Fact check claim by Tayside Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd that "There aren’t drivers driving close enough to cause the cyclists to have an accident. Targeting (cyclists) will have more benefit than targeting drivers that aren’t causing any accidents – such as those running red lights. But it is being kept under review.”
These claims are baseless and legitimise the hatred that many drivers express towards cyclists in Scotland.
It's thought that every week in Scotland, three cyclists suffer life-changing injuries as a result of collisions with a vehicle.
Although these comments were made last year, they are particularly relevant at this time as many people have been forced to cycle to work as an alternative to public transport.