Driver faces action for offensive sticker tallying crocked cyclists

A highway maintenance driver faces the sack after slapping a sticker showing a tally of crocked cyclists on his van.

The transfer featured a graphic of a road racer with seven hits.

It was spotted by a cyclist in west London who told bike news website road.cc: "I would like to believe it’s
the number of bikes the driver of the vehicle owns, but suspect not.

"What made it more offensive is that it was on a Capita vehicle, they are supposed to be looking after safety.’"

The website said the decal was "similar to markings denoting enemy planes shot down during World War Two".

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Bosses at Capita plc, which works on the installation of cycle lanes, apologised and have launched disciplinary action against the driver.

a spokesperson for the company told road.cc: "We can confirm that one of our drivers had applied an offensive and inappropriate decal to one of our vans.

"The decal has now been removed and we have commenced a disciplinary process.

"We are sorry that this individual’s actions fell way below our corporate standards and values."

Capita is a leading provider of outsourcing services to the public and private sectors.

Similar icons to the cyclist one, including one depicting a dog, wheelchair user and a pensioner using a Zimmer frame, each with their own tally alongside them, can be found online, according to research by the aforementioned publication.

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