WEST Metropolitan Traffic's top officer has issued a reminder to cyclists that they must abide by the same road rules as motorists after a man was caught speeding through a school zone on his bicycle.
Senior Constable Lance Munckton was shocked to clock a cyclist doing 56km/h through a children’s crossing outside St John’s Primary School in Scarborough during morning peak hour earlier this month.
It was the fastest speed of a bicycle the officer had ever recorded in 28 years of policing.
The speed limit in designated school zones is 40km/h.
The 34-year-old cyclist from Mt Hawthorn was fined $150 and issued two demerit points – a penalty he was “very annoyed” with.
West Metropolitan Traffic officer-in-charge Patricia Lagan said although there was no one crossing at the time, a bicycle hitting a pedestrian at that speed was likely to kill or seriously injure them.
The cyclist could not be contacted for comment.
Read more at inmycommunity.com.au
There's a poll on the website as well asking "Should cyclists face same rules as drivers and be issued demerit points for speeding?"
484 comments too, didn't read all of them but most of them are the usual cyclists should pay rego etc etc