Road Safety-Bicycle riders
Last edited 04/07/2017 - 09:07
Now, I don't want anyone to start an all out war against cyclists, I just want to raise this as a road safety issue. Please refer to the video I have shared here (sorry about my shoddy video editing), but my point is, why VicRoads is not stepping in to make sure that all our road users are safe?
I believe it's high time that they start a licensing system for cyclists along with a mandatory road rules awareness program.
My thought is, licensing cost can be minuscule for cyclists like $20 for 5 years term or so, just to cover the costs, but the aim must be that cyclists know what they are doing on roads, and hold them accountable.
I'm not saying other road users are perfect, far from it, but at least there is a system to hold them accountable and make sure they know what they are doing.
I read this article today, and not pointing fingers, but it shows how important the road safety awareness is just to make sure that we all make home safely.
Not to exaggerate, but I could have hit that cyclist and repercussions of that would've been unimaginable for both parties.
What do you think needs to happen?
129Start a licensing system with a mandatory road rules awareness program
178Leave things as they are
32Ask everyone to ride Bicycles
13Ask everyone to use a motor vehicle or get out of the roads