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Cyclists in UK who kill pedestrians could be prosecuted same as motorists

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Cyclists who kill pedestrians could be prosecuted in the same way as motorists under a proposed government crackdown.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said the law is needed to “impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care”.It comes four years after the government ran a consultation on proposals for new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling.Shapps wrote in the Mail+ that a “selfish minority” of cyclists believe they are “immune” to red lights.“We need the cycling equivalent of death by dangerous driving to close a gap in the law and impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care,” he said.“For example, traffic lights are there to regulate all traffic.

But a selfish minority of cyclists appear to believe that they are somehow immune to red lights.“We need to crack down on this disregard for road safety.

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