Saturday 18 November 2017

Radio host slammed for bicycle rant

Mexican radio host Angel Verdugo called on listeners to run over cyclists
Mexican radio host Angel Verdugo called on listeners to run over cyclists

Mexico City's top environment official is describing as "backward" comments by a radio host who called on motorists to run over bicycle riders.

City Environment Secretary Marta Delgado said such incitement to violence was "an attack on the cycling community and the citizens of Mexico City".

The city encourages bicycle use to cut down on traffic and pollution in the metropolis of 20 million.

Radio host Angel Verdugo said during his programme on the Reporte 98.5 station that cyclists had almost run into his car and were ignoring traffic rules and bothering pedestrians.

Verdugo called on motorists to "run your vehicles at them immediately, don't give them time to think, and crush them".

Press Association

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