But the Judiciary behaves as if it is !
Point a GUN at a citizen ANYWHERE and SWAT Teams are called out , Every Law Enforcement on the Radio Network , leaves their Meals , Desks or other Policing matters to show up at the scene !
Drive a vehicle over a Cyclist and you will be SYMPATHISED with , by L.E.O. , by standers , MEDIA , your neighbours and Family , because YOU are TRAUMATISED ! Too bad about the Cyclist ! Too bad about THEIR Family ! Lets think about the living , after all , it could happen to US/me ? Right ?
CYCLISTS are people , they HELP YOU ! They choose to ride , when the easy option is to jump in that Vehicle , that they ALSO own , to do that neighbourhood chore ! Forgotten the milk , hop on the bike !
Too many in vehicles are SINGLE occupant on their way , to a nearby destination . Was it laziness that decided the use of the vehicle ? TOO hard to put on a Helmet , get the bike out on the road ? How convenient is the vehicle parked at the front door ? Does it need to be a situation , where if you make the choice of a vehicle rather than the bike , that you will lose the parking space ? That may apply in larger Cities , but in the Burbs ?
Just as Cyclists do not consciously think about the CARBON Footprint , nor does the vehicle user . Those that are thinking about the Planet , are fewer than people realise . Certainly there is a growing conscientiousness of the need to conserve the Planet's resources , BUT , " i'll just nip down the road " , doesn't enter that discussion ?
TIME THAT CYCLISTS WERE RECOGNISED AS HUMAN BEINGS !
They are part of YOUR Neighbourhood , Family AND Social Network .
Above is the photo of a family that was happily enjoying life in Brisbane , Australia , until the mother was out Cycling one day !
Here follows the photo , of a Cyclist ( www.amygillett.org.au ) that was out training with her colleagues , 8 years back !
Here is a photo of a Guy , Joshua Alper ,http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/11/in-memoriam-josh-alper.html ) that the local LEO , thought was not worth writing a Citation against the driver , when struck and killed !
Countless cases of the Judiciary , throughout the world , demonstrate that they do not do the work for which they receive Salary ! Some are " Elected Officials " , others Salaried Employees ! ALL with an " attitude problem " that needs ajustment ? Wonder how they deal with the LOSS of THEIR Family OR Friends ?
This article deals with some of the News Items that i have seen elsewhere during the past months :
Each Cyclist has contributed to THEIR Community , in their OWN way ! As you operate that Vehicle , are you 100% attentive to the task at hand ? So many think that they are ! They are busy texting , tweeting , smoking , eating , speaking and DREAMING , that they so many times say " SMIDSY "! Yes , there are some that " the sun was in my eyes " , " they came out of nowhere " , apologists , as well as " S orry M ate I D idn't S ee Y ou ( SMIDSY ) "!
Follow My example , make YOUR Legislature AWARE ! Here are a few people that i think COULD MAKE A Difference , IF they choose :
@TonyAbbottMHR @gaudryt @inrng @jaimiefuller @BrianCooksonUCI @UCI_cycling Makes 1 1/2M MATTER NOW! pic.twitter.com/GRtYWHr2xC
When i saw this article i responded :
It reminded me of this article :
AS we celebrate Remembrance Sunday , in OUR own way , is it not time to remember FALLEN CYCLISTS ? They set out to enjoy their day , yet their family are left bereft ! Wonder when there will be a DAY , to mark " The Unnecessary Passing of ALL Cyclists "?
As i finish this post , i find that an injured Sydney Cyclist , has reportedly died of the injuries that left him in a Coma . He had been riding with a Local Group near Kurnell , a suburb , South of Sydney 's Botany Bay and Airport . No vehicle involved , BUT , will the local authorities have to answer to the Coroner for the state of the Cycle Path being used ?
Is it not TIME , to have a dedicated Sunday , to remember THOSE Cyclists lost on the roads ? There are SO MANY other Events for a variety of reasons , BUT , Cyclists come from ALL walks of life and their LOSS impacts on the WHOLE Community ?
Here is the link to show ONE Family , they are in OUR thoughts :
Acc Name.... A Night For Michelle Fundraiser. Commonwealth Bank. BSB 064 172...a/c: 1068 2330.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE !
This is the result of the " Summer Time Hour being changed "! Some people would have for gotten that the clocks going back an hour meant that it was darker the next working Monday ?
Lots of laughs in the comments :
" Maybe a good solution is for the police to team up with a bike shop and then do a 'stop and fit or get a fine' initiative.
The police would get to enforce the law in a way that's friendly and helpful, cyclists get lit up properly and it would also save money on handing out then rescinding fines. A local bike shop would do a decent trade as well.
If any cyclists refused to fit lights, then fine them for being a dickhead."" I wonder whether the Police officer concerned and custody Sergeant that didn't query the offence oughtn't to be charged with wasting police time. At the very least they ought to be docked the wages for the time spent on this.
" The main thing people are missing with this is the fact he is in Blackpool and was being nicked for not having any illumination.
Ah, feck it, pearls before swine..." Quite, I couldn't agree more.
And while we are at it, we should reintroduce the Birch for pavement parking and hanging for drunk driving, speeding, driving while using a handheld mobile phone, driving a car through a red traffic light etc etc." CPS - Can't Prosecute S***e! Great post, well considered and thank goodness there are people like you out there!