New Bike rules

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  1. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    So who pays for the damage to a car when a bike collides with it?
     
  2. Jimbo

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    Which steroids do you think I take cranks?

    And how do you think adding 30kg of muscle would make me a better cyclist?
     
  3. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    So you've doubled your body weight?

    I've always thought of you as a weedy little wimp using internet forums to sprout your dribble.

    I was correct.
     
  4. Jimbo

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    You seem to be confusing me with boners
     
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  5. Mong

    Mong Post Whore

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    Serious question?
     
  6. bileduct

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    What is there to pay? Just hose the guy off the bull bar.
     
  7. JamesRustle

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    They originate cost by the demand for bike paths and bike lanes though, which then makes future commitment for maintenance.
     
  8. umina panther

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    Yes. They ride off all the time with no way to identify them
     
  9. Mong

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    Is that his point though?

    Iā€™m for identification on bicycles.
     
  10. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Yes.

    Try this. A 115kg 6' 6" guy is riding a bike through an industrial area when he overtakes a double parked truck and has a head on collision with a car. The truck was parked on the exit of a 45 degree right hand bend.

    He suffered several broken ribs, a broken wrist, severe bruising and loss of skin. The driver of the car was uninjured.

    The car had a buckled bonnet, broken headlight, shattered windscreen and a crumpled roof due to the top of the windscreen being impacted during the collision. The damage to the roof led to the car almost being written off.

    Who was at fault?

    Don't bother answering Biley. You're a goose who would probably answer "a low flying seagull".
     
  11. Jimbo

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    I don't think it's legal to double park a truck on a bend
     
  12. Mong

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    What precautions did the rider take before going around the trucks on the wrong side of the road? What speed were they doing?

    When did the driver first see the bicycle? What speed was the car doing? What action did they take when they saw the bicycle? Had any other bicycles already had to do the same manoeuvre that the driver was alerted to?

    Always a bunch of factors to take into account.
     
  13. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    It was parked on THE EXIT OF THE BEND.

    Try reading every word and not the ones you cherrypick.
     
  14. Jimbo

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    I also noted that it was DOUBLE PARKED

    You also didn't mention how far from THE EXIT OF THE BEND it was parked
     
  15. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    What precautions did the rider take before going around the trucks on the wrong side of the road?

    The car was apparently parked on the other side of the road from the bike the last time the rider saw it. When he exited the bend from behind the truck, the car was in motion. You can't see through a truck.

    What speed were they doing?

    Both were travelling at 25 - 30 km/h.

    When did the driver first see the bicycle?

    I would say as soon as the bike emerged from behind the truck.

    What action did they take when they saw the bicycle?

    Little, if any. It was estimated that less than a second elapsed between the bike emerging from behind the truck and impact.

    Had any other bicycles already had to do the same manoeuvre that the driver was alerted to?

    There were no other bicycles around. The bike rider was travelling to work.

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    You may have gathered by now that this actually happened. The bike rider was travelling east along Commercial Avenue (the highlighted area). The collision happened just above the "s" in Kingsgrove.

    I was in my car travelling about 30 metres behind the bike when the collision happened. I was required to attend court to give evidence as I was one of only two witnesses other than the two parties involved.

    So who do you think is at fault?
     
  16. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    I do believe the exit of a bend is as the road straightens. Lets say less then 10 metres to satisfy you.
     
  17. Snoop

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    Would motorists who already hate having to share the road with cyclists suddenly be fine with sharing if cyclists paid rego and CTP and had a number plate?
     
  18. Mong

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    Depends if the case was for property damage or personal injury purposes. They are often approached differently for liability.
     
  19. LESStar58

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    A fella I knew in primary and high school got knocked off his bike by a woman who was off her tits on ice.

    I've changed my stance on cyclist since then but my gawd some of them have zero regard for the road rules around my area.
     
  20. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    It was for property damages. The bike rider did not apply for a personal injury claim as far as I know.
     

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