Theresa May has indicated that the Government will consider introducing new legislation to address dangerous behaviour by cyclists.
According to the BBC News website, the prime minister made the commitment during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions (6 Sept) when asked about the recent trial of the cyclist Charlie Alliston who knocked over and killed a female pedestrian, Kim Briggs.
Mr Alliston – whose fixed gear bike had no front brakes – was cleared of manslaughter but convicted under the 19th century offence of ‘wanton or furious driving’.
Heidi Alexander, Labour MP for Lewisham East, said the law was "hopelessly out dated and wholly inadequate".
In her reply, Mrs May said it is important to ensure legislation is kept up to date, and added: "I am sure this is an issue that the secretary of state for transport will look at."