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Am I alone in seeing the terrible irony in this? National Bike Week (June 14-22) is being backed by Nokia, manufacturer of mobile phones. These are handy devices of the 21st century I will admit. But one which, when used illegally on the move by tens of thousands of drivers daily in the UK, is putting cyclists in fear for their lives.

The law against the use of hand-held mobiles while driving was introduced because scientific research discovered that drivers doing so risked crashing because their responsive times were four times worse than if drunk.

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