Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:01
Perhaps a bit of common sense from everyone and extra awareness is required here? I drive a car and am very careful about cyclists and pedestrians, but increasingly I see cyclists without lights on their bicycles (in the dark) and pedestrians crossing roads in the dark without any high vis on ( in this case it was two school kids and they were not on a crossing point, just randomly standing in the middle of the road).
Last night I was walking my dog and I saw a young lad on his bike, with no helmet, no lights, dark coloured clothes and a massive pair of headphones on - I could hear his music from over ten feet away.
Seems to me that everyone needs a reminder about road safety - just cos Tufty isn't on the TV anymore doesn't mean the roads are a safe place now.....
Do kids still have to do cycling proficiency tests at school? We did, but that was quite a long time ago - just wondering if reverting back to that, or bringing in the cycling equivalent of the CBT might help???