http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/cyclists-face-increased-injury-risk-20100925-15ro3.html We get hammered by the police and TAC etc but cyclists just push for better conditions. WTF. We pay registration and a bloody levy. When the figure for all serious injuries to cyclists, including crashes where police were not called, was taken into account, cyclists have 34 times the risk of car users of being injured Cyclists were also 4½ times more likely than a car occupant to die in an accident, the research showed. Dr Garrard said police figures showed the proportion of car occupants seriously injured on the road had dropped by 5 per cent during the same period, while the cyclist proportion of serious injuries rose by 3.5 per cent. Dr Garrard said governments had concentrated on laws to improve driver safety but not cyclist safety. She accused them of a ''cycling blind spot''. She conceded that bicycle lanes were unaffordable on every main road but said other safety measures could include dropping the speed limit to 30 km/h on suburban roads, improving driver attitudes, giving cyclists traffic light priority to proceed before lights turn green, and teaching bicycle skills to adults and pupils.