In 2011, I discovered that the Police were failing in their duty of care to cyclists when it came to policing bicycle safety. The Police weren’t keeping any meaningful records on bicycle accidents reported by the public on their Community Roadwatch site. Now that’s changed:
This small addition will make the world of difference to cyclists and their future safety; the Police can better manage what they now measure.
This is a small win for cyclists and I promise to keep an eye on the developing trends to ensure the Police are adequately enforcing road safety to protect vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians.
Pedal safely this year using the Roadwatch website to report poor driver behaviour. And don’t forget to explore some of the new great rides we’ve been rolling out of late as part of Nga Haerenga – the New Zealand Cycle Trail.