Monday, February 2, 2015

Cycling Cyclist Riding 'Dangerously' Near-Miss-Incident with WA Premier Colin Barnett The West Australian Oct.15 th 2014 Community Safety

"Our review of cycling deaths shows that cyclists who break the law are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured".  

Bicycle Victoria (2002)

"In over 60 per cent of (fatal) crashes, 

the cyclist was deemed to be ‘responsible’ for the

action that precipitated the fatal crash.” 

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) 2006

“Cyclists who want motorists to share the road have got to do the same themselves. 

It really annoys us to see cyclists breaking the law as they are endangering themselves and others but also giving cyclists a bad name...” 

Bicycle Victoria/ Bicycle Network Victoria 

as previously stated on its website

WA Premier Colin Barnett
WA Premier Colin Barnett. Picture: Steve Ferrier/The West Australian

Colin Barnett had a near miss with a cyclist on his way to work yesterday.

Answering a question from a reporter on whether he was concerned about the recent spate of crashes involving cyclists and motorcyclists,

the Premier revealed the government car he was riding in almost hit a cyclist who rode "dangerously" down the middle of a street.

"Having watched a cyclist come down the middle of the road and miss the car I was in by a few inches, yes I am," Mr Barnett said.

He said, in this case, the cyclist was at fault.

But he said cyclists and motorists had a responsibility to be safe.

The West Australian 

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