Shifting the blame


How can Hong Kong promote safe cycling?

In his letter (Talkback, October 17) David Newbery states that the government was warned a year in advance of the potential hazards of allowing a large number of cyclists to race in a country park using both sides of a narrow road while not segregating the cyclists from normal traffic.

It appears therefore that the organisers and participants were fully aware of the potential danger to racers and other road users but decided to go ahead. They must accept responsibility for their actions and should not blame the government for the misfortune that befell one of them.

Colin Campbell, Mid-Levels

Colin, are you seriously saying that the death of a racing cyclist due to an illegal overtaking manouevre by a minibus was the fault of the *race* *organisers*?

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