Monday, November 18, 2013

Cycling Bunch Cycling Deaths Fatalities Males over 60 yo Two Victorian Bike Fall Deaths 2012 Community Safety #cyclistscollisionswithothercyclists Cycling Participation Negligence Victoria's Cycling Strategy




Remaining ignorant as to the risks involved in cycling has been put forward as a 
means of “making it easier for people to take up riding” or the focus on encouraging/ increasing cycling “participation” 
The policy of “making it easier for people to take up riding” or the focus on encouraging/ increasing cycling “participation” rationalises:
“The health benefits of cycling such as a more active lifestyle and better fitness far outweigh 
the risks of death or injury from crashes” 
Bicycle Network Victoria
In other words “don’t worry about it, she’ll be right mate”
This is a cavalier approach to the risks of preventable death, truncation of life and serious injury.

Fundamental road safety measures
such as risk reduction behaviour,
and the responsibility to show a duty of care to one’s own safety as well as to other road users
can also be deemed a disincentive to
“making it easier for people to take up riding” or the focus on encouraging/ increasing cycling “participation” 

“Cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured”
Bicycle Victoria’s Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria (2002).
The policy of “making it easier for people to take up riding” or the focus on encouraging/ increasing cycling “participation” 
therefore conflicts with Victoria's Cycling Strategy.
It does not “encourage safe and respectful behaviours from all road users” nor does it
ensure bike riders and other road users have appropriate rights and responsibilities.”

Pete Dowe



"...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

    
   The Age
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.
http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/bikefall-death-caps-horror-week-on-roads-20121030-28ge5.html


Cyclist Dies

Fatal bunch cycling bike fall in Gippsland

63 year old male bunch cyclist 

(Cyclist Dies) “The Star” March 6th 2012







http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/cycling-victorian-bike-fall-fatalities.html
http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/elderly-cyclist-dies-after-bicycle.html

http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/bike-fall-cyclist-dies-63-yo-gippsland.html


Bike Falls aka Bicycle Alone Accidents

called bicycle alone accidents as no other vehicle was involved


" Around 80% of all cyclist hospitalisations are for crashes 

that do not involve motor vehicles."

"All the cyclists who have a crash ‘all by themselves’, called bicycle alone or single vehicle crashes. 


These account for around 80% of all hospitalisations." 


Bicycle Victoria 

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