In 2012 6% of Brits cycled every day. Over a third of the nation cycles.
Click on the picture above for a short article on Yahoo.co.uk
Nice to know that the Empire can be rebuilt, this time on bicycles.
The UK is considering expanding the use of CCTV cameras to catch drivers who park in cycle lanes or block box junctions etc. London has been using them with a fines from 30 up to 130 GBP and has seen a 51% reduction in such driver infractions. More here at The Times.co.uk
There is a lot that can be done to make roadways safer for all users with proper enforcement of road laws. We must realise that includes the right to penalize cyclists and pedestrians who also break those laws. Economics, well maybe 'Freakonomics' has shown that reward often creates better results than punishment, hence some car insurers giving lower premiums to incident free drivers (not neccesarily the better drivers though eh). So will punishments create safer road users or safer roads?
What we really need are respectful, responsible road users.
As a cyclist I need to lead by example. Stop at the red lights, stop at stop signs (well as much as a car does), signal, give way, you know the drill. It will not change the attitudes of 'those drivers' but hopefully will keep those 'on the fence' 'on the fence'.