Ride roughshod over road rules
No doubt rich pickings await her firm through compensation claims. Will she also urge for changes in the Highway Code? These could include:
n Cyclists permitted to jump red lights; pedestrians, especially those with prams, must give way to those cycling on the pavement even if this means stepping onto a busy road.
n Pedestrians on pelican or zebra crossings must give way to cyclists.
n Abolish Regulation 69 of the Highway Code, which says that cyclists must obey all traffic signs and traffic lights.
n Dangerous cycling is punishable by a fine of £2,500, careless cycling £1,000 and cycling on pavement £500. She will want this clause removed.
When the lights go out, with the closure of coal-fired power plants, cyclists in appreciation will be linked up to generators and they can pedal away to their heart’s content and keep the lights on for a grateful nation.
Clark Cross, Linlithgow