Whether we agree or disagree with the law is not what this discussion is about, what I'm discussing is what the severity of the fine should be.
Laws are put in place to manage and protect.
I'm sure there's a thread going about the latest Telegraph cycling article where yet another angle has been applied to discredit cyclists thru the argument that fines are uneven. For example;
Motorists running red lights face penalties of $405 and three demerit points, while cyclists face a $67 fine
So I'm thinking what are the perceived factors that should determine the severity of the penalty, for example;
- Personal risk to the offender
- Risk to other road users and pedestrians
- Inconvenience to others (noisy exhaust, having to brake, etc)
- Environmental impact