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CheaperUK - insurance for motorists taking cyclist course proposed.

Warning:- Most of the cyclists in the videos do not wear helmets.
Disappointing, that!

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46294511


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Motorists should be offered cheaper insurance if they take a course to make them more aware of cyclists on the roads, the government says.
The Department for Transport also wants to give councils more powers to tackle parking in cycling lanes.
It is proposing a series of 50 measures in a bid to reduce the number of cyclists and pedestrians killed.
Last year, 100 cyclists died on UK roads and 470 pedestrians were killed, an increase of 5%.

The DfT also wants to create a new police unit to analyse evidence of dangerous driving that has been caught on camera by other road users.
The "back office unit", as outlined in the two-year plan, would allow police forces to handle video and photographic evidence that has been captured on devices like dash cams.
It comes after a similar operation was tried out by North Wales Police in October 2016, leading to the force dealing with 129 cases by the following August as a result of submitted footage.

Cycling and Walking Minister Jesse Norman said: "Greater road safety - and especially the protection of vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders - is essential.

"That means more support for cycling and walking, and that's why these new measures are designed to deliver."

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Instead of making motorists pay for that, how about a course teaching CYCLISTS how to obey the rules of the road?

That would go a LONG way towards eliminating accidents due to cyclists not giving a hoot (family-friendly) about anyone except themselves.
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Make them licence their bikes. Will raise revenue for cycle lanes etc.
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I was taught on motorcycle courses.
Wear the best gear that you can.
Be seen.

Assume all others are idiots.

We need to protect other users.

License, train & insure cyclists. Give them registration plates.
Then, like others using wheeled transport, busting a red light, riding like loon can have penalties.
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