Cycling in Sydney Australia
VicRoads wants you to have your say about how drivers and bike riders can share the road safely Victoria. Visit http://www.facebook.com/RoadUserorAbuser to take the quiz, watch the video, join the discussion and 'Like' the page to pledge your support.
Posted for VicRoads.
That VicRoads ad distorts reality too much. When operating a motor vehicle keeping your attention on the road and minimising the danger you pose to other road users whether they be motorists, cyclists or others, from what is a large and dangerous machine is both an implicit duty of care and just plain common sense. The SMIDSY syndrome (Sorry Mate I Didn't See You) that many motorists resort to after running over cyclists should be viewed as an admission of negligence not a valid excuse. There is no equivalence between almost bumping into someone while walking and almost killing someone while driving and its disingenuous to promote it as being the same. I think that campaign is misguided in the extreme and sends a bad message.
The office scene would be more realistic if the 'cyclist' was naked and the 'motorist' was in full riot police gear, pointing a gun a the 'cyclist'...
'Like' the page ???
Far koff !!!
(Oh, I guess that makes me an abuser... But I do not resile from my opinion of this p!ss-poor campaign.)
The video would be more accurate if one fellow was a sumo wrestler (say 148kg) nearly colliding with the other fellow who is a (let's see... that divided by say 15?... 10 kg? )..... 2 year old toddler?
Yeah, send the message back to VicRoads to redo the advert to reflect the mass difference and I'll even actually log on to facebook to send a LIKE your way.
Down with VicRoads farcebook.I`m pledging with my disgust to dump my steaming pile of turd on them.
Since when did everyone move from their own sites to facebook? Does facebook = the internet now days? As I am not on facebook and will not go on facebook I guess I will not be able to participate.
Oh well, their loss.
I only joined FB to have access to some 'sites' and stay connected to bicycle people... otherwise I wouldn't use it. It feels like a child's sandbox... don't like it.