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Cycling Identification Law Enforcement AAMI Survey Herald Sun

"it was a concern that 88 per cent of Victorian drivers surveyed have seen cyclists riding dangerously and breaking the law." 

"Like car drivers, cyclists are not above the law and are required to obey all road rules, like stopping at red lights, giving way to pedestrians, and wearing a helmet,''  AAMI


More than 60% of drivers find cyclists a road hazard
Article from: AAP
AAP
February 26, 2008 07:26am
MORE than 60 per cent of Victorian motorists find cyclists are a road hazard, according to research carried out by insurer AAMI.

AAMI says its research shows almost half - 47 per cent - of Victorian car drivers have had a close call with a cyclist.

AAMI public affairs manager Geoff Hughes says bicycle sales have risen sharply in recent years as people look for ways to beat traffic and rising fuel prices, and to reduce their personal impact on the environment.

"The fact that 64 per cent of Victorian drivers surveyed find cyclists to be a road hazard shows some drivers still have much to learn about sharing the road,'' Mr Hughes said.

He said 82 per cent of Victorian motorists think roads are dangerous for cyclists and 61 per cent think they can do more to make roads safer for cyclists.

"The challenge for drivers is to convert this awareness into meaningful action to help make the roads safer for cyclists,'' Mr Hughes said.

"Drivers need to exercise patience and give cyclists appropriate clearance when passing them, and look out for them before opening car doors, when turning, and when entering roundabouts and intersections.''

Mr Hughes said it was a concern that 88 per cent of Victorian drivers surveyed have seen cyclists riding dangerously and breaking the law.

"Like car drivers, cyclists are not above the law and are required to obey all road rules, like stopping at red lights, giving way to pedestrians, and wearing a helmet,'' he said. 

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