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Do cyclists think they’re above the law, and does it even matter?

Cyclists can be a nuisance, running red lights, riding on the pavement … but are they dangerous, and if not, is it a problem if they break the law? Peter Wallker, Guardian journalist and author of Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World, explores our fixation on cycling behaviour and whether it’s distracting us from solving the real causes of death on our roads
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Department for Transport cycling statistics ► https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/walking-and-cycling-statistics

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: quarterly provisional estimates year ending September 2015 ► https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/498157/quarterly-estimates-jul-to-sep-2015.pdf

TfL road network performance and research team: proportion of cyclists who violate red lights in London ► http://content.tfl.gov.uk/traffic-note-8-cycling-red-lights.pdf

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