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David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling

Published: 21 March 2008

Updated: 19 November 2014

David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, has issued a public apology after the Daily Mirror published pictures of him flouting road laws on his pushbike.

The photos show Cameron going the wrong-way on a one-way street, jumping red lights, and taking to the opposite-side of the road to get round a traffic bollard.

In a statement, Cameron conceded that cyclists should stick to traffic laws. “I have obviously made mistakes on this occasion and I am sorry,” he said.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s campaign office has previously told MCN that cyclists should stick to the rules of the road at all times.

“It is as unacceptable for cyclists to run red lights as it is for car drivers to take up the advanced stop lines that are reserved for cyclists,” a spokeswoman said.

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