Comment 106552

By Invisible (anonymous) | Posted December 03, 2014 at 14:50:00

Not convinced that paint will solve this problem. It all stems from the fact that drivers are used to interacting (looking out for, avoiding) with other box-shaped objects traveling at speed. A person on a bicycle, or even a motorcycle, often doesn't register as something that can be hit. This is the reason why bikers ride with headlights at all times and loud pipes, hoping that just one of these atypical cues is noticed by the driver about to pull out in front of them.

Training only reaches young drivers since there is, tragically, no retraining or retesting for drivers. Even among the trained, driving among cars and not much else, as is the case in places like Hamilton, reconditions drivers to only look out for box-shaped objects on the road.

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