Red Light

It’s not very pleasant when you come close to having a cycle accident twice in a day. It’s even more frustrating when both near misses were due to other cyclists not respecting the road rules – jumping red lights to be precise. This morning at the junction of Heygate Street and Walworth Road, and this evening at the cycle crossing west of Elephant & Castle, cyclists jumped red lights and came close to knocking me off – when I was respecting the rules. I shouted at both – ‘Red lights are for stopping at!’ – but both carried on regardless. Yet while this is damned annoying, what are we supposed to do about it? Other than – I suppose – these idiots get hit by a bus next time, rather than by a law-abiding cyclist.

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