Licence and insure all road users including cyclists, horses, invalid scooters

Extend the liscensing and insurance system to all road users to include horses, cyclists , invalid scooters everyone.

Everyone uses the road and the hazards and rules of the road apply to all., but only certain categories of user have to pass a test and get insurance.

Cycle lanes cost money why should cyclists not pay towards this ?

Why should unqualified road users be allowed on the roads. Who pays if they cause the accident ? The poor old car , motorcyclist or LGV driver.

The only ones who have to pass a test. Does not seem right or appropriate in these days of equality.

Why the contribution is important

Training all road users to a minimum standard will cut accidents.

Road maintenance will recieve a boost from increased revenue. So therefore less risk to users and reduced accidents.

It is important that all road users are treated equally. All should be insured as driving on any form of transport on public roads is rated high risk.

by Manneen on April 20, 2018 at 05:14PM

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  • Posted by TarrooUshtey April 22, 2018 at 12:08

    You forgot pedestrians in your list. And livestock.

    Sorry, but people too stupid to realise why motor vehicles are treated differently from other types of road users need (at least) retraining before being allowed drive on our roads.
  • Posted by WXMAN April 23, 2018 at 14:41

    With over 1000 RTC's per year involving licenced and insured motor vehicles, I can't see this having much effect on road safety.
  • Posted by Rob April 24, 2018 at 17:25

    1. Please explain how this contributes to road safety?

    2. Cycle Lanes are proven cost effective, the cost of inactivity to IOM tax payers is £16 Million a year.
     
  • Posted by Saoirseanbothar April 25, 2018 at 11:57

    https://trafficwmp.wordpress.com/category/traffic-blog/

    Here are the key extracts from the police comments, these are pretty spot on and reflect comments on motorcycle pages too:

    "Hi viz doesn’t mean highly visible and the positive “wobble”.

    Don’t think hi viz clothing will keep you seen, although hi viz has a place in some circumstances such as low light conditions, it is contrast that catches the attention of the driver. Lateral movement on the road on the approach to a junction triggers all the receptors visually that drivers need to see, recognise and subsequently react to the cyclist on the road. In low light a flashing front light doesn’t hurt either. So moving out an extra 6 or 12 inches on the approach to a junction can go a long way to making you the centre of the waiting or approaching driver’s attention, as an object moving steadily towards you in a straight line can be missed, the object that is coming towards you with some sideways movement is more easily seen by the drivers whose attention we wish to occupy.

    "drivers need to expect a zero tolerance approach for any offence involving a vulnerable road user, or an offence that could contribute to a collision involving a vulnerable road user. The only way to change driver behaviour and concentrate minds on looking out for vulnerable road users and change driving habits is through enforcement, and the resulting fear of being prosecuted. Now for those who will no doubt be spitting out their finest percolated roasted bean brew at this moment screaming “what about the cyclists !” well…….statistical analysis shows they aren’t to blame, innocent in the majority of KSI collisions it would be a waste of our time, and thus public time and money to concentrate on cyclist behaviour. The figures speak for themselves…….driver’s don’t let your prejudices get in the way of the truth……."
  • Posted by RSorby April 30, 2018 at 21:11

    The cyclist pays with their life sometimes.... poor old car???

    Totally agree with above!
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