LETTER: License and regulate bicycles just like vehicles

A few changes will make all roads safer.

Enough about cyclists already. They need to be licensed and regulated just like vehicles. This is what I propose:

• Annual licence fee of $100. Before cyclists get the licence, the bike should be inspected to make sure it is safe and meets all safety regulations (see below).

• Rear mudguards on all bicycles. Should have reflective stripes on the rear guard so that the cyclist can be seen at night.

•  Front light:. Most cyclists still do not have any lights in the front. They all need to have light in the front.

• Horn / bell on the handlebar to warn pedestrians.

• Must flow with the traffic, not against it. In other words, keep right.

• Safety helmets to be worn at all times

With these few safety standards, all will be safe on the roads.

 

M.  Hajee

Surrey

 

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