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TAXI HITS CYCLIST AFTER REFUSING TO GIVE WAY AT ZEBRA CROSSING

A video emerged online showing an errant taxi driver hitting a cyclist at a zebra crossing after failing to give way to the cyclist.

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The incident happened along Old Airport Road on 24 February at about 9.21pm, at a pedestrian zebra crossing.

The cyclist was seen in the video trying to cross the zebra pedestrian crossing, just as the taxi was approaching.

Under the traffic rules, the cyclist had the right of way to cross the crossing and the taxi was supposed to give way.

However, the taxi failed to stop and hit the cyclist, causing the man to almost fall off his bike, and the taxi then drove away.

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Potential penalties

Failing to give way at pedestrian crossing

The penalty for failing to give way to pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing is a $200 fine and 6 demerit points.

Hit and run

It is a punishable offence to leave the scene of an accident, which is considered a hit-and-run – upon conviction, first-time offenders face a fine of up to $3,000 or a jail term of up to 12 months.

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