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Cycling

Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 7:01 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire 7:01 pm, 2nd September 2013

I am sure that, like me, my hon. Friend is delighted to see the Government Chief Whip in his place. He must be the grandfather of parliamentary cycling. On enforcement, does she agree that although motorists should absolutely do the right thing and obey the rules, it is also incumbent on cyclists to obey rules, and that a small minority of cyclists give most cyclists a bad name on occasion by not obeying The Highway Code?

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 4 Sep 2013 12:09 am (Report this annotation)

A cyclist not obeying the rules is an annoyance, a motorist not obeying the rules is lethal. Rules of the road were invented because motorists kept killing each other and vulnerable road users, the only reason for enforcing road rules on cyclists is to prevent injury to pedestrians, yet one would think that motorists were in mortal danger from the activities of cyclists.