Cyclists and Road Rules: London's Bikers Give Their Verdict

Yesterday's news that UK Conservative leader David Cameron had been caught breaking the rules of the road on his bike ignited some debate here at TreeHugger, but we weren't the only ones. The BBC hit the streets of London to solicit comments from Cameron's fellow cyclists, and it seems the response was equally mixed:
"He should obey the rules and he shouldn't have done it - but there's a lot more that can be done to improve the roads. Red lights should be respected, but the main thing is endorsement of the rules by police for all road vehicles. I don't think they enforce rules for cars and motorbikes. As a cyclist you get 4x4s who undertake you, and motorbikes who use cycle lanes."

And for those commenters who were surprised to see a Conservative politician biking to work, we should probably have also given you links to his attempts to green his own home, or his less-than-popular YouTube communications on green issues.
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