Call For Law Change To Protect Scottish Cyclists

Presumed Liability For Drivers Could Lead The Way For UK To Join European Laws


Cyclists have handed a petition to MSPs at Scottish Parliament that calls for a change in the law following accidents involving cars and bikes.

The law of presumed liability, which assumes drivers are at fault over cyclists, exists in most European countries outside of the UK, and provides an incentive for drivers to take more care on the road.

It is predicted that the law will lead to a reduction in the number of accidents involving cars and bikes. It is also hope that the increased safety on the roads will assist with promoting walking and cycling, an area where Scotland lags behind other countries.

The petition quotes research that found the risk of walking a mile compared with driving a mile has risen by 37% over ten years.

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