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Should cyclists face compulsory training and need a licence?

Should cyclists face compulsory training and need a licence?

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More videosSwitch cameraShareInclude playlistAn error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later. Watch on 0:000:000:00 / 7:35•Live• A Scotland Tonight debate saw a motoring journalist and blogger go head-to-head on whether road cycling should be regulated.

Alan Douglas believes there should be a “compulsory training programme” and licences for cyclists.

But keen rider Diana Farrell failed to be convinced that such a move would make the roads safer.

In the Listen Up segment on the STV current affairs programme , Alan made the opening pitch.“We need compulsory training and licences for cyclists,” he said. “They are the only unregulated group of road users.“Anyone can leap on a bike and head out without any training, licence or insurance. If they commit a traffic offence, like jumping a red light or riding on the pavement, they go unpunished.“A driver would be fined or lose their licence, so we need punishments for law-breaking cyclists.”The journalist said he was worried that cyclists were putting themselves and others at risk on the roads, which he described as “dangerous places”.Diana, however, argued that most cyclists were already drivers and “very aware” of the Highway Code.Recent changes advise bike […]

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