Letter: Dangerous driving

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The Independent Online
MOTORCYCLES can be driven badly and dangerously, as Jane McNamara says (letter, 8 April) - so can any vehicle. The difference is that when a motorcyclist has an accident, a relatively small machine is out of control; consequently, most motorcycle accidents only injure the rider and pillion. When a car crashes, a ton of metal can have much more serious consequences.

Ms McNamara's other point was that motorcycles were overtaking on the wrong side of the road. That's where you are whilst overtaking. This is not illegal.


Staunton, Gloucestershire