Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cycling Share the Road Responsibility for own safety Duty of Care to self and other Road Users





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


Klaus Mueller, President, CycleSport Victoria

(Road law-breakers risk going to jail)
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009



http://mordialloc-chelsea-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/road-law-breakers-risk-going-to-jail/


“It’s only fair that all vehicle users are treated equally”


Gary Brennan, Bicycle Victoria


(Road law-breakers risk going to jail)
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009


http://mordialloc-chelsea-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/road-law-breakers-risk-going-to-jail/





“Better Road Safety relies on all Road Users to be responsible for their own safety
and that of others”   


 
“It’s not about blame.

It’s about responsibility”

Pete Dowe



cooperation, being predictable by being law abiding.

“Cooperation equals safety!

C=S                       


Pete Dowe





I believe the rule of thumb for cyclists, and all road users, is to be predictable by being law-abiding, ride 
where other road users expect you to be, where you have a right to be.

"In over 60 per cent of (fatal) crashes, the cyclist was deemed to be ‘responsible’ for the
action that precipitated the fatal crash.” ATSB 2006

"Our review of cycling deaths shows that cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured". Bicycle Victoria (2002)

The road rules for cyclists, and other road users, are not just safety regulations however,

the road rules are also the vital part of cooperation, being predictable by being law abiding.

“Sharing the Road means obeying the Road Rules, being predictable and respecting the rights of others who use the road.”


Cooperation equals safety!

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