Australia needs road rules to protect us

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Australia needs road rules to protect us

Postby Aushiker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:56 pm

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It’s time the Australian commuting public were offered alternatives to the one-passenger-per-vehicle madness of our current road network. More bike lanes means an increased numbers of cyclists and commuters which naturally leads to fewer cars on our roads and less congestion. Everyone’s a winner. If there was suitable infrastructure in place along this regular cycling route in Sydney, we can be confident six cyclists would have arrived home to spend the rest of the weekend with their families.

To enact “a-metre-matters” legislation at least addresses one known cause of many accidents between bikes and cars. A simple act to enforce the rights cyclists have to safe passage. It’s not an instant fix, but it is the first stage on a re-education program for we motorists.

It’s certainly better than having to watch video footage treating cyclists as nothing more than annoying obstacles to dangerous drivers and passengers.


Source: The Guardian

Andrew
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