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Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby TraceyG » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:46 am

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by BNA » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:59 pm

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Re: Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby human909 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:59 pm

Sgt Wilson said
"Cyclists have to do the right thing as well, if they're obstructing traffic they need to think about whether they should be two abreast."


So is Sgt Wilson also taking responsibility for the more deaths and injuries due to cars hitting cyclist who are riding single file?

Not that I'm advocating riding two abreast all the time but the fact is that these sorts of accidents would be happening less if all cyclists in groups ride ride two abreast. :idea:
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Re: Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby greyhoundtom » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:55 pm

From the same article......................never mind all the other severe injuries that occur when being hit by a car..........providing you are wearing a helmet everything is good :roll:

Latrobe City Cycling Club publicity officer Wayne Tunks survived a horror crash while cycling in February and knows first hand how important road safety precautions are for bike riders.

"The most important thing is a helmet," Mr Tunks said.


No Mr Tunks you have it wrong......................the most important thing is careful drivers that do not hit cyclists. :idea:
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Re: Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:56 am

greyhoundtom wrote:No Mr Tunks you have it wrong......................the most important thing is careful drivers that do not hit cyclists. :idea:


It is the context. In the event of an accident motorists have seatbelts, often airbags and are encased in a cabin designed to minimise injury to the occupants. I certainly agree that for cyclists (let alone all road users) that accident prevention is far better.
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Re: Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:41 pm

+1Driver Education.

Alot of drivers don't have a clue how to indicate through a round-a-bout let alone over take something as scary and as frightening to Nervous drivers as the dreaded "Cylcist".
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Re: Cyclist NOT blamed for crash

Postby grasshopper » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:32 pm

He's a footballer so there's no question he would be blamed for anything. Hope he receovers well though.

Nice to see police with a grip on the rules and promoting them. The story might be more complete with a statement about whether the driver has been charged.
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