the spokesperson of transport have been quoted saying he is not unwilling to legislate on this. I am still in a state of chock. How did we get to the point where politicians assume the parenting role? Last time I checked the politicians work for the people, not the other way around.
And it makes me wonder where this will end? If they can get away with this, they can pretty much get away with anything. Some will argue they already are. It is interesting that following the "logic" of the recent proposal, music should also be banned in cars. There is simply no way you can argue this only applies to bicyclists. One guess if a law like that would ever see the light of day.. Listening to music while bicycling is one of the most liberating things in the world, and there is no way I will ever abide by a rule denying me that choice. They might as well go ahead and throw me in the dungeon right away, because I will be a repeat offender. I consider it my right.