Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beach Road Cycling No Stopping Zones Cyclist Runs Red! with Ped. on Crossing! Mentone LSC Kingston 8.31AM 28.8.10


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Cyclist Runs Red at speed! with Ped. on the Mentone LSC Crossing
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vV1J7PYldg

"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



4 comments:

  1. And the light was red for the solitary pedestrian to cross the road. Rules are for the guidance of wisemen and the adherence of fools. In this, and many other cases the red light is there to allow for a person to cross the road with safety. That criteria was easily met. Cyclists should be able to use most red lights as give way signs. The red lights are there for cars not for bicycles.

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  2. When I say that Cyclists do not believe the Road Rules are important if they are not enforced, the comment above is exactly what I'm talking about.

    That "red lights are there for cars not for bicycles." That "Cyclists should be able to use most red lights as give way signs"

    “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://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rider-ran-red-light-fearing-collision/2007/03/29/1174761667477.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://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rider-ran-red-light-fearing-collision/2007/03/29/1174761667477.html

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

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  3. "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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  4. 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


    “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://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rider-ran-red-light-fearing-collision/2007/03/29/1174761667477.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://www.theage.com.au/news/national/rider-ran-red-light-fearing-collision/2007/03/29/1174761667477.html

    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

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