Cycling in Melbourne Australia
If you agree with me in regards to the idea of some form of Vulnerable Road Users Legislation. Please send belows message or something similar to our cycling figureheads.
Titled: Extra Media Attention and an opportunity for Vulnerable Road Users Legislation.
Just curious why you aren't advocating for some sort of weight based right of way system (Vulnerable Road Users Legislation)?
Surely we should be following the trend of world leaders in regards to a weight based right of way system.
Everyone makes mistakes, but the vehicles that cause the damage should certainly pay for the damage.
The amendment to the Crimes Act requires the vulnerability of a victim to be taken into account when sentencing. Vulnerability due to age, or occupation, but vulnerability in the road environment is not, yet it fits the spirit of this legislation.
To tackle road rage, to boost security and protection for all road users we need to hold people responsible for the danger their vehicles impose on others, a new form of Vulnerable Road Users Legislation is required. Australian road rule legislation needs to acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes, but the motor vehicle always kills the pedestrian or cyclist.
Right of Way on our roads needs to be based around the least most threatening vehicles on our roads. Pedestrians should have right of way over cyclists and motor vehicles (As they already do.) Cyclists should have right of way over motor vehicles etc. (As they currently do not.)
Section 236 subsections 1-3 of the Australian road rules must apply to cyclists as it does to pedestrians.
236 Pedestrians not to cause a traffic hazard or
(1) A pedestrian must not cause a traffic hazard by moving into
the path of a driver.
(2) A pedestrian must not unreasonably obstruct the path of any
driver or another pedestrian.
(3) For sub rule (2), a pedestrian does not unreasonably obstruct
the path of another pedestrian only by travelling more
slowly than other pedestrians.