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29 Sep 2016 20:07

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03 Oct 2016 17:12

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/function-to-stop-speedsters-from-using-accelerator-the-way-to-cut-road-deaths-20160929-grrqox.html

And here's silly me thinking that the way to increase safety was to fine cyclists to within a dollar of poverty in order to get them to fit a bell. Who would have thought it was the massive chunks of steel flying around at high speed, driven by distracted and incompetent drivers who consistently ignore the road rules that was the problem?
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12 Oct 2016 17:04

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13 Oct 2016 06:02



It started out so well... "I don't want to injure people." :rolleyes:
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

19 Oct 2016 04:21

Another fatal SMIDSY. Hope it doesn't result in another slap-on-wrist Whoopsie.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-shellharbour-20161018-gs4sk8.html

"At this stage there is nothing that we're aware of that contributed directly to the accident from the driver's driving," Superintendent Dzevlan said.

"We have a lot of messages about being careful [on the road] when it's wet, but we also need to be mindful that when the sun's coming straight into our faces that we need to be careful of how we drive and what's around us at the time ... just drive safe."
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

19 Oct 2016 08:16

Stingray34 wrote:Another fatal SMIDSY. Hope it doesn't result in another slap-on-wrist Whoopsie.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-shellharbour-20161018-gs4sk8.html

"At this stage there is nothing that we're aware of that contributed directly to the accident from the driver's driving," Superintendent Dzevlan said.

"We have a lot of messages about being careful [on the road] when it's wet, but we also need to be mindful that when the sun's coming straight into our faces that we need to be careful of how we drive and what's around us at the time ... just drive safe."


He seems to think he can say that the sun was in his eyes and that is a valid excuse. Sun visors, sun glasses ? Smells like bullsheet to me. Probably on the phone.
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

19 Oct 2016 09:12

movingtarget wrote:
Stingray34 wrote:Another fatal SMIDSY. Hope it doesn't result in another slap-on-wrist Whoopsie.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-shellharbour-20161018-gs4sk8.html

"At this stage there is nothing that we're aware of that contributed directly to the accident from the driver's driving," Superintendent Dzevlan said.

"We have a lot of messages about being careful [on the road] when it's wet, but we also need to be mindful that when the sun's coming straight into our faces that we need to be careful of how we drive and what's around us at the time ... just drive safe."


He seems to think he can say that the sun was in his eyes and that is a valid excuse. Sun visors, sun glasses ? Smells like ****** to me. Probably on the phone.


That's right: the Super's words are quite chilling in this regard - "nothing that contributed to the accident viz driver's driving."

Really, running over someone and killing them isn't negligent enough for you, Mr Plod?

"Sun in your eyes? Oh OK, I get it, nope not your fault. Dumb cyclist."
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

19 Oct 2016 11:03

Stingray34 wrote:Another fatal SMIDSY. Hope it doesn't result in another slap-on-wrist Whoopsie.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-shellharbour-20161018-gs4sk8.html

"At this stage there is nothing that we're aware of that contributed directly to the accident from the driver's driving," Superintendent Dzevlan said.

"We have a lot of messages about being careful [on the road] when it's wet, but we also need to be mindful that when the sun's coming straight into our faces that we need to be careful of how we drive and what's around us at the time ... just drive safe."


Those two bits seems pretty mutually exclusive to me. Surely, if you're not driving according to the conditions is a directly contributing factor to accidents? :confused:
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19 Oct 2016 16:20

RedheadDane wrote:
Stingray34 wrote:Another fatal SMIDSY. Hope it doesn't result in another slap-on-wrist Whoopsie.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-shellharbour-20161018-gs4sk8.html

"At this stage there is nothing that we're aware of that contributed directly to the accident from the driver's driving," Superintendent Dzevlan said.

"We have a lot of messages about being careful [on the road] when it's wet, but we also need to be mindful that when the sun's coming straight into our faces that we need to be careful of how we drive and what's around us at the time ... just drive safe."


Those two bits seems pretty mutually exclusive to me. Surely, if you're not driving according to the conditions is a directly contributing factor to accidents? :confused:


Agree. It seems that Superintendent Dzevlan thinks it's OK to keep driving your car when you can't see where you're going. The article also mentions that speed wasn't a factor. What, the car was stationary when it ran the cyclist down? Speed is ALWAYS a factor. Vehicles at rest don't collide with each other.
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19 Oct 2016 19:30

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07 Nov 2016 23:13

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/cyclist-killed-in-richmond-accident

A tragedy close to home this time. It's a road I've ridden dozens of times with my club. At least they were "wearing their helmets". Helmets are apparently required to deflect victim-blaming. They have been only partially successful in this case. No shortage of victim blaming and general hatred of cyclists in the comments. Vancouver Sun should close comments on stories like this.
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22 Nov 2016 02:12


Who was here asking about 'ghost bikes'? There's one in the picture heading the article...

As for the article...
"According to Mr. Maldonado’s lawyer, Howard Kirsch, Mr. Maldonado is a crane operator who has lived in Brooklyn his entire life. He lives with his mother and cares for her, Mr. Kirsch said."
Objection, Your Honour... Relevance...

Meanwhile... corrected edition;
"Mr. von Ohlen was one of at least 17 cyclists killed in traffic accidents this year. The deaths — about half of which have occurred in Brooklyn — have concerned transportation advocates and renewed calls for improvements in driver attitude and behaviour."
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27 Nov 2016 06:24

Mrs 42x16ss did a triathlon just south of the Gold Coast this morning where a few cars managed to get on the closed course where they were promptly stopped by police.

One special little snowflake was quite talkative and in such a rush, he had to leave with some personal police assistance ;)

The locals only had 8 weeks notice, TBF :rolleyes:
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27 Nov 2016 12:58

42x16ss wrote:Mrs 42x16ss did a triathlon just south of the Gold Coast this morning where a few cars managed to get on the closed course where they were promptly stopped by police.

One special little snowflake was quite talkative and in such a rush, he had to leave with some personal police assistance ;)

The locals only had 8 weeks notice, TBF :rolleyes:


A snowflake meltdown ! Poor wittle snowflake.
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28 Nov 2016 11:24

Maybe widdle snowflake can't read...
The only reason I can think of why he wouldn't notice an 8 weeks notice...
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