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Letter: Common sense is best policy
2:21pm Friday 17th August 2012 in Readers' letters
I've witnessed many cyclists doing crazy things on the road, but most are sensible.
On the other hand, some but not all motorists could be a bit more cautious when driving past cyclists.
Maybe providing a form of training for cyclists would improve standards of cycling and therefore allow cyclists to gain more respect from motorists which, in turn, might make cycling safer.
I don’t know if it is worth all the effort, though – maybe people should just use common sense.
One of the great things about cycling is that it is so accessible, so would you want to jeopardise this by bringing in some kind of formal training? It's an interesting idea, though.
Rover 85 (via website).