UK Police force faces Twitter backlash for telling riders to #cyclelikeyoudrive

Cycling UK suggests the unit should consider reducing road dangers instead of targeting cyclists

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Merseyside Police's Road Policing Unit has faced backlash on Twitter after suggesting people should cycle like they drive, following reports of two cyclists running a red light.

Reminding cyclists that red traffic lights apply to them, like all road users, the unit highlights the two incidents before using the hashtag #cyclelikeyoudrive. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.