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I do not understand why ­personal injury lawyer Brenda Mitchell (Letters, 7 June) thinks that creating a presumption of strict liability in favour of ­cyclists would create a culture of respect between all road users.

Many may see such a scheme as being yet another inroad by a pervasive compensation culture into Scottish society.

It is not in encouraging compensation claims that greater road safety can be achieved.

That will be down to greater care by cyclists and indeed drivers when they are on the roads.

Facilitating easier compensation for cyclists is irrelevant to that. Rather, we need to roll back Scotland’s predominant ­compensation culture and not facilitate it.

Angus Logan

Coates Gardens

Edinburgh