Green party candidates and others are up in arms about what they see as the murder of Cyclists on London Roads.
There has. as we all know, been a tremendous upsurge in cycling and cycling shops. This summer the roads will be thick with bicycles. These cyclists are throwing themselves onto some of the most congested spaces in the world. They leap onto a vehicle which offers thorn no protection except a padded plastic hat
Should a motorist fail to observe a granny wobbling to avoid a pothole or a rain drain, then he is guilty of falling to anticipate that this was somebody on her maiden voyage into the abyss. The fact is he lust didn't see her and however cautious, caring or alert he is the influx of beginner cyclists Is going to lead to an overall increase in accidents involving cyclists.
The rest of us occupying this roadspace have had to undergo extensive training We are sitting inside a protected space with impact bars and air bags and paying extortionate amounts of taxes on our vehicle purchase, parking, servicing, insurance and road tax
It is time for us to say to cyclists 'You want to Join our gang, got trained and pay up'
John Griffin Chairman
(of addison lee)