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Motorists pay for city cyclists' safety

SPECIAL "cyclist only" traffic lights, 30km/h CBD speed limits and exterior airbags on cars are among the latest recommendations to protect Sydney bike riders.Under a proposal from the powerful State Government StaySafe committee, cyclists would have their own green traffic signals to get a head start over vehicles - similar to lights currently in use for government buses.Other plans to protect cyclists include putting airbags on the outside of cars to reduce the severity of collisions with cyclists and infrared "night vision", currently only available on BMWs, to see riders in the dark.

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