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60% of drivers say no to more cyclist protection – survey

Fri, 13 Dec 2013

A MAJORITY of drivers believe that they should not change the way they drive despite a series of cyclist deaths on the roads of the capital, according to a survey carried out by Motorpoint.

Over 1,700 respondents answered the poll on the vehicle retailer’s website, with 60.5% of those declaring that their driving standards did not need to be improved in order to better protect cyclists.

The Government’s response was to launch Operation Safeway, which included officers stationed a busy and dangerous junctions in London and an increase in on the spot fines for poor behaviour by drivers and riders alike.

Mark Carpenter, Managing Director of Motorpoint, says: “We were a little surprised at the results of the survey given the high number of people who die or are injured every year in this country. Our poll highlights the need for greater debate about cars and cyclists and what more can be done to ensure they can co-exist safely on British roads both now and in the future.”

By Press Association reporters