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.
Let me just say that if this was in Denmark or any other bike friendly country the following would happen:
1. There probably would have been a bike lane so that the cyclist didn't have to try and squeeze past causing the conflict. By bike lane I mean a raised level somewhat similar to a pavement, that ideally runs on the inside of parked cars (which btw. reduce the risk of dooring) and not some painted symbolic token that disappear at intersections, roundabouts, at road works etc.
2. The 'softer' road user (here the bike rider) would win hands down in any altercation, especially since he can prove the damage to his bike. No matter what happened beforehand. This law can sometimes seem unfair but is one of the founding pillars why bike riding is so prolific, because bike riders know that cars look out for them.
3. If someone similar to Shane Warne's popularity (or anyone else for that matter) had done this in Denmark he would have been publicly lynched and ridiculed - no matter how much the bike rider may have abused him). Registration plates for bike riders... I can't even give a reasonable comparison to have ridiculous this is (registration plates for pedestrians maybe?). I don't think I will be able to convince anyone back home about the validity of this story....
This law can sometimes seem unfair but is one of the founding pillars why bike riding is so prolific, because bike riders know that cars look out for them.
David Hembrow says that strict liability is not the reason cycling is so popular in Holland. It is also not as strict as many think. A cyclist can be found to have contributed to the accident.
I've never cycled in Holland or Denmark so I can't make a personal judgement.
Warne being an a celibrity turns it into a good opportunity to make an example out of someone.
Could have stayed under the radar if he wasn't such an idiot about it. He instigated a Hit and run, then went home and launched an attack on twitter.
mmmmm - what is there to say !
Unreal and real egg on the face of TAC .. how they could have chosen him in the first place...
Love seeing Shane Warne exposed as the douche bag that he is.
53KMH over the speed limit, SHAME WARNE!
This article spins me out