MOTOR CYCLING ON THE PENINSULA.
TO THE EDITOP
Sir,—ln reference to your editorial "that no serious acjident has happened through the selfish motor cyclist, is a matter for congratulation to the Peninsula residents," as a matter of fact accidents do occur that are not. repo-ted. Just tbe other day a Chorlton" resident, with a pair of horses and a buggy, was m-t along the whaif road by a man of the "hog" description on a motorcycle. The driver of the horses stood up and held up his band ; tha motorist either saw not or heeded not, but came on.' The horse on the cliff side, in its fright, did it; best t"> pull the other horse over the bank, and a little more would have capsized the whole thing into tbe Fe*.' Had the cyclist tbe least knowledge of country manners hi would have kept his noisy machine away from such a narrow and dangerous road, or at least would have stopped his machine when the driver shouted and held up his hand.
Another more serious m'sbap occurred on tbe Okain's Bay road on the following Sun day. Two motor cyoles came speeding along passing a trap load of people. The horae took fright at the second cycle, and a mother and baby were thrown out of the tr«p, The driver' pluckily held m to the reins until the terrified horse dragged him out of the trap, and horse and trap capsized, The motorist had the presence of mirid and the courtesy to hold the horse down, and so saved a very serious accidont.
The question tbat is naturally asked is: Are these motor cyclists allowed to use the Peninsula roads for racing without the restrictions that are put on motorcars, thereby risking the lives of all the people who drive horses ? It seems advisable before a very bad accident occurs to enforce tbe strictest by laws on motor cyclists.—l am, etc ,
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MOTOR CYCLING ON THE PENINSULA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914
MOTOR CYCLING ON THE PENINSULA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914
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