A man has been arrested after his car hit a cyclist at Wingfield this morning leaving a man in a critical condition.
Just before 11am on Tuesday 31 October, police and emergency services were called to South Road at Wingfield after reports a car had collided with a cyclist.
The cyclist, a 51-year-old man from NSW has been rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition with head injuries.
Major Crash Investigators attended the scene, arresting the driver of the car, a 40-year-old man from Salisbury North. He has been charged with cause injury by dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
The arrested man has been refused police bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates court tomorrow.
South Road traffic was reduced to one lane until midday when the roads were reopened.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
How many disqualified drivers are out there ? I hope the cyclist recovers but this doesn't sound good.
As I've said in a previous comment - arbitrarily impound and destroy the offending vehicle (unless it's stolen of course)!
Flanders has a 15.4% cyclist commute (p.8 you don't even need to be able to read as it's a pictogram http://www.mobielvlaanderen.be/pdf/ovg51/samenvatting.pdf)(the weather would be similar but colder). Commutes to school are 28.87%.
Majority short journey's are active transport (no numbers are provided but you'd assume majority means >50% or at least the largest group). Up to 5km walking wins, up to 10km cycling wins.
For Adelaide, 5km from Victoria Square West straight line out to the airport, 10km puts you @ the beach. Heading Sth, 5km puts you in Westbourne Park, or out in Pasadena. Nth, you get to Prospect or Gepps Cross, East you get to Beulah Park/Kensington or Rostrevor.
Basically, most of Adelaide metro can be reached by bicycle from the centre of ACC.
I got the report about Flanders via the Flemish cycling Assoc. and they provide an interesting cost/benefit overview of cycling (Fiets=Winst) (http://old.fietsersbond.be/fietsbeleid/onderzoeken)
The first link is actually British, so English lingo https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/campaigning/...
Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is suitable for determining current vehicle registration. Some ‘offenders’ will be safe drivers who forgot to renew on time.
For checking on disqualified drivers (about 16,000 yearly in SA) does ANPR need tweaking? Are all vehicle registration numbers associated with disqualified drivers entered into the database?
A promo for ch 9 news today. SA politician reckons that too many driving on disqualified licences.