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Cyclists not on a higher moral plane


The English puritan tradition rides high in your letters pages, judging by the venomous replies to Roy Aylott's moderate opinions about resources for cyclists (NCE 18 May).

By what right do cyclists inhabit a higher moral plane than motorists? In 1997, cyclists 'seriously injured' 2.2 pedestrians per 100M km. The rate for car drivers was 1.3 - and the motorists were usually insured.

David Cooper,

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