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Cycling: Highway Code

Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on steps to stop cyclists breaking the Highway Code.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport has had no discussions with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department on this issue. The enforcement of cycling offences is, however, an operational matter for individual chief officers of police.

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Andrew Avis
Posted on 30 Nov 2011 7:23 pm (Report this annotation)

I note that when the last changes to the Highway Code were proposed and opposed that we (Cycling groups and individuals) were told that the Highway Code was only a code (that gives guidance) and not a legal document that creates legal requirements.

So I see that the answer above implies that breaking the Highway Code is an offence. Or have misunderstood?