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‘Think they own the roads’ Shapps plan to clamp down on cyclists with number plates hailed

'Think they own the roads' Shapps plan to clamp down on cyclists with number plates hailed

Truck driver debates Jeremy Vine over new cycling laws Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested this week that cyclists could be subject to speed restrictions to…

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Truck driver debates Jeremy Vine over new cycling laws

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested this week that cyclists could be subject to speed restrictions to bring bicycles in line with limits imposed on other road vehicles. He said he disagreed with cyclists being within the law when they travel at speeds higher than those which cars or motor vehicles can travel in a certain area, which “cannot be right”.

He then proposed a rethink of how you “track cyclists”, including through measures such as registration plates and insurance.

The new potential curtailments on cyclists quickly generated debate on social media, with many Britons supporting the proposed measures.

Twitter user @GrahameMW reacted by commenting: "It’s about time!"

Fellow Twitter user @SnowAndBeach added: "Cyclists are just as bad as other road users. Everyone thinks they own the road, motorbikes [and] cyclists weave in and out of traffic and complain when they are involved in a incident. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested this week that cyclists could be subject to speed limits The new potential curtailments on cyclists quickly generated backlash on social media "All road users should be responsible for themselves & be aware of others around them."

Twitter user going by the name David John continued: "If you drive on a road, abide by the same rules as everyone else. Cyclists get away with far too much."However, Twitter user @david_darlo7 disagreed: “Speed limits? Is the Government going to send out a speedometer for my bike?”Fellow social media user, @ca11medave, chimed in: "Let’s put obstacles in […]

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