License and regulate bicycles just like vehicles

Make mandatory rules about safety, equipment and rider behaviour.

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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