Last night at approx 5.30PM I was motoring the stanley steamer home from a hard day at the coal mine, when i was stopped at a set of lights. My eyes were drawn to a recumbent cyclist who despite the ACT governments enormous spend on on-road cycle lanes, was crossing against the lights using the pedestrian crossing.
Moments later, another cyclist repeated the illegal act. At least the recumbent had a light on his bike.
I continued my journey and turned into another major road. As I did a cyclist crossed diagonally from one side to the other in front of me, then rode the wrong way. he had no lights. Fortunately I did.
On that same road I saw two other cyclists. One had lights, the other didnt.
Number of cyclists seen – 5
Number committing illegal acts – 4
Percentage of cyclists breaking law – 80%
Number of recumbent cyclist seen – 1
Number of recumbent cyclists committing illegal acts – 1
Percentage of recumbent cyclists breaking law – 100%
Clearly there needs to be some sort of draconian law enforcement campaign against these flagrant lawbreakers. Especially the recumbent cyclists who in my study are shown to break the law 100% of the time.