• see a danger ahead;
when the bicycle continues to travel at is velocity.
Watch out for the Cyclists!
"Barrister Michael Sharpley, for Mr Raisin-Shaw, said Mr Gould had taken a risk when he tried to cross the road.
"What, objectively, he did was walk into a wall of cyclists having underestimated their speed and size,'' Mr Sharpley told the court.
Even though Mr Raisin-Shaw admitted hitting Mr Gould, he was not negligent, Mr Sharpley told coroner Graeme Johnstone.
He said his client ignored the red light because he did not see Mr Gould and he feared he would cause an accident with the cyclists behind him if he stopped. "
"The alternative of proceeding through the red signal appeared to be the lesser of the two evils,
on the basis that it was unlikely that a pedestrian would walk out in front of cyclists approaching at speed," he said.
I argue it is negligent for a cycling bunch to be a “No Stopping Zone”
Apparently Mr Gould should've known the cycling bunch would behave negligently and illegally
and be unable to stop.
The 'silly fool' dared to step onto the pedestrian crossing with a "green man" walk sign.
How dare he!
Mr Gould was also an impediment to cycling by blocking Mr Raisin-Shaw's progress
through the pedestrian crossing while the traffic signals were red.
We must make it easier to take up riding through red lights.
Bunch cyclists who cannot stop safely may well have an excuse to not even bother
trying to stop under reforms being considered by Vic Roads.
After all red traffic signals must also be an impediment to cycling.
The poor unfortunate cyclist has to stop.
Cycling is obviously so much more important than walking,
and must be much more important than pedestrian lives too!
- Supervision is the key. Don’t let your child near the road unsupervised until you are sure they can stop safely and cross roads safely.