Cyclists should display visible ID on the road as they create an ‘unnecessary obstruction’

Lincolnshire: Cyclist clashes with motorist over Highway Code

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Cyclists should also “drop into single file” when a vehicle is directly behind them in a bid to boost road safety. The new driving rules have been proposed by motoring lawyer Nick Freeman who warned cyclists were putting drivers at risk.

He said: “In my view, a change in law is long overdue.

“Cyclists should be identifiable by registered tabard.

“They should wear high vis jackets and helmets.

“Those riding in pairs or more should be compelled to drop into single file as soon as there is a vehicle behind them to enable safe overtaking.

“It is unreasonable to expect motorists in a 60mph limit [to] dawdle at 20mph behind a group of cyclists.

It is unrealistic to expect motorists – who make a huge financial contribution to our roads – to remain at the behest such unsafe practices.

“It is not a fair and proportionate use of the road.

“Cyclists who don’t ride in single file create an unnecessary obstruction which no doubt contributes massively to their own vulnerability.”

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Mr Freeman has started a Parliament Petition calling for cyclists and e-scooter riders to have visible ID at all times.

The poll also calls for the introduction of a new licencing and penalty point system to be put into place for cyclists.

The petition has so far recorded more than 9,000 signatures.

Just 10,000 are needed for an official Government response with the petition set to end within days.

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