“Our review of cycling deaths shows that cyclists who break the law
are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured.”
Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002
“Cyclists who break the law are doing themselves and other cyclists no favours
with their behaviour.”
"It's not about blame.
It's about responsibility."
"In over 60 per cent of (fatal) crashes, the cyclist was deemed to be ‘responsible’ for the
This was particularly the case in crashes at intersections where the cyclist was either riding through the intersection on the road or moving from the footway onto the intersection.
Cyclists were also found to be primarily responsible in other crashes where the cyclist moved from the footway to the road."
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) 2006
Riding on footpaths
Rule: The only bike riders who can ride on a footpath are children under the age of 12, adults accompanying children under 12 years, Australia Post workers, and those with a relevant medical certificate.
Hell for Pedestrians Port Phillip Leader
Dodging Trouble on Bike Paths Stonnington Leader
Deaths of Cyclists due to Road Crashes