schwarz wrote:What, hi-vis as in the brightly coloured Lycra kit that motorists constantly ridicule some cyclists for wearing?
lock wrote:schwarz wrote:What, hi-vis as in the brightly coloured Lycra kit that motorists constantly ridicule some cyclists for wearing?
I love my black kit. But if this comes to pass I will go out of my way to ensure I obtain the most eye-bleedingly obtrusive kit imaginable; Farnese Vini will have nothing on this.
victor wrote:This is just ridiculous, Australia is turning into a repressive nanny state:
Among the measures apparently being considered are forcing cyclists and motorcyclists to wear hi-vis clothing. Never mind the fact that motorists with 4 or more wheels account for most of the road toll . As I've said before (and others on these forums have also said), more education on road safety and tolerance is required, not laws forcing people to wear certain types of clothing.
Bikes 11 wrote:All this ......media crap about.......What is it about anyway?......
fixie wrote:My most serious accident happened when I was hit from behind while I was riding wearing a high vis/flouro yellow top with a working Superflash on the bike and in very good light. The woman who hit me told me that she had seen me "the other day" but did not see me that morning.
Robsalvv wrote:The survey is a joke. It's almost ridiculous in its push polling and biased questioning. It doesn't even record your IP so you can do many surveys.
I think if you want to make a splash and a point, it will be better to make a submission.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to
Road Safety Discussion Paper
Reply Paid 87738
Kew VIC 3101
The deadline for comments or submissions is Wednesday 3 October 2012.
With 75 mentions of cyclist and it's derivatives in the "Road strategy Have your say" document, I'd think there's lots for active riders to say.
Measures taken to improve cyclist safety under arrive alive 2008-2017 will include:
Designing new roads and roadsides, and improving existing roads to the safest levels practicable for cyclists including traffic calming measures, safety fence and barrier treatments, and improved crossing facilities.
Increasing off-road cycling paths and facilities that separate cyclists from motorised traffic.
Setting speed limits according to the safety standards of locations with high cyclist activity.
Conducting targeted public education campaigns to encourage safe cycling practices.
Conducting consumer awareness raising campaigns to discourage purchase of large, aggressive vehicles, including those with rigid bull bars, and to increase take up of vehicles with features that do less harm to cyclists.
Improving compliance with road rules by all motorised and non-motorised road users using enforcement and education.
Review the existing legislation to ensure that cyclists can be charged with serious traffic offences similar to those applied to drivers.
Influencing town planning and residential layout to facilitate safe travel for cyclists.
JC wrote:fixie wrote:My most serious accident happened when I was hit from behind while I was riding wearing a high vis/flouro yellow top with a working Superflash on the bike and in very good light. The woman who hit me told me that she had seen me "the other day" but did not see me that morning.
Saw a likely fatal accident avoided by about a metre today when a motorist failed to see a set of red traffic lights outside the Monash Aquatic Centre on Waverley Rd - they also failed to see children crossing on the green man, plus someone wheeling a bicycle. Good visibility. They locked up four wheels at ~60 km/hr and only avoided hitting anyone because they all heard the squealing tyres and jumped backwards. And fluoro vests would have helped how?
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