BY ANTHONY TEMPLETON
A leading personal injury lawyer says registrations for cyclists should be introduced if they are allowed to ride on CBD footpaths.
DBH Lawyers partner Patrick Boylen said pedestrians weren’t covered for their injuries if they were hit by a cyclist unless the cyclist had home and contents insurance. “I’m very worried that if we do allow cycling on footpaths, particularly in the CBD, then there could be some pretty serious consequences,” he said.
“If someone is bowled over by a cyclist and they fall the wrong way on the pavement they could have severe injuries. At the moment these people aren’t covered by any type of insurance scheme unless they have home and contents insurance.
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