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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 21:44 
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Give all cyclists road tests and make their bikes have a mandatory MoT to cut deaths, says lawyer Mr Loophole

Road cyclists should undergo bike MOT checks each year to cut accidents
Nick Freeman, dubbed Mr Loophole, says cyclists should take a proficiency test
He also says drivers should be taught how to overtake cyclists when learning
Mr Freeman believes new measures will cut the number of crashes on our roads
Cyclists should take a road test to help cut the number of deaths each year, according to a senior motoring lawyer.

Nick Freeman - nicknamed Mr Loophole - says cyclists should take a proficiency test and their bikes should have to undergo an annual mandatory MOT test.

He also called for all bikes to have some kind of licence plate and said car drivers should be taught how to overtake cyclists safely as part of their driving test.


Among the ten-point plan he suggests smart cameras which would automatically flash middle lane hoggers so they are fined and receive penalty points.

He says the motorway speed limit should be raised from 70mph to 80mph and lorry drivers on three lane motorways should be confined to the nearside lane, rising to the two inner lanes on four lane motorways.
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Mr Freeman also proposes that all newly-qualified drivers should wear special 'NQ' plates for two years or face immediate disqualification.is killed after car crashes into pedestrian during...


He also called for cyclists should have to take proficiency tests, put their bikes through mandatory MOT tests and be prosecuted in the same way as motorists if they jump red lights.
He also called for all bikes to have some kind of licence plate.

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:gatso2: I agree with everything Mr. Loophole says. But I want to break it down slightly.

Firstly, a point regarding newly-qualified drivers having to display NQ plates. In Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, newly-qualified drivers must display an "R" plate for one year after passing their driving test. Also they must obey a maximum speed limit of 45mph. This does not exclude them from driving on Motorways or dual carriageways where an NSL is in operation.

Secondly, everything else has the likes of Cycling UK and Chris Boardman up in arms. They do their utmost to blame motorists and fear that these measures will discourage people from cycling.

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