Friday, 2 October 2009

Crackpot police in crackdown on 30,000 cyclists

If you ride a bike in Victoria there's a good chance you'll be stopped by police this month, with Victoria Police planning to have a quiet chat with 30,000 cyclists about road safety during October.

"Every year there is [sic] around 15,000 collisions involving cyclists and many of these could be prevented," Sergeant Arty Lavos said.

Yes, and at least 75 per cent of those collisions will not in any way be the fault of the cyclist.

I’ve never heard of any police force anywhere in the world which set out to stop every driver on the roads in order to have ‘a quiet chat’ with them about ‘road safety’.