Drivers like to imagine that cyclists are wobbling, unsafe road hogs who run red lights and break every rule in the Highway Code on a daily basis.
But it turns out that it’s the other way round.
A Danish study found that cyclists actually break traffic laws far less than motorists, with just 5% of cyclists breaking rules compared to 66% of motorists.
The study involved installing video cameras at major road junctions in cities including Copenhagen, and analysing the behaviour of 28,579 cyclists crossing intersections.
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The researchers found that 4.9% of cyclists broke the rules on bicycle paths, while 14% broke rules when there was no path present.
The researchers found that the behaviour of cyclists varied according to whether there were clear road markings.