Cyclists driven out of sport
By EVA BRADLEY - Sunday Star Times | Sunday, 15 July 2007

One of three cyclists nearly killed when a drunk driver crashed into them last week is considering giving up the sport because New Zealand drivers are too dangerous.

Jo Robson has been a competitive cyclist for 18 years and was enjoying a Sunday morning training ride near Hastings with friends Ray and Shona Brown, when they were hit from behind by an 18-year-old driver - allegedly still drunk from the night before.

All three were hospitalised with serious injuries and Ray Brown, Hawke's Bay's fire chief and a firm road safety advocate, spent most of last week in an induced coma.

Although all three are expected to make a full recovery, the accident has raised their concerns about cycle safety in New Zealand and "appalling" driver attitudes.

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