Your right to ride on the road is in jeopardy

The revised
Highway Code says cyclists should "use cycle facilities where
possible"   The implications of this are too bad to
contemplate.  First we will suffer more abuse and intimidating
driving, as   recently suffered by a local CTC member.  Second,
if a cyclist is involved in an accident and tries to claim
damages, the insurance companies are likely to argue that  the
rider contributed to the accident by not using the cycle
facility.

The Highway Code
has been laid before parliament.   It will automatically be
approved unless it is referred to a House of Commons Committee
which cannot amend it and can only recommend the whole document
be rejected.  It will take an unprecedented amount of adverse
publicity to persuade the government to reject the Highway Code
in its entirety.

The CTC HQ
Campaign team are working hard to find some way of achieving
this and will obviously require national support. Meanwhile the
national office says it will do no harm to support the petition
which is at


http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/roads4bikes/

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