Local cycling charitable organization HUB Cycling is calling on the BC Provincial Government to commit to modernizing the BC Motor Vehicle Act in order to improve road safety for vulnerable road users.
Sometimes when I mention I am a cyclist, somebody will go off on a rant about how “entitled” cyclists think they are, and how they don’t respect the rules of the road. To hear them speak, you’d think almost all cyclists completely ignore the rules of the road. That has not been my experience at all. And I’ve just found an infographic that shows some actual research to prove it!
A London lorry driver who carelessly killed 29-year-old cyclist Louise Wright in London has been convicted of causing her death by careless driving – but has walked away with a suspended sentence and assorted wrist slaps. Should he have gone to prison? The family doesn’t think so …
We have grown to accept human motorists killing thousands of people every single day. After all, cars are so convenient, right? But are we going to let self driving cars kill even ONE human being? Absolutely not! We must have a code of ethics to force them to behave the way we wish WE would behave. But before we get around to making laws about ethics for robotic cars, we might want to think about passing a few laws reflecting the fundamental ethic that cyclists are human beings too, and therefore motorists are not allowed to run them down?
If you are ever hit by a motorist while cycling, you may be in too much shock to know what to do. This guest post explains the 3 crucial things you should do in this situation. Includes infographic about common cycling collisions, and advice to avoid collisions for drivers and cyclists.