My husband and I were driving back from visiting our daughter in Lancing when we almost hit a cyclist.

It was very dark, the cyclist was dressed in dark clothes and had no light at the rear. How we missed him or her, we don’t know.

So, a plea from car drivers – could cyclists please wear high-vis jackets (not expensive) and use lights, especially now winter is approaching.

Also, a few weeks ago, we were going along Old Shoreham Road and we had to stop at four sets of lights.

A cyclist went through all of these lights. Luckily enough he got through them safely, but it could have been a different story.

As car users we have to obey the rules of the road, but it seems different for cyclists.

Would it be a good idea for a small insurance and tax to be levied on bike users? This could be a good way to raise more money for our Government or the council.

Patricia Downer, Albion Hill, Brighton