It’s a two-way street!
Drivers complain to Guelph Police about the actions of bicyclists. They, in turn, complain to police about drivers.
Officers looked into things, and their collision analysis has shown that there are two major causes of bicycle related mishaps.
Firstly there are drivers turning and cutting of bikes. Police say its up to the driver of the vehicle to be aware of the presence of the bike, and not turn unless it is safe to do so.
The other major cause of collisions is cyclists incorrectly using a crosswalk at an intersection.
You must dismount your bike and walk across the intersection. You can’t ride across.
Police also point out that the person on the bike is almost always injured.
Case in point: in Kitchener, just this morning, a 25 year old woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, after a car-bike collision.
Waterloo Regional Police haven’t determined who was at fault, although there was damage to the front end of the car, as well as the windshield and the front end of the roof.