· Banned forever.....or not
Unfortunately, I can be an impatient jerk. Traffic backs up, you're late, whatever. But, when you get up to the scene of the accident with a mangled vehicle or person, doesn't one reevaluate the situation? Anyone can be killed on the road. Accidents are hideous, you'd think that would put things in perspective for these sneering morons. So what, you're late for work or your appointment. Someone just died or was seriously injured. That article was sickening on so many different levels.hclignett said:Hard to believe some drivers, driving by were sneering.
Cycle_Spice said:He'll get away with it. Most likely he'll get fined and that's it. The riders will need to sue him for damages. He'll walk. Australia is the most bicycle unfriendly place on the planet. There's no real infrastructure, drivers buzz cyclists, commuters are frowned upon, hell even joggers have right of way on bike paths. 100% of all MUT's are more Jogger focused than rider focused.
That's not really a large group ride when you look at it. Most of the big rides happen on the weekend, or generally, Wednesday morning for some reason. Mostly it's 5:00 - 5:30 am and it's normally 2 abreast which by LAW we're allowed to do. But there's been people run down and the driver has driven away.
- Gold Coast Highway, Gold Coast Queensland
- Brisbane's Logan Road
- Emerald Highway just outside of Emerald Queensland
- Rockhampton Queensland
- Brisbane's William Jolly Bridge
- Brisbanes Wynnum Road
People drive cars over people in Oz. It's no joke. The Government needs to introduce Vehicular Manslaughter/ Attempted VM charges that should carry a MASSIVE debt, like Life in Jail. But a Life pill over here is only 25 yrs and most oftern it's only served with 10.
If I have to die on my Bike. I'd rather be killed in relation to HOW I was riding the bike, not BECAUSE I was riding the thing.
Well, I don't think the cactus is related to the bike issue at all, but it does make for a dramatic question, doesn't it?Sashana said:Here in Arizona there is a larger fine for killing a saquaro cactus than killing a cyclist in a road accident. It's happened more than once and it's sickening. When did a human life lose its value over a damn cactus?
I hope the cyclists in Oz all recover and sue the bastid.