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Friday, 3 November 2017

Trending......Motorists aren't the only ones who pay for our roads!



Motorists aren't the only ones who pay for our roads!


I feel sorry for some recent correspondents.
There's Kevin from Aughton who is still paying 'Road Tax' despite it being abolished in 1937! He probably meant the emissions-based Vehicle Tax, of which bicycles are exempt.
His 'privilege of driving down roads' is paid for by everyone (including people with bicycles) who pay income tax, council tax, even VAT. Bit let's not let facts get in the way.
The there's Doug and Frank who've had their important journeys momentarily inhibited by 'lycra-clad' cyclists. I trust they will write in to inform everyone each time they suffer a temporary delay.
Heaven forbid they get stuck behind a jodhpur-clad horse rider, or some hi-viz-clad bin men, or an overall-clad farmer in a tractor, white and red-clad level crossing.
Or a fur-clad dog being led across a zebra crossing, a chino-clad Sunday driver dawdling down a country lane, or a beige-clad pensioner confused at a busy junction.
Or a leather-clad teenager on a 50cc scooter, or school uniform-clad children crossing the road with a lollipop lady.
Or a handcuff-clad drunk being arrested after crashing into a lamppost, suit-clad office workers rubber-necking at a motorway pile-up
Or paramedics tending to a 'lycra-clad' mother-of-two still in the road having been knocked down by a reckless car driver with a dangerous attitude towards other human beings because of their chosen mode of transport.

Let's look out for each other.

D Gordon, Ormskirk

spotted by Dallas

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