It took over 3 months for the road authority to repair this wire rope barrier crash site. It was on a 110 kph stretch of the Hume Highway near Holbrook in southern NSW. Obviously road user safety was not a priority.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
The Melbourne HERALD SUN. November 17, 2017.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Friday, 3 November 2017
UNBELIEVABLE!!!The Hoddle Street Bus Lane Trial in Melbourne will be allowed to continue “over the coming years”.
This effectively puts off any decision permitting motorcycle & scooter riders to use bus lanes in Victoria for literally years.
The trial which should have concluded in under a year has now been running more than five years.
Bicycles were permitted to use various bus lanes without a trial of any sort.
I understand that bike crashes in or near the Hoddle Street bus lane are mostly the fault of car/truck/van drivers turning left off Hoddle Street and failing to give way.
No blitz on drivers who fail to give way hurting riders on their way to work. No education campaign. Just bung up signs in a street so infested with signs that hardly anyone reads any of them.
Whether or not bicycle riders were also being hit by cars/trucks/vans is not made clear in the letter. Nor was the number of serious injury crashes or fatals involving two-wheelers was not included.
Some of these crashes were when the bus lane was not operating.DamienIRG
BEFORE ANYONE ARCS UP, I and the IRG know drink driving/riding is wrong and dangerous. This is a question. Has Victoria gone too far with this proposed drink driving/riding law?
Will it cause more Victorians to behave illegally?
Consider this. You rely on your car/bike for work. You hold a clean licence. You have a mortgage and kids at school. Your boss offers you a beer or wine for Christmas. Just one.
On the way home you are pulled up and blow .06. That's three months without a car/bike and a heavy fine. Plus the cost of the alcohol interlock for six months, a minimum $880.
If you are going to comment please don't come up with the "if it saves one life" argument. What if one of the kids, suddenly living in poverty, gets into drugs and overdoses?
I think this law has the potential to do a lot of social damage.
Regardless, do not drink and drive/ride. If you have a drink, even if it is just one, take public transport home.