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Conservative Party Deletes Tweet Claiming 'Most Vulnerable Road Users’ Need Protection From Cyclists

The Conservative Party has deleted a tweet suggesting that new laws would protect “our most vulnerable road users” from cyclists after a backlash led by Olympic medallist Chris Boardman.Boardman, whose own mother was killed by a truck when cycling in 2016, said he felt “genuinely sick” after seeing the message on the official party Twitter feed.Cycling minister Jesse Norman apologised after the message sparked a hail of angry responses from bike-users, and the tweet was swiftly deleted.It came as Norman announced plans for new road safety laws, including  offences of causing...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Sunday, 12 August