Cycling in Sydney Australia
While being overtaken by all sorts of vehicles in silly places on my recent bike tour, I began to wonder about what was happening. The thing that struck me is that the motorist doesn't know how to flex his/her ankle to take pressure off the accelerator or brake to slow down until it's safe to pass. With that in mind, I wonder whether the message needs to be modified a bit to get the brains (if available) to become receptive to slowing down until it's safe to pass. There seems to be no consideration to slowing down for any reason anywhere!
Perhaps something like this might work -
"Slow down until it's safe to give a cyclist a metre when passing"
I know it's long winded. Perhaps someone could come up with something along those lines that's short and sweet!
AMM is bite sized message that has a reasonable chance of being absorbed by drivers.
I say let's support getting it passed as law in all states as a start.
three words works best
"three words works best"
Yep, which is why you know some of its creators other works..
"Stop the Boats"
"Axe the tax"
No Cuts to, Joint Strike Fighters, Ditch the Witch.....
Young and naive
Hmmm, three words .......
"Open Your Eyes"
"Look In Front"
"Put Phone Down"
"Stop F#$%&g Texting"
reduce speed limits
Could motorists possibly be expected to absorb, process and understand two messages, totalling eight words?
Probably not since it would mean giving consideration to other road users, a totally foreign concept for many in this day and age.
However, I would suggest:
"Slow down for cyclists"
"Give cyclists a metre"
Accompanied by appropriate graphics.
Slow down for People
Give people a metre
I agree with others it is a start, and it generates discussion which hopefully helps the cause.