Cyclists should have identification like number plates so they can be prosecuted, a police boss has said.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne said she thought bringing drivers and cyclists to book in an equal way might “make life easier for everybody”.Oh oh!
Tony Green, of the Brighton and Hove Cycling Campaign, said the idea was “totally unrealistic” for administrative and practical reasons.Almost as unrealistic as making all motorists declared to be ‘at fault’ in cyclist collisions, Tony? Or are you in favour of that one?
The 67-year-old, of Fiveways, in Brighton, added: “Cyclists are seen as the easy target. I don’t really know what it is, but maybe people think they are getting something for free.”
He added: “I agree there are cyclists who break the law but then ten or one hundred times as many motorists break the law.”Ah, the ‘But miss, they do it too, and so much worse than us!’ argument that never worked when I was at school…