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One cyclist almost takes out another

By SheepGroper - 6 August 2013 29

I thought of the Riot when I saw this happen in front of me on the weekend on Northbourne.

What other readership/viewership could appreciate the multiple themes of red light running, cyclists and almost carnage?

Clip taken with the Aldi dash cam.

Comparing it with other clips I think my next dash cam won’t be a fisheye.

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One cyclist almost takes out another
KB1971 9:05 am 07 Aug 13

milkman said :

OpenYourMind said :

While this is a clear case of a cyclist going through a red light and I in no way endorse such behaviour, but that’s the first instance (albeit via video) I’ve seen of a cyclist going through a red light in the last 5+years of driving. People often accuse cyclists of this, but from all the driving/riding I’ve done, motorists are guilty of red light law breaking more often by an order of magnitude. It’s so common red light cameras need to be installed and even then they still get offenders.

I often use the Glenora Drive intersection and the number of times I’ve had to stop for a red light running car or truck is frightening.

I see cyclists run reds (or use pedestrian signals) on a regular basis.

I see pedestrian walking agianst red lights all the time. I had a P plater tailgate me on the way to work this morning, I had numerous people pass me while I was doing the speed limit this morning while driving.

I am sick to death of people singinling cyclists out as if they are the only one to break the road rules.

puggy 8:58 am 07 Aug 13

So a guy without a helmet (it’s hanging on the handle bars) on what looks suspiciously like a BMX who then doesn’t continue on into the cycle lane on Northbourne, at lunch time, is held up as an example of a “cyclist” doing the wrong thing. He’s the equivalent of a “P-plate tradie”. He’s a dick plain and simple.

Go out and observe the real cyclists going up and down Northbourne during commute hours and find me a significant number of transgressions and then we’ll talk.

bundah 8:51 am 07 Aug 13

OpenYourMind said :

but that’s the first instance (albeit via video) I’ve seen of a cyclist going through a red light in the last 5+years of driving.
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It happens more often than you think. Understandably most don’t see cyclists running red lights due to the fact they spend the majority of daylight hours in an office and also there are relatively few cyclists on the road. Having said that, from my experience, most cyclists are generally sensible.

Genie 7:51 am 07 Aug 13

Sandman said :

Postalgeek said :

And where would you place the rego numbers on the bike, and how large do you realistically expect them to be, .

That’s an easy one. The rego number would be printed in large lettering on the RTA supplied hi-vis vest that must be worn at all times when on the road. An optional Hi-vis backpack cover with the same number printed would also be available.

Wow ! This actually makes sense and is a logical answer. My bus almost took out a cyclist the other night, but sorry if you’re riding along dressed in black with no flashy light after the sun goes down, don’t blame the bus.

milkman 6:44 am 07 Aug 13

OpenYourMind said :

While this is a clear case of a cyclist going through a red light and I in no way endorse such behaviour, but that’s the first instance (albeit via video) I’ve seen of a cyclist going through a red light in the last 5+years of driving. People often accuse cyclists of this, but from all the driving/riding I’ve done, motorists are guilty of red light law breaking more often by an order of magnitude. It’s so common red light cameras need to be installed and even then they still get offenders.

I often use the Glenora Drive intersection and the number of times I’ve had to stop for a red light running car or truck is frightening.

I see cyclists run reds (or use pedestrian signals) on a regular basis.

OpenYourMind 9:14 pm 06 Aug 13

While this is a clear case of a cyclist going through a red light and I in no way endorse such behaviour, but that’s the first instance (albeit via video) I’ve seen of a cyclist going through a red light in the last 5+years of driving. People often accuse cyclists of this, but from all the driving/riding I’ve done, motorists are guilty of red light law breaking more often by an order of magnitude. It’s so common red light cameras need to be installed and even then they still get offenders.

I often use the Glenora Drive intersection and the number of times I’ve had to stop for a red light running car or truck is frightening.

NathanaelB 9:00 pm 06 Aug 13

Postalgeek said :

But I’m curious as to how rego numbers would be effectively implemented.

It’s just more satisfying to rant about someone when you can identify them by a number (that could conceivably be translated to a name and address) rather than be completely unidentifiable.

Sandman 8:06 pm 06 Aug 13

Postalgeek said :

And where would you place the rego numbers on the bike, and how large do you realistically expect them to be, .

That’s an easy one. The rego number would be printed in large lettering on the RTA supplied hi-vis vest that must be worn at all times when on the road. An optional Hi-vis backpack cover with the same number printed would also be available.

dkNigs 7:37 pm 06 Aug 13

This morning I saw a cyclist run the car red in the car lane following the green man coming from Lonsdale into the city. Pick being a bloody pedestrian or a vehicle, and if you’re a pedestrian get off and walk the crossing!

Postalgeek 6:24 pm 06 Aug 13

If I had to pay rego tomorrow for a bike I wouldn’t be overly fussed.

But I’m curious as to how rego numbers would be effectively implemented. Rego plates do little to deter some drivers from doing dumb things with major consequences so don’t count on rego plates from deterring some cyclists from doing dumb things with less destructive consequences.

And where would you place the rego numbers on the bike, and how large do you realistically expect them to be, and what’s the likelihood of anyone recording accurate details off a moving bicycle?

Not to mention mocking up or switching rego numbers will probably be much easier. ACT Police already have a problem with cars driving around with stolen plates. Most people, including cops, would not be able to tell you what the make and model of a bicycle is from 2 meters behind, or side on for that matter.

KB1971 5:31 pm 06 Aug 13

harvyk1 said :

And this is why we need bicycle licensing, because people on bikes could injure others on bikes.

All the time you have groups like pedal power insisting that cyclists are above the law you are going to get this. I wonder what pedal power’s official response would be should idiot cyclist have taken out and even injured law abiding cyclist?

Oh fark me please, Pedal Power DO NOT insist cyclists are above the law. Quite the opposite, they expect people who are on bikes to obey the road rules, pretty well every publication they put out says so. Fair dinkum…….

I do agree riders should be insured (I am) in case they cause an accident. & again, what will rego prove? Like there isnt any registered vehicles running red lights every day.

Why do they need an extra licence if they already have a car licence? (Like 99.99999999% of the population).

Yep, he is a dick, he should be fined for running a red light just like everbody else but unless there is a copper on every corner you are not going to get that.

bundah 5:21 pm 06 Aug 13

Terribly inconvenient having to stop at a red light besides Russian roulette is far more exciting!

harvyk1 5:07 pm 06 Aug 13

And this is why we need bicycle licensing, because people on bikes could injure others on bikes.

All the time you have groups like pedal power insisting that cyclists are above the law you are going to get this. I wonder what pedal power’s official response would be should idiot cyclist have taken out and even injured law abiding cyclist?

Postalgeek 4:47 pm 06 Aug 13

Stupid, stupid. Won’t be a problem on the roads for long if he continues to ride like that.

Pork Hunt 4:33 pm 06 Aug 13

If cycles had rego plates…

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