MOTORISTS are outraged by the release of a new Highway Code which, for the first time, makes it an offence to run down cyclists.
The updated code means drivers not only have to treat cyclists as if they are valid users of the road even though they do not pay road tax, but they may actually get points on their licence for ploughing into them at full speed.
Driver Steve Malley said: “This is woke political correctness gone mad. What next, will I be legally liable for any insects that smash into my windscreen?
“Cyclists absolutely need paying attention to on the roads. They’re a hazard. So if I should happen to knock four or five of them into a ditch then I’m actually making the roads safer.
“They’re saying it ‘ensures road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility’. I’m driving a £62,000 Mercedes. The harm they could do to that’s incalculable.
“Not only that, they’ve changed the insurance laws so if I scratch my paintwork on one of these irresponsible bastards’ bikes, it’s not automatically their fault. It’s a full-on assault against truth and common sense.”
Cyclist Jordan Gardner said: “I was quite pleased until I realised the new code also protects pedestrians. Those obstructive f**kers? They should all be mown down.”