As a cyclist, I see all sorts of bad things happen to our brothers and sisters all the time. I can cite 3 main reasons why it is high time Cyclists get the full protection and respect we deserve, thought these reasons are by no means exhaustive.
Reason No. 1:
Motorists need license to be on the road, and further registration plus insurance for their vehicles. Cyclists need neither. This clearly substantiates that Cyclists are capable while not responsible at the same time.
Reason No. 2:
Motorists can only be the roads. Cyclists can be on the roads, or instantly off the roads on pavements and walkways, and then instantly back on the roads again if they so desire, hence the onus is on the stagnated Motorists to look out for versatile Cyclists.
Reason No. 3:
Motorists are in much bigger and heavier vehicles traveling at greater speeds. Extra Care and Concern should be given to Cyclists who are no less equal Road Users.
Reason No. 4:
If Motorists do not give way to Cyclists who made mistake, the Motorists should be ready to compensate the Cyclists because they are unreasonable.