In Holland, there is a Simple law that  – in case of an accident the bigger vehicle user is always at fault ie Trucks have to look out for cars, bikes and pedestrians, Cars for Bikes and pedestrians, and bicycles for pedestrians.

This is common sense and makes road and pavements fair for all users. 

It means cars have to drive more carefully around bicycles, and bicycles have to ride carefully around pedestrians. This law would be used in conjunction with repealing the law banning cycling on pavements – and ensures that cyclists respect pedestrians.

Why is this idea important?

It would ave MANY lives and also make cycling possible for all (rather than just the brave who ride on roads, or the dangerous who ride too fast on pavements). It would also protect pedestrians.

 

In Holland 40% of all journeys are by bicycle.

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