Speaking on LBC, the activist and politician said called for cyclists to stop being targeted, given the small minority of accidents they are responsible for on the roads. He said: “Let me tell you some facts. In 2015, two pedestrians were killed by cyclists. In 2016, three pedestrians killed by cyclists.
“399 cyclists were killed by other means – trucks, cars, motor vehicles.
“So the death by dangerous cycling: first of all, to put it in proportion, is a minuscule element of the number of cyclists who do die on the roads.
“Cyclists are predominantly the victims of aggression on the roads.”
A review recommending a new “death by dangerous cycling” charge that would see cyclists face tougher penalties for causing fatal accidents is expected imminently – check back later on road.cc for a full story.