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Caroline Pidgeon writes: Making our roads safer for everyone

Yesterday was World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims.

After the events of recent weeks such a day has incredible significance this year. Just at the weekend a cyclist was killed in Bath in a hit and run accident. And now just minutes ago I have heard that yet another cyclist has died in a crash with a lorry in London.

In less than two weeks the capital has seen six cyclists killed – with today’s latest fatality the number of cyclists already killed matches the total figure for 2012. I …

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Opinion: SNP’s ill thought out proposals discriminate against young people

Drew's first driving lesson - Some rights reserved by akarmyMark McDonald, SNP MSP for North East Scotland, has recently proposed unjust new restrictions on young drivers. His proposals would mean that 17-25 year olds, regardless of driving experience, would be banned from driving between 11pm and 4am every day, as well as preventing them from carrying passengers in their vehicles.

This is based on a discriminatory assumption that young people are generally bad drivers. Even although there is a higher risk as

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  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 10th Oct - 11:54am
    @ David Morrison, Why would anyone who wishes to be taken seriously involve themselves in all the ridiculous flummery that has developed to bolster an...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 10th Oct - 11:53am
    The pro campaign is being launched on Monday - let's not start finding ways to rubbish it before it even gets underway. As I have...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 10th Oct - 11:37am
    If we could just get back to Calderdale for a moment, the situation Councillor Baker describes has distinct echoes of the "flags dispute" in Belfast...
  • User AvatarGordon 10th Oct - 11:28am
    "Rosie Barnes and her rabbits " I'm old enough to remember that. Aaaargh!!! But many younger/newer members won't. Perhaps a synopsis would help. Does it...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 10th Oct - 11:06am
    The news about Stuart Rose sounds good to me and we must hope for as good launch of the pro campaign on Monday. Last night...
  • User AvatarDavid Morrison 10th Oct - 10:29am
    @Phyllis: But the office of Leader of the Opposition is, of its very nature, a slave to conformity of some sort or another. Of course...