Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the mountains or you happen to live in glorious isolation out in the sticks, there’s a fairly high chance that when you go out running, you have to take your chances with the rest of the motoring and pedestrian traffic. And with the seemingly contradictory combination of rising fuel prices and gridlocked streets, never has it made more sense to get out on the bike.
But both modes of self-propelled transport bring more hazards than a ballooning holiday with Felix Baumgartner. Sometimes, it’s like Jason Statham in Death Race taking on Arnie in the Running Man. Who knows who is going to come out alive at the end?
Perhaps it’s time to update the highway code to reflect the realities of modern life on Britain’s roads. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the questions that the ministry of transports might like to consider for next year’s theory test.