Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of breaches of traffic laws and regulations by bicyclists in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

No assessment has been made of the number of breaches of traffic laws and regulations by bicyclists in each of the last five years. This information is not held centrally. It is important that cyclists follow the rules of the Highway Code. It is an operational matter for local Chief Officers to enforce the law.

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 2:58 pm (Report this annotation)

Cyclists might breach traffic laws but it's extremely unlikely that this leads to them killing and maiming other road users - however, motorists breaching traffic laws leads to thousands of deaths each year. The only purpose of asking this question is to try to demonise a benign group of road users.