Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beach Road Bunch Cycling VIDEO Car stuck in side street Driver Frustration Road Rule 151 Cycling Two Abreast VicRoads No Stopping Zones Corridor Strategy Community Safety




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkto3WBr7sk&list=UUK05amRifg755o30ixR7zNg



30 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at T intersections
in Victoria during the period June 30th 2004- June 30th 2013 according to VicRoads CrashStats


Give Way and Stop Sign Intersections accounted for 9 per cent of  Cyclists Seriously Injured

With 7 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurring at Give Way Sign Intersections


Roundabout Intersections accounted for 6 percent of Cyclists Seriously Injured



Riding two abreast

If riding in the same (lane) please consider other road users and,

if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.

VicRoads




Driver and Cyclist frustration and undue risks.

Bunch sizes

Cyclists more than two abreast

The CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to the Coroner stated:

”when cyclists breach road rules...” in particular the “…cycling specific rule of riding two abreast or three abreast when overtaking,
other road users become frustrated and take undue risks and/or show 
inappropriate aggression often to other cyclists.”


The Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists states:

“It is recommended that groups do not exceed 20 cyclists in total

as it becomes extremely difficult for other cyclists and motorists to ‘pass the bunch’.   


http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/cycling-beach-road-cycling-bayside.html

Riding two abreast

Road Rule 151: Bike riders must not ride alongside more than one other rider in a single marked lane or on any part of a road that is not a multi-lane road unless the bike rider is overtaking another bike rider.

On multi-lane roads, marked lane (and regardless of whether the road is a multi-lane road or any other sort of road), bike riders in that marked lane must not ride more than 1.5 metres apart.

Tip: When riding two abreast bike riders cannot (as stated) ride more than two abreast in any single marked lane on that road

(unless, as stated, overtaking another bike rider) but may ride more than two abreast across multiple lanes.

If riding in the same please consider other road users and, if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.

VicRoads


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Community Safety Female Aggression Domestic 'Intimate Partner Violence' by Females Study finds women were ‘significantly’ more likely to be verbally and physically aggressive to men than vice versa. Daily Mail UK June 26th 2014


"Psychologists at the University of Cumbria questioned 1,104 young men and women using a scale of behaviour which ranged from shouting and insulting to pushing, beating and using weapons."


"They discovered that women were ‘significantly’ more likely to be  verbally and physically aggressive to men than vice versa. "


The analysis showed that, while women tended to be more physically aggressive towards their partners, 


men were more likely to show violence towards members of the same sex, including friends.


Dr Bates, who presented her findings at the annual meeting of  the forensic division of the British Psychological Society, in Glasgow, said:


‘It wasn’t just pushing and shoving. 

Some people were circling the boxes for things like beating up, kicking, and threatening to  use a weapon.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2669408/Rise-female-relationship-terrorists-Study-finds-women-controlling-aggressive-partners-men.html#ixzz37zJaIsbW 
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"They concluded that violence was linked to controlling behaviour such as checking up on partners and persuading them not to see certain friends."


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  • Psychologists found more women are verbally or physically abusive to partner 

  • Within partner relationships, women are just as controlling as men 

  • It suggests 'intimate partner violence' may not be motivated by patriarchal values, as previously thought


Rise of the female 'relationship terrorists': Study finds women are more controlling and aggressive towards their partners than men


  • Psychologists found more women are verbally or physically abusive to partner 
  • Within partner relationships, women are just as controlling as men 
  • It suggests 'intimate partner violence' may not be motivated by patriarchal values, as previously thought
Troubled marriage: Nigella Lawson claimed she had been subject to 'intimate terrorism' by her ex-husband, Charles Saatchi
Troubled marriage: Nigella Lawson claimed she had been subject to 'intimate terrorism' by her ex-husband, Charles Saatchi
Convention has it that women are the gentler sex. 
But when it comes to relationships they are more likely than men to be controlling and aggressive, a study claims.
Increasing numbers of women can now be classed as ‘intimate  terrorists’, meaning that they are verbally and physically violent towards a partner.
Psychologists at the University of Cumbria questioned 1,104 young men and women using a scale of behaviour which ranged from shouting and insulting to pushing, beating and using weapons.
They discovered that women were ‘significantly’ more likely to be  verbally and physically aggressive to men than vice versa. 
They concluded that violence was linked to controlling behaviour such as checking up on partners and persuading them not to see certain friends.
The term ‘intimate terrorism’ was coined in the 1990s when US sociologist Michael P Johnson used it to define an extreme form of controlling relationship behaviour involving threats, intimidation and violence.
He said men were almost always responsible, and the phrase gained notoriety when TV cook Nigella Lawson claimed that she had been subjected to acts of ‘intimate  terrorism’ by her ex-husband, Charles Saatchi.
But the latest research turns the accepted view on its head.
Study leader Dr Elizabeth Bates said: ‘The stereotypical popular view is still one of dominant control by men. That does occur but research over the last ten to 15 years has highlighted the fact that women are controlling and aggressive in relationships too.’
She said scientists may have to think again about the reasons for male violence against women, which previous studies said arose from ‘patriarchal values’ in which men are motivated to seek to control women’s behaviour, using violence if necessary.
Previous studies have sought to explain male violence towards women (illustrated with a stock image) as rising from patriarchal values, which motivate men to control women's behaviour, using violence if necessary
Previous studies have sought to explain male violence towards women (illustrated with a stock image) as rising from patriarchal values, which motivate men to control women's behaviour, using violence if necessary
She said other research also looked at men in prisons and women in refuges, rather than  typical members of the public.
The study team were surprised at the level of violence shown by some women, revealed in answers to an anonymous questionnaire.
Dr Bates, who presented her findings at the annual meeting of  the forensic division of the British Psychological Society, in Glasgow, said: ‘It wasn’t just pushing and shoving. Some people were circling the boxes for things like beating up, kicking, and threatening to  use a weapon.’
She added men may be starting to report the issue more often. ‘A contributing factor could be that in the past women have talked about it more,’ she said. ‘The feminist movement made violence towards women something we talk about.
‘Now there is more support for men and more of them are feeling comfortable coming forward.’
The analysis showed that, while women tended to be more physically aggressive towards their partners, men were more likely to show violence towards members of the same sex, including friends.

AND MEN WITH WIDER SKULLS ARE SEEN AS MORE DOMINANT

Men with narrower skulls are less likely to be regarded as more dominant than those with wider ones, a study has found.
Psychologists from Stirling University asked volunteers to look at photographs of students with neutral expressions and rate the dominance of their personality.
The research revealed a strong link between the breadth of a man’s face compared to its height - known as fWHR - and how dominant he was considered by himself and others. The same could not be said of women.
The study’s lead author Viktoria Mileva said that others’ perception of men with broad faces could lead them to believe they are dominant.
She said: ‘It is also possible that men with a higher width to height ratio act inherently more dominant, perhaps as a result of increased testosterone.’
'One potential mechanism which may explain why fWHR affects male self-perceptions of dominance is how others behave towards them.
‘If certain behavioural qualities which signal dominance, such as achievement drive, aggression and cheating and trustworthiness are visible in people’s faces through their fWHR, as our study one suggests, then actions towards these individuals may differ.
‘This could in turn lead to altered behaviour from the faces’ owners in response to how they are treated by others.
‘However, it is also possible that men with a higher fWHR act and feel inherently more dominant, perhaps as a result of increased testosterone’.
Previous studies have found that men with wider faces are more likely to be seen as aggressive, but also more attractive for short-term relationships.


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Motoring & Walking 22 Pedestrian Deaths Fatalities Cars Reversing Last Decade Victoria Monash University Accident Research Centre MUARC Herald Sun 8.7.14 Community Safety






CARS have killed 22 Victorians while reversing in the last decade prompting an international study to combat the deadly collisions.

Those aged more than 60 were the biggest victims with 535 hit while those aged between zero and nine were involved in 68 rear end crashes including one death.

In the Monash Accident Research Centre report released yesterday, Camera Effectiveness and Backover Collisions With Pedestrians, Victorian figures show there were 707 females run over, compared to 572 men.

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Monash study to probe killer crashes

Victoria Police on patrol in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne following a crash.
Victoria Police on patrol in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne following a crash.
CARS have killed 22 Victorians while reversing in the last decade prompting an international study to combat the deadly collisions.
A Monash Accident Research Centre study found there were almost 1300 rear impact collisions with pedestrians during the same period with 438 requiring hospital treatment.
Victoria ranked second worst in the country for reversing crashes, with NSW topping the list with 29 deaths and 1738 incidents.
Researchers recommended in a report that a major study involving Australian, European and American organisations was necessary to better understand why the crashes were happening and how they can be avoided.
In the report released yesterday, Camera Effectiveness and Backover Collisions With Pedestrians, Victorian figures show there were 707 females run over, compared to 572 men.
Those aged more than 60 were the biggest victims with 535 hit while those aged between zero and nine were involved in 68 rear end crashes including one death.
The $57,500 feasibility study, commissioned by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, said national police data did not show the full extent of reversing accidents.
The study will also look at the effectiveness of reversing cameras and the cost benefit of the technology.
“Very little detailed information was currently available on the events leading up to a backover crash,” the report said.
“An in-depth case analysis examining these types of crashes by the impact point, crash severity, vehicle and pedestrian/cycle movement involved, and the pre-crash scenario would be invaluable.”
A department spokeswoman said there will be a second stage of the study and the results would be referred to the United Nations World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations to consider the case for an international vehicle regulation.
“Fatalities and injuries in back-over collisions are a serious community issue and assessment of the effectiveness of reversing cameras in averting such crashes is consequently of major importance,” the spokeswoman said.
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/monash-study-to-probe-killer-crashes/story-fni0fit3-1226982008850


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cycling Deaths Fatalities 11 Eleven Males Killed Victoria Riding from Footpath, down Driveway onto Road DCA 147 & 148 No Helmet 2003- 2013 VicRoads CrashStats & Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002 & Comment by Pete Dowe




There were eleven cyclist fatalities in Victoria 

caused by the cyclist entering the road from the footpath and driveway (DCA 147 and 148)*

during the period January 1st 2003 to June 30th 2013 

according to VicRoads CrashStats.



Ten of the fatalities were caused by the cyclist riding from 

the footpath onto the road (DCA 148) 


and one fatality was caused by the cyclist emerging 

from the driveway onto the road (DCA 147).



All of the eleven deceased were Male.

Six of the eleven deceased 

were boys 13 years or younger.



Six of the eleven deceased were over 12 

and therefore illegally on the footpath. 




Two of the deceased were too young to be on a bicycle unsupervised, 

and too young to be on the roads at 4 and 5 years of age.



Four of the eleven fatally injured were not wearing bicycle helmets.


They were two men and two boys.



            There were also 621 cyclists seriously injured caused by the cyclist either emerging from the driveway onto the road, 

or riding from the footpath onto the road 

during the period January 1st 2003 to June 30th 2013 

according to VicRoads CrashStats.



488 of the 621 seriously injured cyclists were Male.


469 of the 621 seriously injured cyclists 


were over 12 yo and therefore illegally on the footpath.



368 cyclists were seriously injured riding from the footpath onto the road (DCA 148)

289 of these seriously injured cyclists were Male.



Almost 200 Males were seriously injured cycling from the driveway onto the road (DCA 147) 


There were 253 serious injuries caused by the cyclist emerging from the driveway onto the road.


199 were Male. 



73 of those seriously injured were boys under 15.




* DCA: Victoria Police Definition for Classifying an Accident



Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate 






Lessons – Too many children die because they cannot control their bikes and are not “traffic” aware:



  • Supervision is the key. Don’t let your child near the road unsupervised until you are sure they can stop safely and cross roads safely.

      "Road safety for children is like pool safety – constant supervision is the key."



Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002





















"Young people are being killed riding off the footpath 

onto the road"





"Almost one in five fatal cycle crashes (16%) involved a cyclist, usually young, riding off a footpath or driveway onto the road." 



"Most (63%) of the fatalities in this group are under 15 and male." (2002)



"This type of crash also accounts for 18.2% of all cycle crashes."



"This crash type illustrates one of the main problems with footpath riding -

cyclists still have to cross a road at every intersection, including each driveway."





:Riders need to take care when leaving the footpath to cross 

a road or to begin riding on the road."



      "Road safety for children is like pool safety – constant supervision is the key."



The crashes mostly occur on weekdays (90%) from 7am to 11am and 2pm to 7pm. 




They are mostly in metro Melbourne (52%)


and in regional centres, mainly (74%) in 60 and 70km zones.





Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002









      Comment by Pete Dowe



    Cycling Participation: 


Any kind of Cycling More Often?










Pete  Dowe
Road Safety Advocate


Mordialloc Chelsea Leader

April 6th 2009



Friday, July 11, 2014

Cycling Ride2School Cycling Participation Comment by Pete Dowe Community Safety





Lessons – Too many children die because they cannot control their bikes and are not “traffic” aware:




  • Supervision is the key. Don’t let your child near the road unsupervised until you are sure they can stop safely and cross roads safely.

      "Road safety for children is like pool safety – constant supervision is the key."



Bicycle Network Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002






There were eleven cyclist fatalities in Victoria 

caused by the cyclist entering the road from the footpath and driveway (DCA 147 and 148)*

during the period January 1st 2003 to June 30th 2013

according to VicRoads CrashStats.




All of the eleven deceased were Male.

Six of the eleven deceased 

were boys 13 years or younger.




The six deceased male children ranged in age from 4yo to 13yo.



One of the deceased was 4, one was 5, one was 10, two were 11, and one was 13 yo.



Two of the boys were not wearing bicycle helmets:




an 11 yo boy in Geelong 

and a 13 yo boy in Maribyrnong


Almost 200 Males were seriously injured cycling from the driveway onto the road (DCA 147) 

during the period  January 1st 2003 to June 30th 2013  according to VicRoads CrashStats. 


There were 253 serious injuries caused by the cyclist emerging from the driveway onto the road.

199 were Male. 

84 of those seriously injured were under 15.

73 of those seriously injured under 15 were boys.




* DCA: Victoria Police Definition for Classifying an Accident




Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate 
July 10th 2014





    Cycling Participation: 


Any kind of Cycling More Often?



Pedal Safely











Pete  Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

Mordialloc Chelsea Leader

April 6th 2009