TORQUE, HORSEPOWER, DIMENSIONS, PRIVILEGE, STATUS, WEIGHT, GENDER OR SOME COMBINATION THEREOF?

Road safety expert Soufiane Boufous proposes that drivers be assumed to be at fault in accidents involving bicycles:

Under current laws, if a car collides with a bicycle or a pedestrian on Australian roads, they must make a case against the motorist to claim on the motorist’s insurance. If the insurance company contests the claim, the injured cyclist or pedestrian has to take the case to a civil court. 

Surely the burden of proof should shift onto the more powerful road user, especially given that the research suggests they are more likely to be the one at fault.

Straight, white, male truck drivers are screwed.

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