While the silent majority wanted bike helmet laws, a small and vocal minority group, which often opposed helmets as an infringement of their rights, had used "crazy science" to lobby against them, he…Continue
"That's why I included the proviso that you'd have to take it to court. I wonder when the idea that demerit points now apply to this type of offence gained currency. Sure the "road rules" being the NSW Road Transport Act treat…"
"Having said that South Australia does have bicycle offences which incur demerit points!! But which specifically do not count against the national schedule of demerit points, so only South Australians committing cycling offences in South Australia…"
"Australians find lack of helmets 'really strange'
FFS. My glance at the news suggested that the law review in the UK was not about MHLs. BTW I'm Australian and I find the Australian fixation with bicycle helmets really strange, not…"
"But Justice Weinberg said it "doesn't get much worse in terms of dangerous driving" given Stewart had been high on ice, had driven on the wrong side of the road, was driving while disqualified and while on a suspended sentence.
"Neither of those overtakes were particularly close - the first one was legal, the only issue with the second one were the double lines which made it illegal but not unsafe (well in that instance anyway). Most probably the impatience of the motorists…"
"Yeah we used to have bottle rocket fights when we were kids and we all died or lost eyes, fingers, hands, arms or legs. Oh that's right no we didn't we all had fun - the only kids I knew or heard of who were seriously injured or killed…"
">They'd make more $ if they stood on that corner for a day, pinging all the jay walkers that try and get themselves run over.
It's much easier to fine one cyclist $330 for not wearing a helmet, $439 for crossing when the bicycle…"