Friday Jul 28, 2006

Red Ken joins the cycle registration madness.

It appears that Ken Livingstone has joined those who have not fully thought through a registration scheme for bicycles. His idea is one of the more ridiculous. Bikes would be registered to individuals and have to have a plate on the bike. I could not borrow someone elses bike would have to have all my bikes registered as well as all the childrens bikes.

Then of course if I did not they would have to catch me.

From The Times:

Asked if that meant licence plates for bicycles, he said: “Yes, so you can catch the ones — the ones that are obeying the law, it makes no difference — but the ones who are going over red lights, driving on pavements, you get ’em.”

Well hello Ken. Here is one cyclist who obeys the law to whom it will make a huge difference. Like I mentioned when the last Politician made this suggestion, think of the cost. Think of how you mount a registration plate? Think of how big it would have to be then think again about how you mount it. With the Tour De France coming next consider how you mount a registration plate on one of those bike? I know that the actual Tour riders would be exempted but there are a lot of bikes like those around.


This one actually gets even more bonkers. I would have to register to ride in London so what happens when Surrey bring in the same thing? Two registration plates? Would make my journey to work fun I would need a third plate to cover Hampshire. Lucky I never make it down to Sussex oh but I do on Sundays.



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