Cycling is about "Safe exercise" and "Safe low-emission travel" The Health and Fitness objective is UNDERMINED if the means of exercise is UNSAFE! This blog STRONGLY OPPOSES certain reforms VicRoads is currently considering: “cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."
Also "PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;" "allowing teenagers to ride on footpaths"(Herald Sun)PDowe
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cycling Victorian Bike Fall Death Fatality 77 y.o Male Bunch Cyclist Kyabram 2012 The Age man and two other riders knocked handle bars, causing him to lose control and fall off his bike..."
"...the death of a 77-year-old cyclist to the road toll after he died after a group ride in the state's north."
"Police believe the Kyabram man and two other riders knocked handle bars, causing him to lose control and fall off his bike..."
Bike-fall death caps horror week on roads
Jared Lynch October 30, 2012
Four people have been killed in a horror week on Victoria's roads.
Police this morning added the death of a 77-year-old cyclist to the road toll after he died after a group ride in the state's north.
Police believe the Kyabram man and two other riders knocked handle bars, causing him to lose control and fall off his bike onto Everard Road in Kyabram on October 21.
He was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries but died five days later on October 26. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Yesterday three people where killed in separate accidents, causing this year's road toll to rise to 238, compared with 224 at the same time last year.
A motorcyclist was the first victim, after he lost control of his bike in Gippsland. Police are yet to identify the man but said he was travelling north towards Noojee on Main Neerim Road about 9.30am and died at the scene.
Hours later a woman, believed to be in her 50s, was killed after the car she was travelling in collided with another car at Plumpton in Melbourne's north-west.
Detectives said the woman was a passenger in the sedan, which is believed to have veered into the path of an east-bound wagon on Taylors Road about 4.30pm. She died at the scene while the male driver and another male passenger were flown to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries. Another female passenger was transported by ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with moderate injuries.
The female driver of the wagon was not injured but a boy travelling in the car was taken to the Royal Children's Hospital with minor injuries, police said.
About an hour later a man was killed after his car hit a tree and burst into flames at Roslynmead, about 20 kilometres from Echuca.
Police believe that a car was travelling east on Mount Terrick Road when it drifted off the roadway and struck the tree.
Police are yet to identify the man but believe only one person was killed. "Investigations are ongoing to determine whether any one else was in the vehicle," a police spokeswoman said.