No, I don’t mean that at all really. It is about bloody time you are forced to take responsibility for your actions.
The Age reports of a police jihad against cyclists breaking road rules like passing trams whilst passengers are alighting, and running red lights.
In The Age article, we hear of Lena, whose trip up Swanston Street is the “scariest” part of her ride to school. This is typical of cyclists who feel they are the victim because they are forced to run the gauntlet of car traffic, yet they think police should be more lenient toward their behaviours that endanger pedestrians.
It is about time folks (like Lena and the author of this) realise that there has been a huge increase in cycling in Melbourne during the past few years. The fact is there are now so many cyclists on the road that every time a pedestrian gets off a tram, or crosses a street, it is they who are running a gauntlet of cyclists “just sneaking through the gap”.
Thank goodness the Bicycle Victoria spokesman was sensible enough to say this:
(cyclist should be) prepared to cop equivalent fines to other road users if it means we are accorded the full rights we are entitled to under the law.