The Federal Parliament’s Senate enquiry Aspects of road safety in Australia has received submissions from the bicycle fraternity this month calling for measures to increase cyclists’ safety.
The number of cyclists who are seriously injured in bicycle accidents on our roads has increased sharply compared to motorists injured in car accidents, according to the Bicycle Network. Whilst cycling should be encouraged as a greener and healthier form of transport, safety concerns put off potential cyclists. Investment in infrastructure, such as cycle lanes separated from car lanes, has therefore been called for to reduce the situations when a cyclist and motorist would come into contact with each other, and thus reduce the number of cycling accidents.
Bicycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, and Stacks Goudkamp welcomes any measures that reduce the number of cyclists injured on our roads. For more information about our expertise in bicycle accidents, please click here.