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by Matt de Neef
October 9, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia; Matteo Trentin victorious at Paris-Tours; Matej Mohoric wins the inaugural Hong Kong Challenge; Bakelants, Petilli, Martinez injured after crashing into ravine at Il Lombardia; Nacer Bouhanni apologises for Paris-Bourges altercation with Rudy Barbier; Cameron Meyer’s road (and track) to the Commonwealth Games; Kathrin Hammes completes 2018 Drops Cycling roster; Number of pedestrians fatally or seriously injured by cyclists has doubled since 2006; Stray oBikes being crushed by City of Melbourne; Danny MacAskill to feature in BBC documentary on the human body.
Research out of the UK suggests that the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured by cyclists in that country doubled between 2006 and 2016.
Back in 2006, 50 pedestrians were killed or suffered serious injury after being hit by cyclists, and that number has risen in the yeas since. By 2016, that number had grown to beyond 110.
The UK government recently announced a review into the laws that govern cyclists. It follows a campaign from one Matt Briggs, whose wife Kim was hit and killed by a cyclist last year.
“These figures reinforce the need for comprehensive and coherent laws relating to cyclists in line with other road users,” Briggs said. “At the moment, there is simply no effective, relevant legal remedy for anyone killed or seriously injured as a result of criminal wrongdoing by a cyclist. This represents a huge gap in UK law.”
Follow the link to read more at The Telegraph.