Tougher laws needed for cyclists

What is it going to take for politicians of all political stripes — both provincially and federally — to wake up and see that a major shake up is needed in our judicial and transportation systems?

What is it going to take for politicians of all political stripes — both provincially and federally — to wake up and see that a major shake up is needed in our judicial and transportation systems?

I’m talking about cyclists.

All cyclists should have insurance, be licensed and wear a helmet. Bicycles should have their licence visibly displayed, have a horn and working signal lights. These rules need to be strictly enforced.

Explain one thing, and this is a true story as it happened to a colleague of mine: If a pedestrian is in a marked crosswalk and gets hit by a cyclist who doesn’t stop to help, and in the meantime the victim’s medical bills are steadily rising, is that fair?

An answer would be greatly appreciated.

Joe Buczkowski

Victoria

 

 

 

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