think the link has disappeared or it might just be that i'm not scottish
ABD I think quoting this "organisation" invalidates any attempt at reasonably balanced journalism - an organisation that doesn't publicly declare its membership but then claims to act on behalf of 33million people should be treated with the respect it deserves - as said above couldn't read the article but hope the CTC or local cycling group was asked to comment
ABD's submission on cycling for the 1998 highway code revision
6. Extra Rules for Cyclists
The Code must emphasise that it is at least as much the responsibility of vulnerable road users like cyclists to safeguard their lives and wellbeing as it is the responsibility of drivers.
6.1 Safety equipment and clothing
Being seen — New Rule. Being seen in good time by drivers of motor vehicles is an essential pre-requisite to not being hit by them. So add the following new Rule:
"Use lights whenever they would improve your visibility to other road users, for example on country roads where trees create heavy shade, on grey mornings, or if you have busy road junctions to negotiate."
Rules 192, 193, 196, 197, 198, 199, 209, 210. There is nothing wrong with these rules but why do many cyclists not observe them? It appears that many parents let their youngsters ride out without the slightest knowledge of the rules of the road — not even keeping to the left. Why is there no attempt to enforce these rules and educate the errant riders?
Car drivers tend to be blamed for every injury on the road, yet it is the gross misbehaviour of numerous cyclists that puts them and others at risk.