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Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 am
by Cheesewheel
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/oute ... 92cb9aed91

Not sure if this got mentioned elsewhere .... take home points seem to suggest its about taking the usual form of pinging cyclists.
:roll:

Re: Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:14 am
by fat and old
The final paragraph

Cyclists face a $198 fine if they aren’t wearing helmets, use their headlights outside of daylight hours or don’t have their bikes fitted with a warning device such as a horn.


Say What

My mate was killed by a moron who backed out of his stinking drive on Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd straight over the top of him in 2014. What the hell does a bloody bell or helmet have to do with that?

The cops have good intentions but that paper....sheesh :evil:

Re: Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:40 am
by Leaf T
Blame the cyclist. Whatever happened to driving suitably to the road conditions? Some driver re-education is well overdue.

Re: Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:09 pm
by Cyclophiliac
Cyclists face a $198 fine if they aren’t wearing helmets, use their headlights outside of daylight hours or don’t have their bikes fitted with a warning device such as a horn.

Usual crap editing by our newspaper "editors". The fines only apply if you fail to use your headlights outside of daylight hours. :roll:
Also, as already mentioned: it's just more victim-blaming rubbish.

Re: Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:31 pm
by human909
“Anything cyclists can do to improve their chances of not being knocked down is something we’d encourage,” he said.

You might as well be saying:

“Anything women can do to improve their chances of not being sexually assault is something we’d encourage,”


Whatever happened to focussing of the perpetrators. :| :?:

Re: Yarra ranges police crackdown on bicycle safety

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:05 pm
by Mulger bill
human909 wrote:Whatever happened to focussing of the perpetrators. :| :?:

That would require very disconcerting introspection as you consider the sins of your own demographic