I couldn’t agree more with Patricia Downer (Letters, October 20) regarding the attitude of some cyclists.

I have checked the Highway Code, which includes special rules and laws cyclists should observe: Rule 60 – At night your cycle must have white front and red rear lights. It must also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after October 1985). White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted but it is recommended cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.

Rule 62 – Cycle tracks are normally located away from the road, but may occasionally be found alongside footpaths or pavements.

Cyclists and pedestrians may be segregated or they may share the same space (unsegregated). When using segregated tracks you must keep to the side intended for cyclists as the pedestrian side remains a pavement or footpath. Take care when passing pedestrians, especially children, older or disabled people, and allow them plenty of room. Always be prepared to slow down and stop if necessary. Take care near road junctions as you may have difficulty seeing other road users who might not notice you.

Rule 63 – Cycle lanes are marked by a white line (which may be broken) along the carriageway. Keep within the lane when practicable. When leaving a cycle lane, check before pulling out that it is safe to do so and signal your intention clearly to other road users. Use of cycle lanes is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills, but they can make your journey safer.

Rule 64 – You must not cycle on a pavement.

Rule 69 – You must obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals.

Rule 71 – You must not cross the stop line when traffic lights are red. Some junctions have an advanced stop line to enable you to wait and position yourself ahead of other traffic.

There are a number of other special rules and laws, but I think that’s enough for now.

Councillor Ken Norman, Conservative for Withdean Ward, Brighton and Hove City Council