Cycling: Licences and Insurance - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Winston Lord Winston Labour 2:52 pm, 18th March 2019

I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. Of course, most cyclists are conscientious and law-abiding but an increasing number are extremely aggressive and ignore, for example, the fact that some streets are one way, pedestrian crossings and red lights at traffic lights, and from time to time they collide with pedestrians. In view of the fact that the Government obviously wish to encourage cycling—and I agree with that—does the noble Baroness not think that they should consider their obligation to improve public safety and therefore implement these or similar measures?