The Hindu has published an editorial saying that the use of tricyclists in industrial parks and shopping malls could endanger people’s health.
“It is our opinion that the growing trend of adult tridicycles on public spaces in Australia is not only dangerous, but is also illegal and unsafe,” the article said.
“[The] use of adult bicycles on public property, particularly on public roads and in parks and malls, may cause injury to pedestrians, and in extreme cases even death.”
It is also the case that people can be hurt by other vehicles that are not tricycling, it said.
The newspaper also said that adult tricycles could cause accidents and damage.
It is a concern that the current wave of young adults to enter the workforce, and the growing number of adults using tricylics, is creating an environment where accidents are happening more frequently and more seriously,” the editorial said.”
For this reason, we strongly recommend that all adult cyclists be given an appropriate safety education and supervision.
“The article is in response to a new policy from the Australian Council of Trade Unions, which said the organisation should make safety recommendations for its members.
The article said the union was not advocating the use or sale of tricycle products but suggested that it was the duty of members to exercise caution when using tricycle equipment.
The union said that the issue was complex and would require a “thorough understanding of the potential risks of the use and ownership of triccycles”.”
The Australian Tricycle Industry Association (ATIA) is an independent trade body representing many of the nation’s manufacturers of adult-size tricycle bikes and tricycle accessories, and our members have the responsibility to make safety decisions based on the safety of their customers and their own personal safety,” the union said.
A spokesman for the union, David McInnes, said the group would be examining the editorial.”
The ATCA believes that adult-sized tricylles should be given a safety education in a safe environment and will be working with the Australian Tricycles Association (ATSA) to consider any recommendations that might be appropriate,” he said.
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