Single File Please

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Hi everyone, our Petition for Compulsory Single File came into being when it became obvious our roads are set to experience a massive growth in registered vehicles in the next 4 years. For example, in Australia it's estimated we'll have at least 1.4 million MORE cars on our roads in just four years from now. And in the middle of this, there will be an explosion of poorly disciplined road cyclists causing friction with all those other road users. Clearly, it's a problem that needs to be solved. We're happy to concede the Safe Passing Laws are good laws, they're well intentioned but they do have a flaw. When the legislation was implemented cyclists were under no obligation to change anything regarding their own behaviour. And therein lies the crux of the problem, as we see it. Even if cyclists are riding illegally 4 wide, motorists are still obliged to give 1m of safe distance around the widest rider or they themselves can be fined for unsafe driving. We believe Compulsory Single File will make a massive difference to Road Safety, especially when a Bike Lane exists.

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Petitioning Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan, The Honourable Mark Bailey MP, The Honourable Andrew Constance MP, Hon. Stephen Campbell MULLIGHAN, BA.

Compulsory Single File for Cyclists.

We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Transport Ministers of each and every State in Australia, and each State Cabinet, to implement Compulsory Single File for all cyclists who ride in groups,  regardless of whether a bike lane exists or not.   We also call on the respective Transport Ministers of Australia to implement a prohibition of cyclists on all roads with a designated speed limit higher than 80kph,  if those roads don’t have designated Bike Lanes.Finallly,  we ask that a maximum group size for cyclists be limited to 10 riders or less. We are tired of taxpayer dollars being lavished on expensive road systems with designated bike lanes,  only to see cyclists continue to ride 2 or more abreast,  spilling into main traffic lanes and impeding traffic flow.  We are tired of the safety hazards such cyclists present,  and we are tired of being we're told we're bad drivers if we complain about this problem.We, the undersigned concerned citizens of Australia, believe our money is being wasted every time an expensive bike lane is built on a main road in circumstances where cyclists ignore such infrastructure as a matter of routine behaviour. We believe no other safety initiative will deliver better results than compelling cyclists to ride Single File.  Indeed,  one only needs to look at the 30% drop in annual cycling fatalities which has occurred in Italy since Compulsory Single File was introduced there in 2014.  The data is very clear,  riding single file reduces collisions between motor vehicles and cyclists.Again, we say, Transport Ministers of Australia, please implement Compulsory Single File and ban cyclists from roads with a speed limit higher than 80kph if no bike lane exists.Thank you, The Concerned Citizens of Australia

Single File Please
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