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This article gives a really good insight into the safety risks facing cyclists in Australia, but it also gives an understanding as to what's going wrong in the UK and the US too.

http://theconversation.com/cars-bicycles-and-the-fatal-myth-of-equal-rec...

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hawkinspeter [1863 posts] 10 months ago
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That echoes a lot of my thoughts about bikes and cars sharing the roads. It sounds worse down under than in the UK and it's a shame that the author thinks that presumed liability would be impossible in Australia due to the political climate. I think presumed liability would be a great tool to highlight the difference in  responsibility on the road for bigger vehicles.

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OldRidgeback [2915 posts] 10 months ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

That echoes a lot of my thoughts about bikes and cars sharing the roads. It sounds worse down under than in the UK and it's a shame that the author thinks that presumed liability would be impossible in Australia due to the political climate. I think presumed liability would be a great tool to highlight the difference in  responsibility on the road for bigger vehicles.

 

The Aussie mainstream really wants to put people of cycling or so it would seem.