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Euro Rules Threaten Cyclists says CTC

Posted by chdot on December 1, 2006

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Proposed legislation would require drivers to have front lights switched on all day and seriously undermine cyclists’ safety on the roads. The CTC is urging all cyclists to join its online campaign calling on MEPs to oppose the Commission’s proposals. CTC believes that a blanket requirement to use so-called ‘daytime running lights’ (DRL) would make drivers look for lights and fail to notice cyclists and pedestrians as a result.

CTC’s Campaigns & Policy Manager, Roger Geffen, says “the European Commission is gambling with cyclists’ lives – it’s one Euro lottery we certainly don’t want in the UK. Not only would DRL make the roads a more hazardous place for cyclists, it would increase fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions by as much as 1.5% at a time of mounting evidence that urgent action is needed to tackle climate change.”

To join CTC’s online campaign to oppose compulsory daylight running lights, go to www.ctc.org.uk/campaigns

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