Lycra Louts to face fines

Plans to give powers to local councils to fine cyclists for moving traffic offences are being considered by Westminster Council

The current fine level that can be applied to a cyclist that has been found breaking the law on the road is £30 and is only enforceable by the Police. Permission needs to be sought from Council officers so that they may enforce the fines. Initial response to the plans suggest that cycling groups are in favour of reducing the number of road traffic offences committed by cyclists, such as riding on the pavement, going through red lights or ignoring one-way signs. In the three months to June this year the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the road increased by a fifth.

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