Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle cyclists riding dangerously on (a) footpaths and (b) pavements.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The current dangerous and careless cycling offences apply to the road. This includes the pavement.

Last year the Government announced a cycle safety review consisting of two phases. The first part of the review considers the case for creating a new offence similar to that of causing death or serious injury by careless or dangerous driving, to help protect both cyclists and pedestrians. This is the focus of an independent legal report which was published on 9 March. The Department will issue a response to that report in due course.

The independent legal report is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-safety-review

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