SIR, — I have been reading with interest over the past few weeks the various opinions of people over the matter of cyclists and whether or not they should be allowed to ride on the pavements. When I was seven years old I was knocked down by a cyclist when
SIR, - I have been reading with interest over the past few weeks the various opinions of people over the matter of cyclists and whether or not they should be allowed to ride on the pavements.
When I was seven years old I was knocked down by a cyclist when I was walking home one evening with my mum. We had taken our usual shortcut along a snicket and a teenager came speeding round the corner, straight into me and rode over my shoulder. He was forced over his handlebars due to the impact and was badly winded. I still have problems with my shoulder to this day.
I think the answer to the problem is very simple: we should all just take more responsibility when we are out and about and look out for one another a lot more than we do at the moment - whether as a motorist, a cyclist, a pedestrian or on any other mode of transport.
If we all do our bit there won't be all these arguments in the first place.
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