Rider also had carrier bag dangling from handelbars A motorist in Sydney has spoken of her shock at seeing a cyclist in rush-hour traffic with a small child clinging to his neck.
The driver, who did not wish to disclose her name, sent a photograph of the pair taken at 6pm on Tuesday morning to Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph (link is external) .
A link to the newspaper’s article showing the picture, in which a shopping bag can also be seen dangling from the handlebars of the bike, was posted to Twitter by UK-based advanced driving instructor Peter Owen.
The woman who took the picture told the newspaper: “The child looked to be about four years old.
“All I could think was imagine if they hit a bump and how long can he hold on like that for, he was tiny!”
She added that law-breaking motorists in the area were also a concern.“It’s so dangerous, especially in that part of the city and during peak hour when cars around me are running red lights.”A spokesman for New South Wales police said: “It is obviously disappointing and dangerous when bicycle riders are non-compliant with helmet matters.“It is more alarming when a child’s safety […]