Road Traffic Offences: Cycleways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to commence the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 2004 on the penalties for vehicles encroaching on cycle lanes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

I believe that the Honourable Member is referring to the Traffic Management Act 2004. It is true that powers for enforcement of moving traffic contraventions, by local authorities under the Traffic Management Act 2004, have not yet been brought into force outside London (other than the existing powers to enforce contraventions in a bus lane). The Department for Transport’s view is that the Police already have the necessary powers to take action where it is needed. I can confirm that there are no current plans to give local authorities greater powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No7 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.