Cycling and Horse Riding: Mobile Phones

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to introduce penalties for (a) cyclists and (b) horse riders found to have caused road accidents as a result of using their mobile phone while (i) cycling and (ii) riding.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has no current plans to introduce new penalties for cyclists and horse riders using mobile phones while riding. All road users are required to comply with road traffic law in the interests of their own safety and that of other road users. For those who do not adopt a responsible attitude, there are already laws in place that can make them liable for prosecution. The Official Highway Code explains the law and gives advice for cyclists and horse riders on how to safely use our roads.

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