Charges over cyclist fatality.

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Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby Paul B » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:25 am

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/ar ... _news.html


"Police figures obtained by the Bulletin showed that almost 130 cyclists had been injured or killed on Townsville roads in the past two and a half years".

Those are nasty numbers indeed.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:16 am

Last sentance in full shows it to be dismissive in my view:
"Police figures obtained by the Bulletin showed that although almost 130 cyclists had been injured or killed on Townsville roads in the past two and a half years, cyclists were still in fewer crashes than motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians."
More than a tad pointless and pathetic.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:18 am

I dunno, might take a bit of thought from the reader to get it tho'.
Is thought a Townsvillain strong point?
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:19 am

No, but they are trying really hard.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby Aushiker » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:24 am

The 2nd Womble wrote:Last sentance in full shows it to be dismissive in my view:
"Police figures obtained by the Bulletin showed that although almost 130 cyclists had been injured or killed on Townsville roads in the past two and a half years, cyclists were still in fewer crashes than motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians."
More than a tad pointless and pathetic.


In fairness to the journalist, Kate Higgins, the comment was made in the context of the apparent actions of the Townsville police to "calm tensions."

Townsville police have also been working hard to calm tensions between cyclists and motorists, telling road users to put safety first and leave petty differences aside.

Police figures obtained by the Bulletin showed that although almost 130 cyclists had been injured or killed on Townsville roads in the past two and a half years, cyclists were still in fewer crashes than motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.


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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby Paul B » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:26 am

The 2nd Womble wrote:Last sentance in full shows it to be dismissive in my view:
"Police figures obtained by the Bulletin showed that although almost 130 cyclists had been injured or killed on Townsville roads in the past two and a half years, cyclists were still in fewer crashes than motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.".


Yea, they made it sound as if it was par for the course and nothing out of the ordinary .... fact is, those numbers are horrific.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby il padrone » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:46 pm

Such tales from Townsville, and rider accounts of cycling in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, have made this little Victorian black duck pretty sure that he won't be retiring to Qld like so many others have.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:22 pm

il padrone wrote:Such tales from Townsville, and rider accounts of cycling in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, have made this little Victorian black duck pretty sure that he won't be retiring to Qld like so many others have.

Retired takes on an entirely different meaning here. "Going to the farm for a long holiday" would make the Grandchildren feel alot better.
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Re: Charges over cyclist fatality.

Postby jules21 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:02 pm

there's no excuse for an oversize HV driver to be involved in this sort of collision. they are driving a vehicle which does not fit on the road, on condition of managing that risk - essentially by driving very carefully. the sad part of that is that it not an expectation extended to driving motor vehicles in general.
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