Friday, August 14, 2015

Cycling Safety Victoria Police Fine 70 cyclists during Operation Nora-Winter VicPolice News Aug 14th 2015 Share the Road Cycling Participation Duty of Care Public Liability Civil Liability Negligence Reliable Photo ID Law Enforcement Capability Rule of Law Equality Due Process Equal Application of the Law Respect of One Person for Another Anti-Social Vigilantism Road Safety Pedestrian Safety Community Safety

Well done #victoriapolice  Law enforcement is a vital cycling safety/ road safety measure.

It also gives cyclists equality, legitimacy and enhances the goal of sharing the road

Pete Dowe

“Our review of cycling deaths shows that 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

“Cyclists who break the law are doing themselves and other cyclists no favours 

with their behaviour.” 

Bicycle Victoria as previously stated on its website

“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

“You can’t expect not to be subject to the law
if you want to be treated equally”

Klaus Mueller, (former) President, CycleSport Victoria

(Road law-breakers risk going to jail)
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009

“It’s only fair that all vehicle users are treated equally”

Gary Brennan, Bicycle Victoria

(Road law-breakers risk going to jail)
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader May 18th 2009

70 cyclists nabbed during Operation Nora-Winter

  • Friday, 14 August 2015 16:44
Police have caught 70 cyclists for traffic offences including not wearing helmets, having incorrect lighting on their bicycles and riding on the wrong side of the road during a highly visible operation in Melbourne.

Operation Nora-Winter was a TAC funded operation which took place in Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs including Carlton and North Melbourne since the start of July.

Melbourne Highway Patrol members not only focused on unsafe riding practices on some of the bicycle thoroughfares, but also drivers and pedestrians doing the wrong thing on the roads.

As part of Operation Nora-Winter, police also detected:

- 64 motorists using a mobile phone while driving
- 22 drivers exceeding the speed limit between 10 and 25 km/h.
- 22 drivers disobeying traffic signs
- 15 motorcyclists using bicycle lanes
- 8 cyclists disobeying red lights.
- 2 pedestrians disobeying traffic lights

Senior Sergeant Stephen Wilson said the main aim of Operation Nora-Winter was to ensure cyclists and drivers were riding and driving safely.

“It is disappointing to see some members of the community are not taking road safety seriously,” he said.

“We will continue to run operations such as Operation Nora-Winter in the future in a bid to crack down on those doing the wrong thing and educate all road users.”

Operation Nora-Winter involved police kicked off on 8 July and ran until 13 August.

Kelly Grindley
Media Officer

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