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Cyclist saves baby from abduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason B Oct 2, 2014. 13 Replies

A cyclist has thwarted an attempted abduction in Sydney's inner west.Police said a woman was pushing her 14-month-old son in a pram along Timbrell Drive at Rodd Point at 10.30am  on Tuesday when a…Continue

Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Dec 9. 208 Replies

Thought there were a lot of police around this morning. Let the targeting of pedestrians and cyclists by the police commence …Continue

Bicycle helmets on the British Medical Journal site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore Dec 18, 2013. 7 Replies

Interesting summary of a new study into bike helmets and the law.The linked paper by…Continue

Helmet sting College street cycle path.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew K Aug 8, 2013. 27 Replies

Cops targeting helmetless miscreants tonight on the corner of Park and College str.Friendly and bored cop advised me to avoid cycling past cops without my magic hat, and asked me to 'walk it until I…Continue

 

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Bob Moore replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Safran gives them a serve too, but they don't seem to be as stupid as the far right."
Dec 9
DG replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Yes - my thought as well - this is now serious overkill for Pedro. That said, I rode the brakes the whole way down assuming they were checking for speeding now.... I of course had my bell and helmet"
Dec 7
Duncan replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"again - you use that word. Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce"
Dec 7
Colin replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
""...if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance I'm OK with shutting down facsists like Milo. If…"
Dec 7
Duncan replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"I always find it amusing that those who purport to oppose fascism want to shut down free speech. I do not think that word means what you think it means."
Dec 7
Duncan replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"dunno - how about the hundreds of far-left crazies causing all the ruckus?"
Dec 7
jrjr replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"yep, dinged my bell furiously as I went past them, Tues and Wed, plus 2 more on bikes on the bay run (Tues). Did Milo pay for all those cops, or are we getting reamed for the cost. Don't bother replying as I know the answer."
Dec 7
PeterT replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"The 'flashing headlight' thing is disguised under a potential hazard or harassment to others if I'm not mistaken. Similar to sounding the horn for no good reason"
Dec 6
Bob Moore replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Better still it they directed motor traffic not to turn right or left into or out of Pirama Rd. "
Dec 6
Bob Moore replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"There was also a public meeting in War Memorial Park in Lilyfield, heard sirens but didn't go. Anyone read John Safran's book on the far right crazies? "
Dec 6
James Mahon replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Yesterday evening as I was riding down Lilyfield Road hill I saw a LOT of cops. Thought no this is WAY over the top. Found out today that Milo Y held a secret event at Le Montage last night - and there was a massive police presence.  I thought…"
Dec 6
cafard à deux roues replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"There is (currently) an offence for just flashing headlights without cause. $115 but no loss of points. I'm sure "to warn about a radar trap" qualifies for "without cause"."
Dec 6
PeterT replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"I've heard of police operations being announced on radio as they are occurring  I'm sure that wouldn't have happened if it was illegal and it attracted a police rocking up with an infringement notice"
Dec 5
Peter H replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"Just note that it is illegal to cross a road when within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights with pedestrian lanterns - so I take 30 to 40 steps away before crossing the road."
Dec 5
Peter H replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
"That was common practice back in the 80s(?) when mobile radar first appeared. I think there were fines handed out for stuff like obstructing police. Once upon a time it was illegal to flash your headlights to oncoming cars as a warning for police…"
Dec 5
Jim Frech replied to Martyn P's discussion Operation Pedro. 'Targeting cyclist and pedestrian safety.'
">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…"
Dec 5

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Manly
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About Me:
Dutch guy spreading the low country ethos
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http://www.icontraptions.com.au

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