Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to undertake a consultation on increasing penalties for cyclists who (1) ride through zebra crossings when pedestrians are on them, (2) ride through red traffic lights, (3) ride without lights at night, (4) ride on pavements, (5) cause death or serious injury by dangerous cycling, (6) ride aggressively, and (7) are a danger to pedestrians.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport consulted on new cycling offences last year. The consultation period closed on 5 November and the Department is currently analysing the responses.

The specific purpose of the consultation was to consider the case for new offences of causing death or serious injury by dangerous or careless cycling, bringing such cycling behaviour more in line with those for driving.

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