Highway Code Fiasco !

7 06 2007

I know we are an MTB Club but even we have to use the road to link a ride, not to mention work commutes and all those sneaky training rides !! I have heard that the proposed new Highway Code says cyclists should “use cycle facilities where possible”. If approved, cyclists will effectively lose the right to ride on the road where there are alternative routes or adjacent facilities. This is also likely to result in more abuse and intimidation from drivers.

Also, if a cyclist is knocked down and injured, the motorist’s insurers will be able to argue that the rider contributed to the accident by not using the cycle facility.

We think that this is wrong. Unless there is an unprecedented amount of adverse publicity to persuade the government to re-write this version of the Highway Code, this will become law.

If you agree with this, join in registering your name on the petition here and persuade others to do the same.

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