Top lawyer says now is the time to introduce insurance requirements and penalty points for cyclists

One of the UK's leading motoring lawyers, Nick Freeman, has said stricter rules for cyclists should be introduced immediately to combat law breakers, as increased amounts of users hit the road due to the government's recommendation for people to avoid public transport.

Mr Freeman, speaking on Talk Radio on Friday, stressed that "toxic cycling which has emerged during the lockdown period" needs addressing and that "for too long bad cycling has gone unpunished".

Mr Freeman, known as Mr Loophole for his ability to secure speeding acquittals based on technicalities for celebrity clients such as David Beckham, has called for the government to introduce insurance and a penalty points system for cyclists.

With cycling being the advised 'go-to' mode of transportation, by way of major new road networks set up for two-wheeled users, there has been a surge in bike users throughout England.

Mr Freeman claims this surge in cyclists has created a "critical" situation now that lockdown restrictions have been eased and more drivers are returning to the road in order to commute or travel across England to exercise.

He is now lobbying for legislation which would see insurance requirements put in place for all cyclists and a penalty points system introduced for any cyclists caught breaking the law.

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