Cycling in Sydney Australia
300 hours of community service and a 2 year driving ban - did I miss anything?
Some lives are not worth as much as others.
Can you find the link to the judgement? I can't .....
That is so wrong!
No - I can't see it on NSW Case law. Sometimes there is a delay in publishing, but surely it would be posted today.
My info is from a few sources, it has been fairly widely reported.
Information on the sentencing is posted on Bicycle NSW's facebook page. Bicycle NSW had staff at court yesterday to hear the sentencing.
Probably 20 or so years ago a cyclist was killed while crossing a bridge in Wellington - out west. The truck driver was fined about $300. I remember a cycling uncle commenting that at that time you were fined more for owning rabbit traps!
Zero deterrent to actually give a crap whilst driving.
When will people act like driving is inherently dangerous? The day after some court hands down an appropriate sentence.
Will they legislate to prevent future careless homicides? No - sorry too busy thinking up ways to ensure a homophobic bakers or rock bands are not required to do their jobs or dreaming up huge roads to sell us.
We give up so much freedom so motorists can drive - it is shameful but will not change for a long time to come.
As an aside I run bright (370 lumens) flashing lights 24/7 and would advise doing so - this is not a guarantee that you will be seen, I've had plenty of close calls with lights blazing away.
Agreed on all counts.
It's a terrible state of affairs - drivers who hesitate for a second or two at traffic lights cop a bollicking from the cars being "held up" behind. Nobody really looks properly!
I'm always very wary heading down that hill - take the middle lane and be cautious!
I always use a strobe blinky light for the exact same reason, but have come close to being T-boned many times as well .......