When taking evidence, Tory MP David Curry asked the transport department's permanent secretary Robert Devereux:
'Why are cyclists such irresponsible and arrogant road users?
'The only time I've been knocked down in my life was by a cyclist going like a bat out of hell outside the Commons, dressed like Darth Vader, as they all do. They do not take any notice of red lights. They think traffic cones are not for them.'
I hate cyclists who use the pavement. They annoy the hell out of me and I have shoulder-charged them before.
Having said that, what on earth is the MP on about? "Dressed like Darth Vader"??!!!
If he had made the same sweeping statement about car drivers "Drivers are always ignoring traffic lights, they think they're above the law, and they all wear stupid clothes", what do you think the reaction would be?