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Posted by none, Wed Jun 3 2015 at 10:40 am

RE: Something for cyclists in new Ontario road legislation
"On the other hand, the legislation increases the fine for cycling without adequate bicycle lights and reflective material from $20 to as much as $500. (Bicycles must have lights a half hour before sunset to a half hour after sunrise or at other times when there is reduced visibility.)"

disagree with this one - for what if someone is stuck in some place and they have no lights on them yet is taking the necessary precautions to be safe... (ie taking side streets to avoid major traffic).

After having ridden in so called third world countries on their highways late late at night, I like the idea of - do what you are comfortable with.  Its your life, yah can't help people from their own destructive ways... so, if someone wants to ride their bike (or walk for that matter) late at night on some roadway without lights, then so be it.   If they get hit, that's their own tragedy.    I don't need big brother mindlessly babysitting my ways...  that's costly for us all.

A duty of care is owed by those in 3000lbs of metal though, for they have enough power to kill. 
A cyclists with 25lbs of metal isn't much of a threat to society.   just a threat to themselves from time to time.
Hence, don't tax us, tax those that are the bigger threat on our roadways.

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