New Bike rules

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  1. Generalzod

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...s/news-story/a200f04a0feffcf50708e2bde24802e1

    The rule requires drivers passing a cyclist travelling in the same direction to leave a minimum gap one metre between the car and bike when the speed limit is 60km/h or less.

    That distance bumps up to 1.5 metres when it is higher than 60km/h.

    An independent review of the two-year trial estimated a 15 per cent reduction in bicycle-to-vehicle crashes, Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey said on Wednesday.

    Drivers who break the law face a penalty of $330 and two demerit points.

    Again it's the motorist responsibility...
     
  2. Mong

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    We have this rubbish laws here already.

    How tf does anyone prove or disprove unless they obviously scraped by them?
     
  3. bileduct

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    Helmet cams, dash cams...

    They're pretty common.
     
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    They've had this in Victoria for a while.

    Don't believe it's resulted in any less accidents/fatalities or behavioural changes yet.
     
  5. Mong

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    They are out there, given the amount of cars and bikes on the road it’s a stretch to say common.

    Would require a following rider or car, if they exist, to have a cam though as well.
     
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    Cyclists are deadset lower than pedophiles
     
  7. bileduct

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    I've got one, I see plenty of other people with them, and this guy has one...



    I've offered my dash cam footage to other people when the car in front of or behind me did something to them.

    So.....
     
  8. Mong

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    So?

    I investigate liability relating to injuries on the roads, amongst other things, as a part of my job and at any one time have 80 to 100 on the go.

    I’d estimate 1 or 2 at any one time at best that have available cam footage.

    It’s handy AF when I can get it but it’s certainly a long, long way from being common.
     
  9. T-Boon

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    I am a close driver.
     
  10. bileduct

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    Well you asked the question...

    ... and now it's been answered.

    Have a nice day!
     
  11. Mong

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    :joy::joy::joy:

    Go back to the us election thread.
     
  12. bileduct

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    Why are you upset?
     
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    I'm pretty sure dash cams are common in police cars too.

    You know those guys who book people for traffic infringements?
     
  14. Generalzod

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    It's hardly room for cars yet alone for bike riders carrying on as if he is entitled to be on the road, did you see how many cars went across to the other lane so they can avoid the bike rider, what if those people had head on crash with the on coming traffic and he worried about his own safety.
     
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    I saw the fine the other bloke got for driving too close to a cyclist.
     
  16. Mong

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    As long as they are directly behind them and it’s on I suppose..

    It’s definitely more common than 10+ years ago, I had next to no chance then of getting footage.

    It’s not all that common yet though
     
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    Send it to the bunker?
     
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    Seems pretty common to me, I pass a few people on bikes with helmet cams every morning.

    So we have three ways of proving that an infringement occurred. Helmet cams worn by the rider, dash cams privately installed by third party drivers, and surveillance/police cams.
     
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    If the folk involved have them and they are looking in the right direction, of course...
     
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    extremely correct opinion
     
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