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Class action against RTA, Police, Government?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Jun 28, 2011. 48 Replies

Cyclists have been menaced, run off the road, damaged, assaulted, injured and killed on Sydney streets.  Have the RTA, the Police and/or the Government done enough to protect cyclists and create a…Continue

Tags: dying, die, sue, RTA, Police

 

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Simon replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Hit and Run Driver Willoughby You gutless so and so!!
"Dual Lens HD, Cycled Recording (records up to 32GB of compressed video, then automatically over writes, I think I can store 4 hours on 8GB SD card) -…"
Mar 31, 2012
Simon replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Hit and Run Driver Willoughby You gutless so and so!!
"Get a video camera!"
Mar 31, 2012
Simon replied to Chris Moore's discussion Crazy drivers
"Does the woman in this picture (see link) look similar to Ms TRAFFIC? Similar glasses, similar ear shape, similar hair, chin, neck, age, simiar body shape, similar attitude? "She had a British passport but lost…"
Mar 31, 2012
Simon replied to Chris Moore's discussion Crazy drivers
"I'd like to offer a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the assailant.This assault could have happened to any one of us.  If this violent offender isn't caught and punnished, he may do it again, or others may copy his…"
Mar 27, 2012
Simon commented on Simon's video
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"I have been noticing that more car drivers have been giving me more room since I started using the video camera.  Maybe I should have a sign saying "video camera" or get one of those GoPro cameras that are more visible (but more…"
Mar 1, 2012
Brett Collis commented on Simon's video
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"I have cars coming this close all the time on my daily commute from Summer Hill to Redfern for work it sorta freaks me & makes me angry that they don't leave a little more room (1 meter rule) & don't seem to even note…"
Mar 1, 2012
Paul commented on Simon's video
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"I didn't see anything overly malicious there, just a driver squeezing past because your riding position gave them an indication that it was ok.Come out into the middle of the lane and it will stop this from happening. I used to ride like that…"
Feb 22, 2012
Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon commented on Simon's video
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"What about the offence of not changing lanes to overtake another vehicle? Easier said than done on some roads I know, but if you don't want to be squeezed like that, you need to take the lane."
Feb 22, 2012
Simon commented on Simon's video
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"There I was, minding my own business when I am suddenly menaced by a reckless car driver.  The Police say no offence was committed.  I wonder how close the car would have get before an offence was committed.  The car obviously needed…"
Feb 21, 2012
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Car running a cyclist off the road. The Police say that no offence was committed.
Feb 21, 2012
Simon replied to Edward Re's discussion Vulnerable road user story
"@BikeSaint: Now that the guy has been found guilty, you can put in a claim for 'victim's compensation'. You should speak to a lawyer about how much compensation you are entitled to.  My understanding is that 'victim's…"
Aug 5, 2011
Simon replied to Edward Re's discussion Vulnerable road user story
"Allianz have reviewed their files - they are now going to pay the claim. Nick Vernon (Allianz Technical Manager, *and avid cyclist*) rang me to apologize personally and explain the situation.  He was very diplomatic and hoped that this…"
Aug 5, 2011
Simon replied to Edward Re's discussion Vulnerable road user story
"If anyone is still interested ... after almost two months, I have the verdict from this cyclist hating fiend's insurance company (Allianz); The cost of repairing my bicycle is under the excess value, so I have to extract the money from the…"
Aug 4, 2011
Simon commented on Simon's group ClassAction
""Four cyclists died in road collisions with motorists in one week alone in May" (Australian Cyclist, July-August, p15) "... drivers were at fault in 87 per cent of incidents with cyclists, and were unaware that they had behaved in a…"
Jul 6, 2011
Simon commented on Simon's group ClassAction
"Does anyone have a friend who is a lawyer (a big ask? :-) who might be able to offer some free (informal) advice as to what legal avenues we might be able to pursue and/or which law firms have experience with class actions regarding…"
Jul 5, 2011
Simon commented on Simon's group ClassAction
"Thanks Ben. One of the common problems I see in many cycling collisions (including yours and mine) is that the cyclist often does not have insurance.  They end up personally battling a large corporation.  Perhaps if cyclists had insurance,…"
Jul 2, 2011

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Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Willoughby Area
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The wheel of my bike is a bit square at the moment - due to being squished by a car driven by an arrogant car driver.

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