Cyclist lucky to be alive

A cyclist was knocked off his bike by a passing motorist in October 2020. A horrifying video shows the rider is luck to be alive. Until now, it was not clear what consequences there would be for the driver.

Pedal Power ACT reported:

ACT Policing confirmed today that action has finally been taken in relation to a terrible crash with a cyclist back on 3 October 2020.

The driver of the vehicle has been issued with an infringement for negligent driving. This infringement attracts a fine of $393 and three demerit points.

This fine seems grossly inadequate for negligent driving which seriously endangered a person’s life.

Pedal Power will seek urgent answers from the ACT Government about the appropriateness of the penalties in our ROAD TRANSPORT ACT to deter such dangerous driving and effectively protect our community’s vulnerable road users.

Pedal Power ACT, Facebook, 8 February 2021

Win News reported that the motorist has been fined in this video.

WIN News Canberra – Cyclist Crash Anger | Facebook

Cycling lobby group Pedal Power is calling for tougher penalties – after a driver was fined three hundred and ninety dollars for knocking a rider off his bike.

They argue it doesn’t reflect the severity of the incident, launching urgent talks with police and government.

Win News Canberra, Facebook
Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Safety and hazards on CBR Cycle Route C5, Aranda bike path, Belconnen, Canberra

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