roshea wrote:Whose facebook page is that? The link doesn't work for me.
Euan wrote:"ongoing animosity" ... really? 99.99% of my trips zero issue. Very occaisional plonker but eh, beat up.
termx wrote:Hmm, time for official complaint via Free TV Australia I think:
http://www.freetv.com.au/Content_Common ... Step1.aspx
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I refer to the segment captioned "Cycling Vigilantes" that aired on Channel 7 at 8:10am on Tuesday 23 October 2012. A copy of the segment can be found online at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpDng7V ... e=youtu.be
I would like to register a complaint regarding the presenter's characterisation of cyclists as vigilantes for using video cameras to record details of their cycling activities. Cyclists are resorting to the use of video cameras to ensure an accurate record of interactions with motorists.
The segment further distorted the issue of cyclists riding on the road - as they are legally required to do - by the inclusion of a motorist making the following comment about cyclists: "they never want to stay in their lanes and they always want to ride on the road" at 0:50 in the Youtube clip .
As a cyclist myself I object to being portrayed as a reckless and thoughtless road user - the majority of cyclists that commute regularly understand the importance of maintaining their lane position. Further, as I have previously mentioned, cyclists are legally required to ride on the road and are entitled to do so. By using this particular snippet of public comment, the Sunrise program reinforces the incorrect view that cyclists should not be on the road.
I would request that the Sunrise program publish a retraction of their characterisation of cyclists as vigilantes and that the program's producers be directed to be more objective in ensuring that all parties views are accurately presented in future.
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