Death through indifference

Pedal Power ACT has had enough. A motorist recently collided with a cyclist and left him in the dirt. Police have responded with only a minor fine. Cyclists are potential road kill.

The case is discussed in more detail here.

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT

“We also want the ACT Government to take action to ensure the penalties in our Road Transport Act are appropriate for the offences.”

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT

“Pedal Power is appalled that a driver who recklessly crashed into a person riding their bike on the road will only be issued a $394 infringement fine and lose three demerit points off their licence.”

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT

“Given there is clear video evidence of the crash between the trailer and the bike rider on 3 October 2020, Pedal Power will be asking the ACT Police for an explanation about why the driver was not charged.”

“Police can levy fines of over $2,000 for anyone caught speeding on our roads. We need similar fines to deter people from driving dangerously around vulnerable road users.”

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT

“If we want to build a culture in Canberra where ALL road users are respected and protected, then we must change our legislation”

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT

“A $394 fine is not a deterrent for other drivers behaving recklessly. This sends a message that in the ACT you can nearly kill a bike rider riding lawfully on our roads and only receive a relatively light fine.”

Pedal Power calls for appropriate penalties to deter dangerous driving around vulnerable road users – Pedal Power ACT
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