I HAVE been a cyclist, a motorcyclist and now a car driver. When I was a cyclist, I obeyed the laws, stayed on my side of the road and did not ride on pavements.
Some of the present generation of cyclists seem to take a contrary view. I have seen cyclists swanning merrily through red lights while the rest of traffic awaited the change to green.
I have seen cyclists shooting along footpaths in blind indifference to pedestrians. I have seen cyclists cutting across motorists and lanes as if the devil was on their tail.
What's galling about all this is that, if a cyclist is struck by a motorist, he or she will be hit with a motor insurance hike and probably have to defend themselves in court.
Unlike the motorist, the cyclist pays no road tax and no insurance.