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A typical driver
PHIL THOMAS (Letters, August 22) is sadly indicative of many car drivers who believe the public highway is for their exclusive use. This is the sort of attitude on the road that results in injuries to cyclists which are almost always preventable, if only drivers were to accept that from time to time a little patience is required. The irony is the more cyclists there are on the road, the less congestion there is for the likes of Mr Thomas to drive his car.
I had to read his sentence twice to check I had read it correctly. The police should prosecute cyclists for riding on the road! Whatever next, prosecuting pedestrians for crossing the road?
Cyclists are not obliged to use cycle paths, though they are a great alternative to the road for those who wish to use them.
And don’t disparage those in Lycra, Mr Thomas. This could be you if you choose a great way to exercise and the excellent health benefits that come with it. I will certainly be a MAMIL when I’m older – a middle aged man in Lycra and be proud of it. I even hope to be an OAMIL if I stay upright long enough.
Nick Wharton, Fourth Avenue, York.
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