Welcome to Safe Cycling Australia

 Any road cyclist will be able to tell you a story or two when it comes to close calls. We'd like to see cyclists with less stories to tell in the future rather than more, and we're working hard to make it happen. Safe Cycling Australia is all about us reclaiming our space on Australian roads and encouraging everyone to do the right thing so we can keep it.

Our aim since 2009 has been to enlist your support to lobby State and Federal governments for the introduction of a minimum safe passing distance to be enshrined in law. Thanks to our efforts and with the tireless work of countless others, we've done just that in Queensland. Five years after we popped into existance
 the Sunshine State is currently trialling a new 2 year Split Rule - 1 metre up to 60kph, and 1.5 metres over 60kph.

It is our sincere hope that with your support, we can all expect a very real chance of being heard by our political leaders and see national change for the better for future generations of safe, life loving cyclists on the roads we all pay for.

Cycling Brisbane 

We are a very proud partner of Cycling Brisbane, a healthier living initiative from the Brisbane City Council. 

 Cycling and H.D. cameras

    Video footage can and will now be used  by the Queensland Police as evidence for those who breach the Split Rule. As a result more and more cyclists are buying cameras to help enforce the very law they helped create. If you think you won't be caught doing the wrong thing, we'd urge you to either rethink your position or say "cheese".

 Video footage can and will now be used by the Queensland Police as evidence for those who breach the Split Rule. As a result more and more cyclists are buying cameras to help enforce the very law they helped create. If you think you won't be caught doing the wrong thing, we'd urge you to either rethink your position or say "cheese".

 What needs to be done.

We will continue to advocate for the Split Rule to be adopted nationally. This is the reason we came to be and as such we will never be satisfied with anything less.

We will keep encouraging you to report traffic incidents to the police, even if you're not hurt. Chances are that you may not be covered if you don't, and if it was deliberate then the driver may have done it to someone else. Forget the stories you've heard about the police not wanting to know, they're becoming as concerned as you are. We will also help to put you in touch with further assistance if you need it and if we can't, we'll know who can.

We all need to do what we can to tell the pollies what they must do for us to effect lasting change. Our governments base their decisions on numbers, graphs and charts. If we don't report incidents when they happen, we're short selling ourselves. Cycling incidents need to be recorded to help our governments gain a clearer understanding of the real issues and what we need. What we're saying is become a statistic. The bean counters use those graphs and charts and spreadsheets to allocate more funding and resources that can help save lives.

We'll continue to encourage you to:

-Tell your local MP about those things which put you at risk on our roads.  Get friendly with the police and don't approach them with a negative frame of mind. Their job is to keep us safe. 

-Buy a video camera - or two - and use it. The camera never lies and it beats your word against "theirs". They also help to capture those special moments that make cycling so enjoyable and addictive.

-Flick the SCA wave and acknowledge good driving. You have no idea how much you can brighten a motorists day by showing that you apreciate the space. We're changing attitudes one overtake at a time.

-Ride right. Red means stop, Green means go, and as much as helmets can be an annoyance for some, please wear them. The less the police have bto police us, the more time they can devote to policing everyone else.

#survive1point5 

It's our special little hashtag. Like it? It's not just a catchy phrase, it's our mantra here at SCA. If you tweet us or anyone with a cycling safety issue, use it to get our attention, or help us spread the word.

https://www.facebook.com/safecyclingaustralia.org

The latest from S.C.A.

Safe Cycling Australia and the

 Australian media's war

 on cyclists.

ABC1-Media Watch

 Episode 24, July 14 2014 

The SCA Rearviz Extravaganza. Giveaway. Thing. 

We are giving away one Rearviz each week for eight weeks. Normally valued at $46.99, but quite possibly yours just for 

*liking each weekly post on our Facebook page and 

*sharing it with your mates. 

Each weekly prize will come with a second Neoprene strap, a Bikepure wristband and a pair of SCA Thingies. The draw will be announced on Sunday evenings so that Monday is a bit less of a drag for one lucky supporter. Good luck and Rubber Side Down.

We started Safe Cycling Australia with nothing and we didn't much like it. With your continued contributions you help keep us in operation and happy about it. Unfortunately we need financial support to keep on keeping on, but we have committed to doing so without any Government funding whatsoever. We know that accepting tax payers money comes with the kinds of conditions which would prevent us from doing our job, and we believe in what we're doing too much to be stifled. If you can help us fight the good fight, please hit the pretty Orange button and donate what ever you can. We're doing this for you, not the Pollies.
 

Take the time to visit our road safety partners and support them as much as you support us. 

 "I thought of that while riding my bicycle."

-Einstein in reference to the Theory Of Relativity