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Bicycle Riders: Fixed Penalty Notices
24 January 2001
Volume 621
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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many fixed penalty tickets have been issued to bicycle riders over 16 years of age in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available for:

  • (a) cycling on the footway;
  • (b) cycling with no lights; and
  • (c) failing to comply with automatic traffic lights. [HL337]
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    Results from a special exercise undertaken to monitor new fixed penalties introduced on 1 August 1999 in England and Wales show that 665 fixed penalty notices were issued for the offence of cycling on the footway between that date and 31 December (two police forces were unable to supply figures). Figures for offences of cycling without lights and cyclists failing to comply with traffic light signals are not available centrally.Fixed penalties are not issued to cyclists in Scotland.In Northern Ireland, 13 fixed penalties were issued to cyclists for riding without lights in 1999 and 18 in 2000; cycling on the footway and failing to comply with traffic lights are not being dealt with by way of fixed penalty.