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Title: Bicycle Law Enforcement
Description: When compared with motorists' behavior, cyclists' law compliance is low, particularly so for basic laws including helmet offences, failing to use lights at night and a number of offences at intersections. Enforcement data indicates that, in road safety terms, the balance between cyclist law enforcement and motorist is inequitable. Low levels of bicycle related enforcement are attributable to the listing of priorities by police. Given a connection between poor cyclist behavior and trauma, there is potential for effective bicycle law enforcement to reduce the incidence and costs of bicycle related casualties. The education of police, on the real extent, nature and costs of cyclist trauma, is a vital step towards improving levels of bicycle law enforcement. There is scope to review procedures, particularly in methods of enforcement and in the court system.
Authors: Wilson, Ted
Book Title: Pro Bike Pro Walk Resource Book
Publisher: National Center for Bicycling and Walking, Washington DC
Publication Year: 1998
Length: 4 pages