Thursday, June 4, 2015
‘Change the law so car-drivers are automatically blamed for cycling accidents – unless they can prove otherwise’
But apart from fantastic infrastructure, the Dutch have another, subtler, means of ensuring cyclists’ safety; the ‘strict liability’ law, which protects vulnerable road users from those in more powerful vehicles. Under the law, liability for crashes or accidents automatically lies with the more powerful road user, unless it can be proven beyond doubt that the vulnerable road user was at fault. Read more.