Author Topic: Pedestrian Death  (Read 797 times)

hellymedic

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Pedestrian Death
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:06:22 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41212147

A pedestrian involved in a collision with a cyclist on the Ride London event 6 weeks ago has sadly died.

Re: Pedestrian Death
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 03:19:25 pm »
Let's hope there's nothing similar on the Velo Birmingham this weekend - though it looks like an accident waiting to happen.  Fab ride though ... Clearly designed around Russ's Tunnel Ride, with a few tweaks ... ;-)
The Kettwiesel Ripper turns his hand to upwrongs...

Re: Pedestrian Death
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 07:04:24 am »
And here it comes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/20/urgent-review-new-road-laws-targeting-cyclists-uk-charlie-alliston

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Of the 400 or so pedestrians killed on UK roads every year, about one or two on average are struck by bikes. Some campaigners have questioned whether there is an urgent need for a law specifically relating to cyclists given the rarity of such deaths.

And obg Bordsense

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Boardman’s mother, Carol, was killed after her bike was struck by a pick-up truck in July 2016; there has yet to be a decision over whether the driver should be prosecuted.

Boardman said: “Whilst I can empathise with Matt Briggs more than anyone, laws should be developed so the penalties are proportionate to the ability to cause harm. This means basing them on evidence not headlines. I’m all for tougher penalties if they lead to actual reduction in casualties on the road

Unfortunately he isn't the committee chairman.