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news.com.au 22 Nov, 2021 07:00 am

Victorian inquest: Coroner urges changes after death of Melbourne cyclist and mum Arzu Karakoc

Victorian inquest: Coroner urges changes after death of Melbourne cyclist and mum Arzu Karakoc
Changes to traffic signals, a popular cycling route and heavy vehicle standards are among recommendations a coroner has made after a Melbourne mum was killed while cycling to see a friend.

Changes to traffic signals, a popular cycling route and heavy vehicle standards are among recommendations a coroner has made after a Melbourne mum was killed while cycling to see a friend.Other recommendations calling on the federal government to do more to tackle heavy vehicle standards were backed by the Bicycle Network.Among changes the coroner recommended included adopting vehicle standards to mandate side underrun protection among commercial heavy vehicles, standards for blind spot technology and retro-fitting indirect vision devices.A coroner has called for major changes after a Melbourne mum was killed while cycling to see a friend.

” She said the driver’s consistent position was that he was not on the phone, was reluctant to acknowledge Ms Karakoc’s death and gave evidence there was no-one at the intersection.“Ms Karakoc’s death had an enormous impact on her husband and children”.

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