Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Cyclist may continue to ignore other traffic
Dutch Transport Minister Camiel Eurlings decided today that cyclists may continue listening to music while cycling. According to Mr. Eurlings, the dangers to traffic safety are negligible and enforcing such a ban could only be achieved by deploying extensive police surveillance. Having seen on a daily basis how listening to music and talking on phones by cyclists is jeopardizing their own and others' safety, and still being in pain from my own cycling accident, I disagree with the Minister.