If it has to be pedalled, it is better to ban it, but if cyclists must ride on roads they should be numbered

October 9, 2014
These and all their pedal-powered successors should have been banned when the motor car was invented.

All pedal-powered contraptions should have been banned when the motor car was invented.

Alf today salutes a Pommy cop with a great idea.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne is pressing for cyclists to receive the same penalties for going through traffic lights as drivers.

Furthermore, she says number plates on bikes would ‘make life easier’ for the cops. It would enable them to be more readily prosecuted when they break the law.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said cyclists should have the same identification as drivers so they can be penalised in the same way if they go through traffic lights.

Mrs Bourne, who argued a few individuals ‘ruin it for the many’, said equal punishment for drivers and cyclists would ‘make life easier’.

Speaking at a public meeting, she said: ‘I would like to see cyclists wear some form of identification like cars have.

‘This way when they go through traffic lights, you can actually identify them and then you can prosecute them for breaking the law.’

Inevitably, the Brits can come up with at least one tosser to say this is a bad idea.

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