EU plans UK Biker Cull
Stephen Ladyman, the road safety minister, said that the move could result in more motorcyclists being killed. Motorcyclists tend to use their headlamps during the day to mark them out in traffic.
Speaking in a Commons road safety debate this week, Mr Ladyman said: “Because motorcycles use daytime running lights, they have greater visibility than they would do if everyone used such lights.
“Given that one of the most serious problems that we face in this country is to bring down sharply the stubborn rate of motorcyclist fatalities, we cannot afford to compromise an important safety concern for motorcyclists.”
But the minister added that he had been unable to persuade his counterparts in other countries to vote against the Commission’s proposal.
“I am increasingly pessimistic. The tide is running against me. A number of powerful states believe that it is a good idea. I believe that they think that it is a panacea and an easy solution to which their public will not object and which will help to reduce their casualty statistics,” Mr Ladyman said.
“I do not think that it will reduce their casualty statistics, but it will affect our casualty statistics. I will continue to fight the good fight, but I cannot promise that I will win.”
Mr Ladyman - So you are quite happy to let British Bikers be splattered across the tarmac because an unelected body can overrule the British Parliament, are you? Why do you bother to pretend that you and your colleagues have any say in ruling this country, why not give up and go home? Or should you try and do something about it?