An experienced cyclist has given up and opted for a car because it has been getting too dangerous on the road.
"I regret this of course, but I have a family to think of. If you think I’m being a little over dramatic see this compilation of videos," Philip Jackson told Times of Malta.
"I now drive a lovely Alfa Romeo with a big engine and great stereo. I get stuck in traffic a lot but it is comfortable, has air conditioning and is safer," he said.
'Mr Jackson used to cycle in the UK as a child until 1993 when he started his university studies.
He moved to Malta in 2004 and decided to give cycling a go in 2009 to get fit again.
Cyclists have often raised concern about 'dooring' and near-miss accidents which make their daring commute even more dangerous.
On Friday, a cyclist was attacked by a car driver wearing a brass knuckle who told him to move to the side of the road.
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