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Should cyclists be required to have insurance on the road? Have your say

Should cyclists be required to have insurance on the road? Have your say

Cyclists and other road users could be safer at night Whether you’re local to Cambridge or have visited the city before, then we’re sure you’ve…

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Cyclists and other road users could be safer at night Whether you’re local to Cambridge or have visited the city before, then we’re sure you’ve crossed paths with one of our many cyclists. In 2021, Cambridge was crowned the UK’s city cycling hotspot – so it’s no surprise that many commuters choose pedalling over driving.

Earlier this year, the Highway Code was updated with eight new rules being introduced. The aim was to make roads safer for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.

New rules included giving way to pedestrians at junctions, putting more responsibility on drivers in larger vehicles and allowing cyclists to ride in the centre lanes to make themselves more visible. Data from the Department for Transport revealed that bicycle traffic has increased by 96% between 2004 and 2020.

Read more: Huge £24m bus and cycling project begins this month

Alongside this rise, serious injuries also jumped to 26%. This has led to the Government to implement new safety measures for drivers and cyclists to ensure serious injuries are avoided on the roads.

After the announcement of the Highway Code changes in January, we asked our readers which road users should have priority. In our survey 76% of respondents did not think that cyclists and pedestrians should have priority over drivers.

Drivers have made calls for cyclists to pay road tax, MOTs and even insurance. A poll by the Express revealed that cyclists should be subject to the same laws as other road users.Today we want to hear your […]

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