Why filtering in traffic is perfectly fine
Reading the letter from Dave Bardsley about cyclists and motorcyclists (Your Views, 9 May) left me face-palming at his ignorance of the law regarding motorcycles filtering through traffic and his general moaning attitude.
I ride motorcycles most days and I, like many others on two wheels, are conscious of others in cars, vans and trucks and ride politely. It’s also worth noting it’s very rare these days for people to show anything other than consideration towards those of us legally filtering to the front of queues. Why wouldn’t they? It doesn’t cause them any distress and it helps traffic to flow.
There are selfish motorcyclists and cyclists, but we generally aren’t the ones veering all over the road while sending texts like some car drivers. Perhaps Mr Bardsley should have a read of the Highway Code; specifically Rule 88 of Rules for Motorcyclists, which explains advice for legal filtering. Or even better, get himself a motorcycle licence and soak up the kind of traffic-busting joy we all enjoy. Andy Downes Via email