Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (226)

Finian McGrath


226. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will advise a person (details supplied) regarding cyclists. [29496/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Article 13 of S.I. No. 182/1997: Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended, provides for the offence of cycling on a footway. The offence is currently dealt with by way of summons to court and following conviction, offenders are liable to a maximum fine of €1,000 for a first offence.

Liability for damages following a road traffic collision, be it between a cyclist and a mechanically propelled vehicle or otherwise, is a matter for the parties concerned to decide, or failing that, for determination in a court of law.