Conservatives come under fire over plans to crack down on 'dangerous cycling'

Walking and cycling minister Jesse Norman has since apologised for the tweet, but Cycling UK says the measures proposed to protect cyclists and walkers are not good enough

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The Conservative party has come under fire after tweeting that it would be “cracking down on dangerous cycling” to protect the “most vulnerable road users.”

The tweet accompanied a press release from the Department for Transport (DfT), which outlined plans for a consultation into the introduction of a new offence for cyclists, equivalent to causing death by dangerous driving.

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