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Motorised bicycle claims rider in Evatt

By johnboy 23 September 2012 26

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on Fitzhardinge Crescent, in Evatt, this evening (Saturday, September 22), in which a man appears to have fallen from his motorised bicycle and later died in hospital.

Police were called to the location around 6.42pm after ACT Ambulance Service officers had attended and were treating a 39-year-old man with serious head injuries.

The man was conveyed to hospital but later died.

The Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team have impounded the bike, which will be subject to examination.

Police urge any witnesses who may have seen the man riding the bike on Fitzhardinge Crescent or who have any information which could assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

(For the benefit of Rats reading I’ve checked and Two Humpz is fine)

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Deref 12:37 pm 08 Oct 12

Monomyth said :

+1 Clown killer (though I don’t relish writing that!)

In my view it’s the same as not using a form of birth control, or not wearing a seatbelt in a car.

If you’re not actively taking steps to prevent something, you can’t cry foul when there are consequences to your actions. Sad, yes. But preventable? Maybe.

Hear, hear.

Monomyth 11:57 am 08 Oct 12

+1 Clown killer (though I don’t relish writing that!)

In my view it’s the same as not using a form of birth control, or not wearing a seatbelt in a car.

If you’re not actively taking steps to prevent something, you can’t cry foul when there are consequences to your actions. Sad, yes. But preventable? Maybe.

rhino 2:32 pm 24 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

Cars are killing people like a plague, many of them from head injuries, is it stupid to drive a car without a helmet?

Which plague killed only a handful of people a year in a city like canberra?
They say that people die from testing batteries on their tongue lol.

Having a helment in a car can be good or bad depending on the car and the airbags etc in it. They aren’t designed for a helmet in some cars and could do damage to your neck.

Everything is a risk assessment. If the mitigation takes more effort and is more inconvenient than the probability of something going wrong multiplied by the impact of the outcome if it does go wrong, then people won’t bother with it. There’s a chance of anything happening, we just often determine it to be too low to bother with. The probability of dying from riding your bike and not wearing your helmet is actually pretty low. So it’s not really unreasonable to assume that you could get away without a helment and not die. It’s just an unfortunate case of this guy being that 1 in a million unlucky ones.

davo101 2:24 pm 24 Sep 12

Aeek said :

Given how long it took for the 250w pedal assisted category to happen, I wouldn’t expect anything new soon.

Hasn’t actually happened yet. ACT Government agreed that it would be a good idea but actual changes to regulations have not been made. Limit is still < 200W.

Aeek 2:08 pm 24 Sep 12

Hosinator said :

Electric Powered Pushies are limited to 200watts of power for a throttle powered bike and 250watts of power for a pedal assisted pushy. .

Given how long it took for the 250w pedal assisted category to happen, I wouldn’t expect anything new soon.

KB1971 2:07 pm 24 Sep 12

Innovation said :

KB1971 said :

Innovation said :

My sympathies to the family. I have seen a lot of these (presumably) petrol powered bicycles around lately. Do they (and + 250 watt electric bicycles) have to meet the same (ADR?) standards as normal motorcycles (ie lights, indicators, high quality brakes, frame strength etc)? If so, wouldn’t it be better to introduce a new registered class of vehicle that has lower standards that are better suited to the vehicle?

Yes they do.

Ah but don’t you think that there should be something in between? I don’t know about the power on this guy’s bike but shouldn’t there be something in between the requirements for a bicycle and a full blown motorbike or car. Judging by the increasing number of lawnmower and >250watt motors strapped to pushies that are running around Canberra the current system isn’t working. Introducing a new registered class (with less onerous standards than must be met by normal on road vehicles) for vehicles with assisted speeds capped at 20 or 30km/h would seem to be a better approach.

It would be classed as a moped, the ADR’s from mopeds are quite easy to pass but then there is the other hurdle of licencing. A moped rider mus have a motorycle licence in the ACT.

All vehicles, being electric or petrol powered must be below 250 watts to not have to meet any pf the ADR’s.

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