Tougher laws for cyclists

To answer Joe Buczkoski’s query (Tougher laws needed for cyclists PNR Letters Aug. 12), if a pedestrian is struck by a cyclist who doesn’t stop, that cyclist is guilty of a negligence crime.

To answer Joe Buczkoski’s query (Tougher laws needed for cyclists PNR Letters Aug. 12), if a pedestrian is struck by a cyclist who doesn’t stop, that cyclist is guilty of a negligence crime.

But to suggest licensing and insurance for cyclists is rather ignorant. As ignorant as suggesting kayakers require a boating licence, or hang-gliders require a pilots licence.

There are a small minority of bad people in the world, the types who would leave the scene of an accident, but their actions don’t represent that of the 99.9 per cent of good cyclists. If you were struck, I’m sorry, but you and that cyclist probably learned valuable life lessons about awareness and spatial perception.

Also, cyclists are already required to wear helmets.

Life long, respectful cyclist,

Noel Gagnon,

Sidney