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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 26 Feb 2015
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Footpath cycling bid spurs rego call

BY ANTHONY TEMPLETON
ADVERTISER

A leading personal injury lawyer says registrations for cyclists should be introduced if they are allowed to ride on CBD footpaths.

Duncan Basheer Hannon 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.

 Click below for the full article in the The City Messenger.

The City Messenger – 25 February 2015 – p. 9