Safe passing laws enforcement petition

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Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby CoffsGal » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:48 am

From the Bicycling Australia email...

Good morning BA readers! And welcome to Sunday August 26 ... just days from Spring and we can already feel a definite and upbeat change in the air.
A fair bit to cover this week - firstly we've got to give kudos to Dulwich Hill Bicycling Club who have launched a nationwide petition requesting authorities start actually policing mandatory safe passing distances.
In less than a week almost 1000 people have signed the petition - you can read more and sign it here. https://bicyclingaustralia.cmail20.com/t/i-l-nljute-qmkyyuk-y/

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby Az0r_au » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 am

I'll have to get back to you when my state gets it's head out of it's arse :roll:

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby CoffsGal » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:56 pm

Az0r_au wrote:I'll have to get back to you when my state gets it's head out of it's arse :roll:


Don't worry, the law may exist, but it is not enforced.

Anyway, a bicycle without a bell is far more dangerous than a close pass.

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby BianchiCam » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:14 pm

Signed.

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby Jmuzz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:47 pm

I wonder if police would be receptive to cyclists offering to volunteer to be the "bait" and ride up and down a stretch of road for a couple of hours while cop with big lens hides and watches for a close pass?

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby CoffsGal » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:21 pm

Jmuzz wrote:I wonder if police would be receptive to cyclists offering to volunteer to be the "bait" and ride up and down a stretch of road for a couple of hours while cop with big lens hides and watches for a close pass?


A nice thought, but it seems that there is no will to enforce this particular law, despite the numerous video footage of close passes being provided to police.

See this from the petition page...
https://vimeo.com/286332257

And BianchiCam link in previous post

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby CoffsGal » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:12 pm

3,300 signatures now.
Close passing conviction stats revealed...
https://www.change.org/p/13389751/u/23216880

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:27 am

Interesting that the tabloids are picking up on this. As usual, don’t waste your time by reading the comments. Stats show Frenches Forest has three infringement notices... all a result of the hard work and persistence by forum member Trailgumby.

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby Comedian » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:16 pm

This is the problem we found in QLD. They increased cycling fines by many fold - but at least you get the 1m rule.

Unfortunately QPS don't want anything to do with it.

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby Scintilla » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:16 pm

In the first year after Minimum Passing Distance was introduced there were only 33 fines given to drivers for this offence, compared with 8,586 fines to cyclists for helmets/footpath/lights/etc (including 463 for not having a bell)... apparently it's 26,000% more important to discourage cyclists than to penalise motorists!!


Source - Change.org, from NSW Police Infringement Penalty data.

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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby trailgumby » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:41 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Interesting that the tabloids are picking up on this. As usual, don’t waste your time by reading the comments. Stats show Frenches Forest has three infringement notices... all a result of the hard work and persistence by forum member Trailgumby.

Not *all* mine. I have, however, had input into the other two:

http://www.simplycyclingtraining.com/ca ... forcement/


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Re: Safe passing laws enforcement petition

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:08 am

Well... this is giving back to cycling and I recognise the help you are providing the community :)

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