So yesterday, I had a read of this article:
Some of the comments were funny to me; basically saying that motorists jump red lights as much as cyclists. Well here is my anecdotal evidence that strongly suggests otherwise.
I work in the centre of Manchester. I park over at Piccadilly and then have a 20 minute walk to the office. Yesterday evening, I saw 3 cyclists jump red lights (and not just go through as they went from amber to red, I mean just go through as if the lights weren't there at all). I also saw 2 cyclists mount the pavement to go around traffic lights.
This morning, as I was crossing the road (the green man was on) another cyclist paraded through the lights and actually weaved in and out of people.
Don't get me wrong, there are some truly awful motorists and pedestrians out there (that's for another article), but to suggest that cyclists on the whole follow the rules of the road is a joke. They have a superiority complex and think that because they don't have a number plate and therefore can't be caught, they can do what they want.
The above is an average 24 hours walking through the centre of Manchester. I find the Deliveroo cyclists to be the worst. They clearly have timelines to hit and therefore don't give a damn and would run someone over rather than wait at the red light.
I have a solution. In order to ride a bike as an adult, you have to register it and be given a number plate for the bike. Then you can be treated exactly like any other vehicle on the road and held to the same standards.
Cyclists - part 2 (off topic)