Bicycle NSW is calling for everyone to look out for each other on the road.

Summer brings an increase in road travel as people head off on holidays, and also in the numbers of people driving and riding in unfamiliar areas. Unfortunately this summer has seen the death and serious injury of people travelling in cars, with police identifying speed as a factor in half of the deaths.

Sadly two people riding bikes have also been seriously injured.

A 72 year old man has been charged with:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm

over the serious injury of a 63 year old man who was riding his bike on boxing day.

In the second case an 18 year old man was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm
  • Drive in a manner dangerous to the public
  • Overtake when unsafe, and
  • Not keep left of dividing line

over the serious injury of a 51 year old man who was cycling in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the 2nd of January.

“None of us plan for death or serious injury on the road as part of our summer holiday, but we all need to make an effort to ensure it doesn’t happen,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

Bicycle NSW calls on all road users to take care, watch their speed, to avoid distraction when driving and look out for bikes and pedestrians.

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