BAG concerned on fines proposal for pedestrians who do not observe regulations
The Bicycle Advocacy Group (BAG) expressed its concern by comments of Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera who said that fines should be introduced against pedestrians because, like drivers, they have their obligations and should not suddenly cross at roads.
BAG said it is also concerned that the Malta Road Safety Council chairperson, Pierre Vella, supported the suggestion.
It added that these comments seem to incriminate the 10-year old boy who died in Pembroke three years ago.
BAG stated that MRSC should push for more roads safety, with accessible pavements and lanes for bicycles.
It said that on various occasions the group drew the attention of authorities on the state of roads and pavements, which are dangerous to both cyclists and pedestrians. It mentioned the Żebbuġ roundabout and Triq tal-Balal, while it published photos of damaged pavements and roads.
The group stated that, while it agrees that everyone is responsible on roads, incriminating pedestrians when roads are not safe is reducing the responsibility of irresponsible drivers.