Monday, June 21, 2010

Beach Road Cycling No Stopping Zones Hell Ride Runs Red light Photos Kingston March 20th 2010 8.23AM









































“The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties,

especially for inexperienced cyclists, in stopping safely 

when traffic lights are red, when they are riding in bunches.”


CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of James Gould.




“Most rules in the Road Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way

as they apply to drivers—

There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only,

or that have exceptions for bicycle riders.”


Road Rules Victoria 1999

Victorian Government Gazette



Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles


A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle 
travelling in front of the driver so the driver can, 

if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with 

the vehicle.




"Behaviour even within the Hell Ride has improved dramatically over recent years and I think it has improved further with this tragic incident (the Death of James Gould)"

CycleSport Victoria President, Klaus Mueller The Age July 26th 2007
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/coroner-condemns-hell-ride/2007/07/26/1185339132250.html?page=fullpage

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“You can’t expect not to be subject to the law
if you want to be treated equally”

Klaus Mueller, President, CycleSport Victoria Bayside Leader 19/5/09

The photos of the Hell Ride below were taken by me on the first day of the Kingston City Council No Stopping Zones Beach Road Trial period on Saturday March 20th 2010 at 8.23AM. 

The Mentone Lifesaving Club crossing pictured is the same crossing on which elderly Mentone pedestrian James Gould was killed by a Hell Rider cyclist on Saturday August 26th 2006 at 8.30AM

http://www.bv.com.au/change-the-world/11248/

There are Hell Ride clips from 2010/ 2011 @
http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate


http://www.walk.com.au/pedestriancouncil/page.asp

http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety#p/u/0/bxLRj-LZjto

http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety#p/u/1/avHcvoHVIUw

http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety#p/u/4/l5m95MnYaHM



http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety#p/a/u/2/avHcvoHVIUw


http://www.youtube.com/user/PeteDoweRoadSafety#p/u/0/sQCXTOhoSxA



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihfHGgBg12Y

3 comments:


  1. “Most rules in the Road Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way

    as they apply to drivers—

    There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only,

    or that have exceptions for bicycle riders.”


    Road Rules Victoria 1999

    Victorian Government Gazette

    Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles

    A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle
    travelling in front of the driver so the driver can,

    if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with the vehicle.

    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_reg/rsrr2009208/s126.html

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/beach-road-cycling-photo-single-file.html

    “The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties,

    especially for inexperienced cyclists, in stopping safely

    when traffic lights are red, when they are riding in bunches.”

    CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of James Gould.

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/beachroadcyclingnostoppingzones.html

    Road Rule 253. Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard

    The rider of a bicycle (or motorist) must not cause a traffic hazard

    by moving into the path of a (cyclist) driver or pedestrian.

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/cycling-road-rule-253-bicycle-riders.html

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/cycling-serious-injury-hit-and-run.html

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/cycling-bunch-cyclist-swerves-into.html

    Road Rule 255. Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle

    The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle

    continuously for more than 200 metres.

    Note Motor vehicle is defined in the Road Safety Act 1986.

    http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/cycling-road-rule-255-riding-too-close.html

    Pete Dowe
    Road Safety Advocate

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  2. "There are certainly some operational issues in trying to stop cyclists because they are quite mobile and police are usually on foot or in a car," Supt Hartley said.

    "You can't identify the cyclist because there are no registration details on them.

    "Most offences a police officer sees wouldn't be stopped or fined because of the factors in trying to stop that cyclist."

    The Sunday Telegraph November 20, 2011
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/a-cycle-of-law-breaking-across-nsw/story-e6freuy9-1226199915695

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  3. Riding two abreast

    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.

    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules/SaferRiders/BikeRiders/RoadRulesAndFines.htm


    Riding two abreast

    Rule: 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.

    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules/SaferRiders/BikeRiders/RoadRulesAndFines.htm

    Road Rule 247. Riding in a bicycle lane on a road

    (1) The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider

    must ride in the bicycle lane unless it is impracticable to do so.

    Lane markings

    Rule: A bike rider must use the bicycle lane if there is a bicycle lane on a length of road in the same direction as they are riding
    (unless there are obstacles in their way, i.e. parked cars, debris etc).

    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules/SaferRiders/BikeRiders/RoadRulesAndFines.htm

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