Letter: Peace plea in the cycling war

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Sir: These days I find myself swearing more at fellow cyclists than at motorists. Cyclists behave so appallingly partly because they know that the police rarely take an interest. Jack Straw could play a part here, by introducing a "zero tolerance" policy for road users.

Cyclists who ride on pavements, ignore zebra crossings and jump traffic lights would be subject to an on-the-spot fine, as would motorists who, for example, fail to use their indicators. The money collected from cyclists could be used to build motorways, and that from motorists would be spent on cycle paths. Now what could be fairer than that?

IAN SELLEN

London N1

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