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Bikes are road vehicles, give them number plates

14 September, 2018

• THE government’s proposal to render compulsory the wearing of cycle helmets might also be an opportunity to introduce number plates as a way of reducing abusive cycling.

Number plates can easily be added to the backs of helmets. After all, many helmets already display symbols, adverts and other information.

The bicycle is a road vehicle just like others and ought therefore to be numbered like them. Cyclists would think twice about riding anti-socially if they know they could be easily identified.

ANTONY PORTER
W9

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