19 June 2009

Hardcore New Laws for Cyclists in Australia

To be honest... I don't really know what to write about the news laws in Victoria, Australia. They're shocking.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25654478-661,00.html

Just another sad example of bullying people who use a C02 neutral, healthy and life extending transport option.

The maximum penalties under the new act include:

- DANGEROUS riding - $13,610 or prison for twelve months or both.

- CARELESS riding of a bike - $681 for a first offence and $1361 for a subsequent offence

- IF a person is killed or seriously injured by a cyclist and the rider has not immediately stopped and offered assistance - $68,052 or five years in prison

- IF property is damaged by a cyclist and the rider has not immediately stopped and offered assistance - $284 or seven days in prison for a first offence and $567 or prison for between seven and 14 days for a subsequent offence.

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