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Thursday, September 30, 2004

from todays mx - "Cyclist deaths - high toll sparks warning"

Attempting to start some dialogue about this, lets see if it kicks off here or here

Thursday, 30 September, page 2

Police are urging cyclists to be cautious after the number of road bike deaths has doubled so far this year. Eight cyclists were killed on Victorian roads this year, compared to four deaths in 2003.

The reminder coincides with the 21st anniversary of the Victorian Police Safe Cycle Campaign, which aims to educate road users on how to avoid bike collisions and injuries. October is Safe Cycle month and police will reward cyclists obeying road rules.

Figures show a quarter of accidents happen when a cyclist turns on to the road from the footpath and 30 per cent of casualities are caused when drivers don't look for cyclists.