Letter: In Brief

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Sir:John Burchell wants cyclists to use bells in central London (letter, 8 September). Unfortunately the feeble tinkle of a cycle bell would be all but inaudible against the background roar of London traffic.

In any case, if there is time to ring a bell there is time to take avoiding action.

When a pedestrian steps out in front of you without looking, as frequently happens, you need both hands on the brakes. Shouting a warning is all that's left if an accident is to be avoided.

ANTHONY CAMPBELL

London N14

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