Cyclists should obey the rules of the road too
When one learns to drive the rule is that car drivers who are passing cyclists should leave six feet clear to allow for the cycle to 'wobble'.
Why are cyclists not expected to leave a similar clearance between them and the cars/lorries they pass when weaving through heavy traffic?
I have no sympathy with any cyclist injured while weaving through traffic, often changing lanes without looking at what is behind them and without any signal of their intentions.
I have no sympathy for any cyclist riding through red traffic lights if he/she gets clobbered by a car crossing on the green light.
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One got away with it at Morrison's, London Road this morning at 9.05am, crossing the junction between the lanes travelling out in an easterly direction.
I do however have sympathy for drivers who are blamed for the resulting collisions, and for the pedestrians who are frightened because cyclists ride on footpaths "because the roads are dangerous".
If cyclists obeyed the rules of the road, including allowing the six foot 'wobble' clearance, the roads would be a lot safer for them and others.
JOHN PATRICK Fairfield Park Bath