Letter: Bikes, walkers and cars claim right of way

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Sir: I have no sympathy for "speed criminal" John Walsh (Motoring, 1 February), about to lose his licence because he's been caught speeding four times. At least he's not about to lose his life, or lose his licence because of a near-fatal head injury, as I did when I was knocked off my bicycle. And not for one year, but three, followed by an extended driving test, all because of a driver's failure to observe the finer points of his duty of care.

If Mr Walsh is so worried about very slowly trudging through life for a year and the endless queuing for buses, he could always get on a bicycle. Travelling through London will be much quicker than by bus and probably just as quick as by car. He might also begin to appreciate just how intimidating speeds above 30mph are for vulnerable road users.

ALLAN RAMSAY

Manchester

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