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