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by Mark Zalewski
December 3, 2016
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Residents in New South Wales will not be required to carry identification while riding a bike.
The government had said cyclists could face a fine of $106 for not having identification on their person, beginning in March. It was one of a number of changes to cycling laws announced last year by the Baird government.
Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the law was intended to ensure people carry emergency contact details. “[This] alternative solution struck the right balance between safety and convenience,” he said.
The ID law drew vocal opposition from from civil libertarians. As well, cycling groups cited surveys that showed 93 percent of cyclists already carry identification.
“It’s not needed,” the chief executive of Bicycle NSW, Craig Meagher said. “Why create a policy for something that already happens?”
Click through to read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.