Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Equipment and On Road Behaviour, Laws and Rules. Cycling Promotion and Advocacy

Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby Aushiker » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:56 am

Image

Delivery trucks warning motorists to give bike riders a wide berth will appear soon on Australian city streets as the country's biggest transport company joins a national campaign to end cycling fatalities.

Cycling safety group the Amy Gillett Foundation has recruited trucking giant Toll to its "A Metre Matters" campaign, which is calling for a law requiring motorists to give cyclists a minimum one-metre distance when overtaking, with a penalty of up to 10 demerit points. At present, most states "encourage" a one-metre buffer but none mandates it.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/truck ... z2kUEcDjXy

Andrew
"Pedal-pounding pounce" - D. Fluellen - West Australian 13/1/14
Image
User avatar
Aushiker
 
Posts: 20275
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA

by BNA » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:03 pm

BNA
 

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby Tornado » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Should certainly get plenty of coverage. Toll are absolutely everywhere.
Image

2015 Specialized Tarmac
2012 Avanti Giro3
User avatar
Tornado
 
Posts: 305
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:25 am
Location: Mandurah WA

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby g-boaf » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Shame it isn't 1.5m matters. But every little bit counts .
User avatar
g-boaf
 
Posts: 4150
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:11 pm

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:29 pm

Wot? No comments? Spooky...

Good to see tho', VERY broad coverage even if they forgot the decimal.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26012
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby il padrone » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:20 pm

Foundation chief executive Tracey Gaudry said these deaths often occurred because a driver made a wrong judgment when overtaking.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/truck ... z2kVGkrRHT

While I'm very supportive of the campaign planned (and drivers of large trucks are normally the very best at overtaking with plenty of room), it is also very important to get out the message that cyclists have a role to play in their safety. Handling yourself on the road like this is really important. Drivers need to know that this is why that cyclist is riding wider on the road lane - it actually makes it better for cyclists, and for the drivers as they are more likely to change lanes earlier and avoid getting caught squeezing a cyclist off the road. The psychology of a lane-claiming cyclist tells drivers early on that there really is not enough room to lane-share.

Do you want a metre pass like this (the closest while riding wide):
Image


Or a pass like this (the closest while riding close to the road edge):
Image

:?: :idea:



Keri Caffrey wrote:To accuse a cyclist of being militant, selfish or rude for riding in the lane is nothing more than car-centric bias assuming the bicycle driver is of lesser status than the motor vehicle driver — especially in context of how easy it is to see and safely pass a cyclist. Sadly, the people who I’ve most often seen making such an accusation are other cyclists.


:roll: :|
Last edited by il padrone on Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
User avatar
il padrone
 
Posts: 18764
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:57 pm
Location: Heading for home.

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby Aushiker » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:33 pm

Image

Andrew
"Pedal-pounding pounce" - D. Fluellen - West Australian 13/1/14
Image
User avatar
Aushiker
 
Posts: 20275
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby chucknitro » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:49 am

Great work by the AGF.
2013 Scott CR1 Premium - Ultegra Di2 compact.
User avatar
chucknitro
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:30 pm

Re: Toll trucks to carry bike safety message

Postby kb » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:07 am

Great work by TOLL too. I see their trucks and vans several times a week commuting and their drivers are always switched on and courteous.
Image
User avatar
kb
 
Posts: 935
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:22 pm


Return to Cycling Safety and Advocacy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit