Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London, needs to tackle the appalling situation that an estimated 30% of the trucks on Londonâ€™s roads are being driven in an illegally dangerous state or illegally driven.
His cycling commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, twisted my fact about Boris targeting cyclists with fines at a rate 8 times higher than the trucks that are killing us, into a stat about all drivers, which is not what I said…..
I said the Mayor [Met Police] fined cyclists at a rate 8 times higher than the trucks that were killing us ( 4,000 fines for cyclists - 600 for trucks) - Gilligan attacked me saying I was wrong saying that they fined drivers 71% and Cyclists 29% and stating cyclists were 29% of inner London vehicles (?!!) but note he switched from TRUCKs to DRIVERS!!
ITV News London - Tuesday 27 May 2013 - 2013 Cycling KSI Released by Mayor
Also see the story from earlier today, which picked up both the statements from us and the Mayor: click HERE.