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"We strongly support the police in their enforcement of traffic regulations on all road users including cyclists."

Media Release re Death of James Gould (2007)
http://www.amygillett.org.au/documents/Cycling%20Org_Ltr%20to%20Editor.pdf

Melinda Jacobsen
Amy Gillett
Foundation

Harry Barber
Bicycle Victoria

Klaus Mueller
Cycle Sport
Victoria

David Tolliday
Triathlon Victoria


"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




For correspondence:
C/- Amy Gillett Foundation, Ground Floor, 95 Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
P: 03 9696 9892  F: 03 9696 9894  E: info@amygillett.org.au W: www.amygillett.org.au
13 April 2007

Dear Editor,
The current Coronial Inquest into the death of Mr James Gould, who died when
struck by a cyclist whilst crossing Beach Road in August last year, provides a timely
reminder to all road users, and cyclists in particular, of the importance of obeying the
road rules.

Stopping at red lights is not optional. We all rely on each other to follow this rule.
Every cyclist has an individual responsibility to stop for a red light, regardless of what
other riders or bunch members may do. Cyclists are permitted to ride two abreast
and three abreast when passing. Riding three, four or even five abreast is both rude
and unlawful.

Our organisations wish to commend the responsible road behaviour of the majority
of cyclists. We support those who are setting the example by promoting high
standards in their riding groups. We call on the minority who think that the road rules
do not apply to cyclists, to think again and change their behaviour.  The few who
break the law diminish community respect for the majority of law abiding cyclists.

We strongly support the police in their enforcement of traffic regulations on all road
users including cyclists.

In the long run it is the community’s shared commitment to look out for each other
on the roads that will make the difference, and we are confident that cyclists will
contribute to this important goal through their behaviour on the roads.

Only responsible road use by everyone will ensure the road toll is reduced and
mutual respect achieved between all road users.

Melinda Jacobsen
Amy Gillett
Foundation
Harry Barber
Bicycle Victoria
Klaus Mueller
Cycle Sport
Victoria
David Tolliday

1 comment:

  1. "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

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