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Cyclists having number plates and observing speed limits ‘welcomed’ – ‘bikes cause harm!’

Cyclists having number plates and observing speed limits 'welcomed' - 'bikes cause harm!'

CYCLISTS being equipped with number plates, insurance and abide by speed limits would be welcomed by one expert, saying it would help reduce accidents on…

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CYCLISTS being equipped with number plates, insurance and abide by speed limits would be welcomed by one expert, saying it would help reduce accidents on the road.

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Last week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested that cyclists could need number plates and adhere to speed limits , just like vehicles. The proposals prompted heated debates, with cyclists saying that any measures like number plates are unnecessary, while some drivers claimed it would help keep cyclists accountable for their action, like other road users.

The Transport Department confirmed that there are no plans to introduce registration plates on bicycles.

Mr Shapps said: “Somewhere where cyclists are actually not breaking the law is when they speed, and that cannot be right, so I absolutely propose extending speed limit restrictions to cyclists.

“Particularly where you’ve got 20mph limits on increasing numbers of roads, cyclists can easily exceed those, so I want to make speed limits apply to cyclists.“That obviously does then lead you into the question of: ‘Well, how are you going to recognise the cyclist? Do you need registration plates and insurance? And that sort of thing.’ he told the Daily Mail. Cyclists having number plates and observing speed limits ‘welcomed’. Grant Shapps suggested that cyclists should abide by speed limits. He added that there should be a review of insurance and how cyclists are actually […]

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