No, your first post was correct Wayne.
The changed regulations have been made,to correct the problem.
Government Gazette 27 January page 305
Variation of Australian Road Rule No. 205A
Bicycle lanes are enforceable again, as of yesterday.
When Afghans, Iraqis and Pakistanis (not to mention Australian servicemen) are being killed and injured daily by improvised explosive devices, including car bombs, I think jokes about explosives and cars are in very poor taste.
No no no mate. You miss the point. Adelaide motorists are so bad that they keep missing us. Bikelanes provide the drivers with a known victim stream so that they don't have to waste any precious thinking power looking for us.
Of course, I might be wrong ...
It certainly suggests to them that you're terrified of having to share the road with them, and it probably does encourage a few dickheads to buzz you. Lycra probably pushes a few buttons, too, but at least it doesn't scream "I don't belong here!"
I doubt that visibility aids (beyond decent lights at night, of course) make any other difference - the situation in which I've found that drivers have trouble seeing me is when they're looking into the setting sun behind me, and no reflective aid will help there.
Michael, that was my dry sense of humour. Some driver friends congratulate me on being so visible at night. I do believe that the visibility aids help, eg when at the last moment a driver stopped from turning left across my path. Of course there were a couple of drivers who still could not see me: a 'professional' bus driver who changed lanes without indicating, and a driver who ran a red light when I was 3/4 across.
During daylight, too many drivers do not notice me or my bright yellow vest with reflective strips.
Here is the link to the Messenger story regarding the re-enforcing of bike lanes!