Following the rules

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I ONLY have one question, WHEN are the police going to do something about cyclists who don’t seem to be able to follow simple rules?

Only the other day, I saw a police car drive past three grown men (young kids – fair enough) cycling on the pavement!

According to my husband, who actually asked a policewoman how they would be able to implement the £30 fine, the answer is unknown.

I, myself, have been knocked over by a cyclist whilst stepping out of a shop onto the pavement. Luckily, it was only my pride that was hurt and I am not elderly, but imagine if that had been an older person who was knocked down and ended up in hospital.

Would the cyclist care then? I doubt it!

Oh, but it will be a different story when the person on the bike gets injured and ends up in hospital – it will be all “think bike” and “my poor (fill in name) is a good boy, he wouldn’t have done anything wrong” because, let’s face it, in this day and age it’s always someone else’s fault.

It’s pretty simple really.

Cyclists should cycle on the road.

Cyclists should be aware that red traffic lights DO apply to them. Cyclists should have their lights on after dark. I ask again. WHEN are the police going to do something about it?

Mrs G. Rogers

Sompting Avenue