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November 12, 2018 at 8:14 am #44396
It is a sad day every time a hit and run accident involving a cyclist hits the news headlines.
Recently there was the horrific accident involving former national road champion Lynette Burger and this weekend a PE cyclist became the latest victim.
Both happened in the early hours of the morning and in both instances the motorists allegedly fled the scene. However, in Burger’s case, the motorist reportedly returned after ripping off his vehicle’s number plate/s.
One never wants to point fingers without having all the facts, but, when bicycles and vehicles collide, there can only be one winner.
I’m both a motorist and cyclist and therefore especially tuned in to cyclists on the road.
Without generalising, I think the odd motorist is not as dialled in as much as he/she could have been – simply because he/she might not have had the luxury of being frightened off his/her bike by a vehicle at some point in time.
As a motorist, not a day goes by without me having to take avoiding action against another motorist. As motorists, we all make mistakes and have to be as vigilant as possible.
However, the same applies to cyclists. We/They make mistakes and motorists (including cyclists masquerading as motorists) have to be vigilant.