Hi everyone. Time for me to stick my head above the parapet - again.
I just looked back over this thread and see that I haven't said anything about cyclists being tested and licensed so am puzzled that people are agreeing with me...
On the subject of road tax. I have a car which is taxed. When I'm riding my bike, I'm not driving my car. Should I pay road tax for my bike?
simonfbarnes - if no lorries, how do things get to the shops? I work in Central London, how is my lunch going to get there without lorries? How will cycle goodies get to Evans round the corner? Or to Bikefix up the road? What about the desks, computers, carpets for the office? Millions of people live in London too, they need to shop, furnish their homes - all those things have to get to the shops too. Guess how? In lorries.
Ban anything motorised so that inept, imbecilic cyclists don't bang into them? Shall we wrap lamp posts in foam too? What about kettles? They make boiling water - someone might stick their hand in it. And perhaps we should all play those non-competitive games where nobody loses, and have stablisers on our bikes.
It's very sad when people die but, sadly, death happens.
Life is dangerous, that's what makes it fun.