When I became a councillor I was galvanised into being extra-punctilious in obeying the laws of the road.
It is therefore a great surprise that David Cameron has been caught on video breaking several laws of the road:
The Tory boss was spotted flouting the law by cycling the wrong way in a one-way street, through red lights and the wrong side of a bollard on his 30-minute trip to work.
Hapless Cameron was breaking the rules within minutes of leaving his Notting Hill home in West London for Westminster.
He sailed past a large red no entry sign even Mr Magoo would have noticed. Another clue was the huge arrows on the road pointing which way traffic should go.
Next to be ignored was a keep left beacon in the Mall. He veered off to the right...no change there then. Cam also hurtled over a toucan crossing, for cyclists and pedestrians, while the signal was red.
Outside the Commons, the 41-year-old spotted he was late, so to speed things up he went past a red light.