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End this 'slaughter' of cyclists by construction lorries, says Murray


As much as I agree that cycling needs to be safer on the capital's streets, we simply cannot lay blame in it's entirety onto the construction vehicles and other traffic. Cyclists themselves need better education on how to use the streets especially in regards to dealing with HGV's and how to pass them etc. I've seen countless times when a cyclist will take a huge risk with their life by passing an HGV on the left, close to junctions without paying any attention on what that vehicle is about to do. Other examples of careless behaviour such as, cyclists jumping red lights, filtering dangerously through traffic, listening to music through headphones whilst cycling, riding up onto pavements when they cannot filter, blatantly ignoring pedestrian crossing points etc etc are all too common occurrences on a daily basis in every part of the city. Tighter rules and regulations and sanctions need to be enforced on cyclists who take such disregard to theirs and others lives. As a road user with both car and bicycle I am all too familiar with both sides of the story, and they both need actions to change the situation!

Posted date

16 April, 2015

Posted time

3:21 pm