Following the fatal road traffic collision with a tandem bicycle, police officers are questioning a 38-year-old man on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.
"The Citroen had landed in my neighbour's garden, facing the wrong way round, and another neighbour said she had seen it fly through the air.
"Bits of the bike were up the road, with the saddle in one garden and the handlebars in another."
"We were told by neighbours that before hitting the cyclists the Citroen had hit a number of cars before flying into the air.
The above lines, copied from local press, relate to the tragic death of two cyclists who were thrown from their bike as they cycled along Lower Hanham Road at about 4pm on Sunday.
Can anyone tell me how many cyclists have caused the death by dangerous cycling to any car, lorry or coach driver?
I can think of may incidents of cyclists being killed by motor vehicle drivers. Many cyclists are injured also. Regularly.
Yet these conditions continue to be tolerated AND in Bristol - laughingly hailed as: BRITAIN'S FIRST CYCLING CITY !! Ha!
If this car driver is found to of been speeding and responsible for these two people's death then surely it is nothing less than double manslaughter? How can it not be?
Is it not about time stronger legislation is brought into place to prosecute this selfish and irresponsible behaviour?
A great deal more has to be done by the authorities that place themselves in power and claim to be looking out for the good and well being of our society.
But I sure as hell ain't gonna hold my breath. So as per usual it is down to us.
With this in mind it's time to get active in order to protect vulnerable road users everywhere.
I suggest we start with a Critical Mass. They've seemed to of died out in Bristol so it appears high time we remind motor vehicle users and the planners that cyclists are traffic too and therefore require consideration and greater protection from the law.
Anyone else feel the same? If so what date and time?