Female reversed at speed out of a drive, without looking and hit a
friend who was cycling on a grass verge adjacent to the footpath,
between footpath and road. Location is close to, but not in a village
and footpath is rarely used by pedestrians.
Police were called and PC suggested it was now the law to have to wear
a helmet if on the road, but as he was on the grass verge it was OK. PC
also suggested he would have been 'done', if riding on the actual
footpath. The road is ex-A1, wide, with very little traffic.
Have helmets become compulsory on the road and I thought it was now OK
to ride on footpaths in the country?
Harry (M1BYT) (L)
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