AS MANY drivers of motor vehicles can attest, cyclists can be their own worst enemy.
Some adopt a superior attitude on the road, and appear to think they do not have to conform to the same rules and regulations as other road users. They then complain if they think their supposed rights have been breached.
This is why it is welcome to hear the Queensland Police Service’s plan to educate cyclists on how they are obliged to obey the rules of the road, just as drivers of motor vehicles do.
New statistics show that hundreds of cyclists using the state’s roads have been caught for speeding or other offences. The Courier-Mail has obtained details of 230 cyclists fined for speeding during the past two years.
During the same period, a frightening 541 riders were caught running red lights – exposing themselves and others to potentially deadly consequences.
As the police say, these reminders are issued to save cyclists from what could be horrific injuries or death.
The rules of the road are there for a reason and apply to all.