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Cycling makes it on to the front page of a British tabloid today. It’s all about Tory leader David Cameron’s bike commute to work.
He was filmed breaching road traffic regs. In the video he’s shown cycling the wrong way up a one way street, using a pelican crossing when it’s on red (but there’s zero traffic coming) and taking a right turn in front of a keep left bollard. The turn is on a wide avenue with no traffic on it.
The Daily Mirror implies it caught the would-be PM going through a red light. In fact, he went ahead of the white stop line to get away from cars but did not cycle through the light. He’s clearly shown waiting until the green light before cycling in to Parliament.
Many sets of UK traffic lights have ‘advanced stop lines’ so cyclists can get in front of the motorised traffic. This set had no ASL but it’s perfectly sensible to keep out of the way of impatient motorists.
You know, like famous TV presenters talking on their cellphones while driving, another Daily Mirror exclusive.
In related news, the Stop at Red website campaign from York bike shop owner Andy Shrimpton has had just 2405 signatures since it was created in 2006.