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  • Richard Risemberg
    http://bit.ly/6D3bU -- Richard Risemberg http://www.bicyclefixation.com http://www.newcolonist.com http://www.rickrise.com [Non-text portions of this message
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 20, 2009
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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







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    • jane.
      MINISTERS are considering making motorists legally responsible for accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians, even if they are not at fault. Government
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 22, 2009
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        MINISTERS are considering making motorists legally responsible for
        accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians, even if they are not at
        fault.
        Government advisers are pushing for changes in the civil law that
        will make the most powerful vehicle involved in a collision
        automatically liable for insurance and compensation purposes.
        The move, intended to encourage greater take-up of environmentally
        friendly modes of transport, is likely to anger some drivers, many of
        whom already perceive themselves to be the victims of moneyspinning
        speed cameras and overzealous traffic wardens.
        Many will argue that it is the risky behaviour of some cyclists —
        particularly those who jump red lights and ride the wrong way along
        one-way streets — that is to blame for a significant number of crashes.
        However, policy-makers believe radical action is required to get people
        out of cars and onto bicycles or to walk more. Only 1%-2% of journeys
        are at present made by bike.
        ...

        Full story at the link below:
        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6841326.ece





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