Police 'treat cyclists better'.
An overwhelming 64% of road users said they saw people on bikes regularly weaving through the traffic, while 40% said they had had a near-miss with a cyclist in the last 12 months.
The poll, carried out by
www.motorinsurance.-co.uk, questioned 545 drivers about their experiences of cyclists.
More than a quarter (26%) of motorists said they often saw pedal bikes passing through red lights at pedestrian crossings, while 34% said cyclists were repeatedly seen on the pavement.
Two thirds of drivers (66%) said cyclists should be banned outright from going on them.
According to the poll, drivers also felt that people on bicycles were treated more favourably by police, with 48% saying they had seen police talking to drivers, compared with only 16% who had seen them speaking to cyclists.
The poll was carried out after the behaviour of cyclists was raised in a debate in the House of Lords last week.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Feb 2, 2006|
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