I thought that we may have heard the last from Shane Warne regarding his distaste for cyclists lately but we arent so lucky. see below article.
i am getting concerned that as this happened to a "celebrity" people will take it in to their own hands to now become more vocal and aggressive to cyclists out and about. stuff like this happens every day but is never reported on or taken seriously by media or authorities.
i dont know what the solution is but i do not think that compulsory registration of bike is the answer. i would like to see further education of drivers AND cyclists made a priority.
Yes, I agree. It certainly would be a massive deterrent to getting cyclists on the road!
If all bicycles have to be registered to be ridden on the road, it is going to be an expensive deterrent also. How many parents will be able to afford to spend, for example, $100 per year per bicycle, for each of their kids to ride to school and on the streets? Bear in mind that many parents also like to cycle for recreation or other, so factor in registration for their bicycles, as well as their cars and (and boats -for some).
What about the parent with more than two kids?
Shouldn't skateboards and scooters be registered too?
Registration for rollerbladers?
Pedestrians are road users too... sometimes they do the "wrong" thing out there, so perhaps add them into the registration system.
Oh, and horse riders - they also use the road, and they should be registered at a higher rate, as their horse shoes are harder than soft rubber and they weigh a lot more than a bicycle, thereby wearing out the road.
The argument is strong - register them all!!! Then we can all become "Dibber dobber Cindies" and make the world a nicer place...
with many more polluting, congesting cars on the roads and in the cities, more road fatalities, permanent injuries, and make many more obese, sick people, costing huge amounts of money, and clogging our hospital system as a result.
Let's look to the example of cycling in The Netherlands - smooth riding, smooth driving and mutual respect. Drivers of vehicles do not "push their weight around" with cyclists over there and a beautiful smooth harmony prevails most of the time. What makes it work? Google it, YouTube it, and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Here's just one example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOR6zm_Yziw&feature=related
Linking a cyclists rego to his/her car rego is fine in principle.. but what about those 1000's without car rego? As had been said before... driver/rider training and awarness is the key here.
Warnie's a twit
Ninemsn readers back the the bike rego idea.
Bike rego would just mean an extra cash cow for the gov and would achieve nothing. Are we going to make the 10 year old who rides a bike to school pay rego? It's ridiculous!
Some say that if bikes have rego plates then people can report them when they break the law. Well what about pedestrians when they disobey a "DON'T WALK" signal? Should all pedestrians also pay rego and wear rego numbers? Come on.
Sorry Warney you were a great cricketer but that's all.
In relation to his sport, remember that he was banned for one year for use of a prohibited drug. Perhaps not so great after all.
The squeaky wheel gets most oil. I suspect that is all that Warne is: a squeaky wheel.