Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cycling Cyclists' Identification Bicycle Victoria's baseless filibuster

Victor, Cyclists can and have killed pedestrians, but on the most part cyclists kill themselves. 

Bicycle Victoria’s Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria (2002) found that cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed and seriously injured.

To compulsorily identify cyclists for the purposes of law enforcement is a cycling safety/ road safety necessity. 

The costs of not identifying cyclists can be read annually in the serious injury and fatality statistics.

What do you think are the financial costs of administering compulsory identification of cyclists, Victor? 
Cycling Australia has its own Fee for Bike Rego Scheme

You seem to be repeating another of many unsubstantiated assertions designed and disseminated by Bicycle Victoria as part of their disinformation campaign to prop up the status quo with a filibuster of inaction.

Be specific? Costs of Administration to whom? Who says a requirement to carry reliable photo id and to have one’s bike engraved would cost anything?

In any case you were happy to pay for Around the Bay in a Day.

Around the Bay in a Day is not the only so-called Charity Ride where cyclists pay to register, but the entrance fee does not go to the charity.

Are you an Administrator, Victor? Why do Administrative solutions concern you?

Maybe to you, Victor, benefits such as cycling safety, cycling legitimacy, reducing vigilante acts of resentment toward cyclists,

and rogue cycling behaviour no longer reflecting upon the whole cycling community are just perceived benefits,

but to the wider community these benefits are vital.

I urge you to think for yourself, Victor.

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

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