Taken from another article " Senior Constable Lance Munckton was shocked to clock a professional cyclist doing 56km/h through a children’s crossing outside St John’s Primary School in Scarborough during morning peak hour earlier this month."
Who knows if this pro has a cycling computer which show's its speed
If it had been a car or motor bike everybody would think it is perfectly reasonable.
If you shop carefully $150 will get you a Garmin 200
I got the coota.
Did you think you couldn't be charged legally or the camera wouldn't detect you ?
Did not think they could detect you I suppose..
I know the speed cameras well the stationary ones in the UK would not work because they relied on a number plate..
Ah that's interesting. Those machines the council puts out sometimes that tell you what speed you are doing in a car work on a bike. I always try them to see how I go.
Apparently (from the horses mouth) it comes down to identification. Sure the camera units (fixed or mobile) can clock you but without a number to check against the database, a ticket can't be issued. If, on the other hand, the officer is using a hand-held device and can stop the cyclist on the spot, wham!
Oh, and as for my previous understanding or whether or not it's legal to fine a cyclist breaking the speed limit, well it is.. as demonstrated in the previous discussions of ARR (a rider is classed as a driver of a vehicle and a bicycle is a vehicle) and obviously here. It raises an interesting question regarding racing tho.. we frequently race through Mclaren Flats at 50+kph (50kph limit), and therefor against the law... wonder how PC plod would handle that situation?
@ baron would that come under the hoon laws???lol
WHat about the guys that don't ride with a speedo on, how are you meant to know (not in this case obviously) if you are doing 25 or 30, for instance
it's up to the vehicle operator to ensure they do not exceed the limit. logic would say if you think you may be somewhere near it- slow down, or purchase and install a speedo.
that would raise the question - why are not speedometers mandatory along with a bell and reflectors?
Speeding on a bicycle is not a common problem,
If you look at the bigger picture: 52% of Australias automobile (machine) Journeys being under 5 kilometres is the real problem with road safety. People in this country drive machines "for safety's sake".
Expecting people to gear up and have all the latest hi tech tidbits just to ride a bike is counterproductive. Its no way to encourage people towards leaving their motor vehicle and home and instead making an active and safer transport choice.