Hi, I'm Martin "Avid determined cyclist",
I was involved with the "Ride of respect for Dwayne" accepted as ride leader as I have been commuting from Salisbury to Port since gaining a OHS professional position at Port Adelaide (3 yrs) I volunteer as rides marshal for Bicycle SA for many years (trained SAPOL traffic controller). I have commuted in Melb. for 6 years (1 car door accident) since moving to Adelaide in 2000, I've been hit 6 times by cars, put in hospital 3 times as a result, received almost $7000 for damages to the bicycle etc.On Sunday 12/12/2010 at 2:45 pm, rear ended at the exit of Salisbury Hwy and South Rd heading towards the Port for 60 klm loop I do. Again I was run down and put in hospital, I am a careful rider my job is Safety I can't help myself, I think safety most of the time, especially on public roads (more so due to reputation of SA drivers).
I was discharged from hospital yesterday, I find it curious that no statement has been taken from me by the Police at this stage, I rang the Police station today and they told me the Constable will be on shift next Saturday and will contact me in due course. Regards, Martin PS I travelled along the exit lane to the bike exit crossed safely then hit by an exiting vehicle driving on the chevron line markings.