"Concrete planter boxes, if that happens I'm wondering how they would argue in court if you crashed into them trying to avoid pedestrians.
Jilden, I was there on Sunday. There was no footpath, so the options were the bike path or the road.
"None of the offences endangered themselves or anyone else, so I'd say they're minor. Altough they had the potential to do harm and that is the whole point of stopping them.
They were just asking to be pulled over! Any cop in ADL would know…"
"The first briefing should probably include something that makes pro international cyclists aware of the generally negative perception around cycling in Australia, and that doing dumb things like what we got to see in the video does nothing to make…"
""us mature folks with thinning/missing hair"
I'm so sorry for your loss, I will never know that feeling :-). Helmets just get too warm for me.
Peter, I think you know the laws better than I do, so I'm not going to argue the…"
"Carlos, "ride to the conditions" may mean something entirely different to you than it does to people in countries without MHL. Having lived in several EU cities and visited many more, I've seen cyclists without helmets, but holding an…"
"Carlos, breathe.... :-)
"A multi-layered approach is probably the best way forward, so (including) changing helmet laws,...".
"an offence that doesn't even exist in 98% of the world".... (I've lived 3/4 of my life in…"
"Really? I see the polar opposite. Australia is an aberration. The vast majority of cycling fines are helmet fines - an offence which doesn't even exist in 98% of the world - there would be a significant drop in fines without MHLs. Basically all…"
"A multi-layered approach is probably the best way forward, so changing helmet laws, alongside a truce campaign, alongside driver education, more & better infrastructure,...
But doing away with helmet laws, as a first solution, might actually…"
"Rather than sticking bits of white cloth on helmets - much more sensible would be to adopt the Qld cycling review recommendation to do away with mandatory helmet legislation. Maybe that'd help to reduce the stigma somewhat."
"Heather, when I was in 7th grade I came home with a bad report card. Being berated by my father, I defended myself by pointing out that the class average was even lower. He didn't care, said I should rise above mediocrity and prove I was…"
"I'll post the text:
Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the concern that our civil compensation system for personal injury is fault-based when incidents occur between motorists and vulnerable road users. Thus, in a…"