Sad news in the media today with the news a cyclist was killed at Lewiston. He was hit by a 17yr old driver who has been charged with dangerous driving.
Any accident on our roads were someone loses a life is terrible but when it involves a cyclists it is especially bad. I'm sure every member of this community joins me in sending our condolences to the cyclists family.
Very sad for the cyclists family, friends and fans. I don't know if the driver was driving badly, but based on the charges, I guess it is fair to assume he was.
I cycle all over Adelaide, through all speed zones, and often hear how we need to reduce the speed limit of cars to make it safer for cyclists. Have to say, I generally feel safer tapping along the Salisbury Highway or Port Wakefield Rd than I do in zones where cars may be travelling the same speed, or slower, than me! Even the Victor Harbour Road seems safer to me!!
While I am not aware of the circumstances of all road cyclist deaths and injuries the recent events seem to have been dominantly on rural highways our outer urban areas. Clearly a wide highway with a well formed cycle lane to the side should be safe but once the road narrows speed reduction must be part of the equation.