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Cycling, Pedestrians, Road safety, All of UK

Dangerous drivers and cyclists deserve the same punishment

Paul Biggs: Tamworth, B77

The CTC’s Roger Geffen (ibid) and others are trying to avoid the original points under discussion concerning cyclists and road safety. Equity and justice in law aren’t ‘numbers games’ – they are about ensuring that being killed by a dangerous cyclist merits the same punishment as being killed by a dangerous driver. Currently this is not the case and needs to be changed.

Furthermore, it’s not okay for cyclists to ignore red lights just because ‘nothing...

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