Rub­bish driv­ers

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

ISO agree with Robert Paw­son (Letters, De­cem­ber 7). I don’t re­call see­ing many cy­clists us­ing a mo­bile phone, ap­ply­ing lip­stick, brush­ing their hair, hold­ing a burger with both hands or ne­go­ti­at­ing traf­fic with a fid­gety dog on their lap, to name but a few causes of mo­torists be­ing a dan­ger on the road.

As a cy­clist, I fol­low the ‘mir­ror, sig­nal, ma­noeu­vre’ rou­tine as a mat­ter of course, to which I add quite a few safety ob­ser­va­tions that are not in the High­way Code, such as ‘watch for the car that will pull out with­out look­ing’. Yes, there are bad cy­clists, but, in my ex­pe­ri­ence, there are far more bad mo­torists.

Pro­vid­ing con­sis­tent cy­cle routes should be a na­tional pri­or­ity, but, in the mean­time, we all have to share the road with cour­tesy and safety. Linda Bos, by email

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