Bikers and drivers - pull yourselves together

20:49, Feb 01 2012

Cyclists and their relationships with motorists are very much in the news this week. As with motorists, I always find pedallers are better behaved when the police are on hand to see them.

Even when they're available, cycle lanes are often ignored and while cars cannot stray from their allotted lanes, cyclists do so with impunity, often with disastrous results.

A two-metre rule for drivers clearing cyclists is sensible and it would be better if the same could be applied to pedallers passing parked or slow-moving cars.

New laws that might help:

The bonding, rather than factionalising, of cyclists and motorists in terms of enforcement policy would help remove the obvious antagonism that occurs.

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