Police Seek Bike Registry Volunteers
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP could use your assistance in helping preventing bike theft in our community.
Mounties are recruiting volunteers to register bikes on the digital bicycle registration, reporting and recovery network 529 Garage.
Recruits will join the registration team at events around the city – mainly scheduled for a few hours each during evenings and weekends.
Volunteers will be responsible for recording important bike information and taking photos using a smart phone or other device (which will be provided).
“Training is minimal and not difficult,” says Cpl. Craig Douglass. “A basic police information check is required at not cost to the volunteer.”
Those interested are asked to call Cpl. Douglass at 250-561-3321 or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If bicycles use the same roads as cars and trucks they should be required to be licenced and have insurance as others. What happens when a bicycle rider is involved in an accident and is injured, crippled or killed. No insurance and the lawsuits in court…………
Just ask ICBC
Basic UMP covers you and members of your household:
when you own or lease a vehicle
when injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash as a driver, passenger, or as a pedestrian or cyclist
for claims of up to $1 million per insured person.
BTW – that’s only if it’s not your fault. If it’s your fault, your screwed whether you’re injured as a car driver or a cyclist.
Notice even pedestrians are covered. Want them licensed and insured too?
On the liability side, anyone who has a tenants policy or homeowner’s policy is covered for liability – so if I cut you off with my bike and you drive in the ditch, my house insurance pays.
It’s a very small segment of the cycling population who isn’t covered in some way – and that segment is usually quite poor, won’t buy it even if you require it, and ride on the sidewalk so unlikely to get hurt anyway.
And before you rant about cyclists not paying taxes for the roads, the majority of funding for municipal roads comes from municipal taxes, so if you rent, own a home in PG, even if you don’t own a car, you pay for the roads to be built and maintained so cyclists do contribute to the cost of roads. Fuel taxes go mostly for highways.
Still, I could go on and rant about the ice rinks, swimming pools, soccer fields, Symphony, all funded by city grants and I don’t use any of them. All I use is those pathetic bike lanes but still have to pay for everything else. Poor me.
Soooo if bicycle riders use the same roads as cars why do they not have to write an exam and go on a road test if not already having a drivers license?
Probably because you only need to be 3 years old to ride a bike. It’s not that hard. Mind you, after driving Hwy 5/16 on the weekend what’s the point of anyone having a license at all. Those double lines right before curves were painted for a reason. I didn’t see any bicycles passing into blind corners but lots of licensed drivers.
What is it with you guys and bicycles anyway. Just how often do they get in your way? I drive a vehicle, a motorcycle, a bicycle, and by far, the biggest a**holes out there are behind the wheels of vehicles. Those are the one’s that run through stop signs, pass when unsafe to do so, tailgate and kill people who have to stop for wildlife.
So they took some parking away from you and now you’re on life mission. Cyclists didn’t do it, city council did. I was never in favor of it.
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