Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cycling & Walking VIDEO Cyclist Runs Red with Pedestrian on Crossing Making it Easier to Ride through Red Lights Negligence Community Safety Beach Road Cycling No Stopping Zones

Pedestrian steps onto Crossing then takes evasive action

as Cyclist Runs Red light and continues through the Crossing


Give Way Mr Pedestrian!

Watch out for the Cyclists!

Bicycle Brake Reaction Time means the time a cyclist needs to -

• see a danger ahead;
• perceive what it means;
• decide on a response; and
• instigate that response,

when the bicycle continues to travel at is velocity.
A cyclist who is concentrating will have a Bicycle Brake Reaction Time of about 2½ seconds to react

to 'instigate a response' by squeezing his/her brake levers according to different, 

previously determined, pressure levels for the front and rear brakes when in an emergency situation.

Bicycle Brake Reaction Distance means the distance a bicycle travels, prior to applying the brakes, whilst a cyclist -

• sees a danger ahead;
• perceives what it means;
• decides on a response; and
• instigates that response by applying the brakes.

A cyclist who is concentrating will have a Brake Reaction Time of about 2½ seconds to apply his/her brake levers in an emergency situation.  By using the Bicycle Brake Stop Calculatorif the cyclist is travelling at 40 km p/h which equates to 11.11 metres p/s, the Bicycle Brake Response Distance would be 27.78m.

This blog strongly opposes certain reforms

VicRoads is currently considering:

“under one suggested reform, 

cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. 

And the same could also APPLY  at pedestrian lights."   

"PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;"

"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14

Pete Dowe
Road Safety Advocate

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