Klosters Guide to Bike Safety - Infographic from Australia

Klosters Guide to Bike Safety - Infographic from Australia

Our friends at Klosters, one of Australia's leading car dealership recently shared their new bike safety initiative to raise awareness about the cause. Their infographic gives a low down on the increase in road traffic crashes and the particular risk of the roads faced by bike riders. Check it out here.


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Take one of our magnificent cars, strip it down to the bare chassis and take off two wheels. How confident would you be of driving it on the road?

At Klosters, we’re passionate about driving on four wheels but we understand that nowadays there are plenty of people who love riding on two just as much.

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Bicycle sales have beaten car sales 13 years in a row, when comparing statistics from the Cycling Promotion Fund and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. There is no doubt Australians have adopted the bicycle as a common mode of transport over the years but our safety standards have not followed suit.

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Transport related deaths involving cyclists have risen 42%, according to the latest report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This bucks the trend for any other common mode of transport, which all had decreased number of deaths.
 

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So, who’s at fault? Police records indicate four in five crashes involving a car and a bicycle are the motorists fault, according to a study by the Adelaide University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research.

If you’ve travelled a bit overseas, you’d know that we haven’t fully adopted the bicycle lanes commonly seen in Europe. Bicycles are recognised as vehicles and have the same rights as motorists in every state and territory of Australia and that means sharing the bitumen safely.

This means a motorist should not overtake a cyclist between two lanes and should definitely not tailgate or rage at a cyclist who is riding slower than the surrounding traffic. Have sympathy for all those brave cyclists attempting a steep hill! 

So, who’s at fault? Police records indicate four in five crashes involving a car and a bicycle are the motorists fault, according to a study by the Adelaide University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research.

If you’ve travelled a bit overseas, you’d know that we haven’t fully adopted the bicycle lanes commonly seen in Europe. Bicycles are recognised as vehicles and have the same rights as motorists in every state and territory of Australia and that means sharing the bitumen safely.

This means a motorist should not overtake a cyclist between two lanes and should definitely not tailgate or rage at a cyclist who is riding slower than the surrounding traffic. Have sympathy for all those brave cyclists attempting a steep hill!

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We are aiming to improve the awareness of sharing the roads with cyclists and since most of the time accidents have been deemed the motorists fault, it is down to us to improve our driving. Below are a few tips on how to protect and be more aware of cyclists on the road.


Read more safety tips and view the full infographic from Klosters here.

 

 

 

 

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Download the Klosters Infographic here

Links

View the bike safety Infographic from Klosters
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