In balance to this argument, cyclists constantly run red lights. The very reason Boris Johnson’s almost identical bid failed. If cyclists obeys the Highway Code and motorised vehicle drivers have them the same respect as any other vehicle there wouldn’t be a problem.
Cyclists should be given full priority over drivers say MPs who could force motorists to give way before EVERY turn in a shake-up of road rules
A parliamentary report has suggested that cyclists should be given priority over drivers who could be forced to give way before every turn in a shake-up of road rules. Among 14 recommendations from the all-party parliamentary cycling group (APPCG), it was proposed that the Highway Code should be revised and that the driving test should be changed to help improve driver behaviour towards cyclists.
The report refers to the Turning the Corner campaign, led by British Cycling, which recommends a ‘universal’ duty to give way to cyclists and pedestrians when turning. A parliamentary report has suggested that cyclists should be given full priority over drivers who could be forced to give way before every turn in a shake-up of road rules
(Stock image) The committee, headed by MPs Ruth Cadbury and Alex Chalk, said: ‘The justice system is failing to protect cyclists, both by allowing dangerous and inconsiderate driving to go unchecked, and by letting down the victims of road crashes. ’Cyclists are too often the victims, but in a few cases they are also the perpetrators of road crime. ’Stronger legal grounding for a hierarchy of road users, in which children, pedestrians and people with disabilities take the highest priority, followed by cyclists, and finally drivers of vehicles, would help make the roads safer for everyone. In this report, the APPCG sets out fourteen recommendations for how the justice system can be improved. Among 14 recommendations from the all-party parliamentary cycling group (APPCG), it was also proposed that the Highway Code should be revised (Stock image) ’We believe that hundreds of thousands of crimes – committed by a small minority of road users – are going unrecorded by the police each year, resulting in a feeling of lawlessness and aggression that is deterring many people from cycling. ’Of our recommendations, one stands out as a priority: there has been a collapse in the number of drivers disqualified from driving. The licence to drive is a privilege, not a right.