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Viral video of car clipping cyclist sparks calls for dangerous driving crackdown

Neil Mitchell
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A viral video of a car clipping a cyclist in Newcastle, triggering a mass cyclist pile up, has sparked renewed calls for a crackdown on dangerous driving.

The Australian Cycle Alliance is calling for third party insurance to be indexed, so bad drivers are penalised with higher fees.

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Australian Cycle Alliance President, Edward Hoare, said a problematic driving culture is developing, and it’s harming both cyclists and motorists.

“We are developing a culture that is worse than the rest of the world. We are developing a culture that accepts bad driving and allows people to get away with it,” he told Neil Mitchell.

Mr Hoare said indexing insurance fees would go a long way towards curbing bad driving.

“I want it to be indexed … based on the driver and how the driver does drive,” he said.

“”If you start … drawing the lines saying ‘This is no longer acceptable’, people will change.”

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Neil Mitchell
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