Viral video of car clipping cyclist sparks calls for dangerous driving crackdown
A viral video of a car clipping a cyclist in Newcastle, triggering a mass cyclist pile up, has sparked renewed calls for a crackdown on dangerous driving.
The Australian Cycle Alliance is calling for third party insurance to be indexed, so bad drivers are penalised with higher fees.
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Australian Cycle Alliance President, Edward Hoare, said a problematic driving culture is developing, and it’s harming both cyclists and motorists.
“We are developing a culture that is worse than the rest of the world. We are developing a culture that accepts bad driving and allows people to get away with it,” he told Neil Mitchell.
Mr Hoare said indexing insurance fees would go a long way towards curbing bad driving.
“I want it to be indexed … based on the driver and how the driver does drive,” he said.
“”If you start … drawing the lines saying ‘This is no longer acceptable’, people will change.”
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