Enforcement of speed limits and close passes
I cycle with kids to school and I cycle to work, and we cycle as our main transportation. Cars come far too close and go too fast all the time - if any of us fell, they wouldn't have time to stop. Drivers don't understand that bikes should be treated the same as other vehicles on roundabouts so they overtake, undertake, or speed past us. If there were actual consequences for driving behaviour like this, people would be less likely to do it. Until we have properly segregated lanes, there needs to be lots of enforcement- fines & points - for drivers making the roads unsafe.
Why the contribution is important
Drivers speed around, don't give people on bikes enough space, rev their engines behind is, and pass in dangerous ways. They do it because they can and they make roads unsafe for everyone. Properly enforceing the law so they risk fines and bans would help since causing injury or death to people on bikes- including children- isn't a deterrent.
by CHC2751 on July 30, 2020 at 07:11PM