Cy­cle-trained driv­ers to get in­sur­ance cuts?

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One-off train­ing is mean­ing­less. Af­ter all, they all passed their driv­ing test and it hasn’t done many of them any good. Robert Mas­simo Baldi

A bit dis­crim­i­na­tory against those who for some rea­son, such as dis­abil­ity, can­not ride a bi­cy­cle. Na­dia Lewis

I think the ini­tia­tive partly comes from the sta­tis­ti­cal find­ings that sug­gest cy­clists make safer driv­ers. And in­sur­ance is based en­tirely around statis­tics. Noth­ing dis­crim­i­na­tory about it, no one has to do it, and the vast ma­jor­ity won’t — how many do ad­vanced driver train­ing? Paul Her­ron Great idea — most peo­ple who drive cars are not reg­u­lar cy­clists, so at least some idea of the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of other road users is a step in the right di­rec­tion. Ju­lian How­ell

It’s not too dis­sim­i­lar to Trans­port for Lon­don’s scheme of ask­ing cy­clists to sit in the cab of a lorry to see the blind spots. Never mind the fact that lor­ries needn’t have blind spots. But if it saves a cy­clist's life, then it’s worth it. Jerry Saun­ders

Things are slowly start­ing to move in the right di­rec­tion. I hope this comes to pass. One step closer to the law of pre­sumed li­a­bil­ity. Dun­can Pringle

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