Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (189)

Brian Stanley

Question:

189. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce legislation to impose on-the-spot fines on persons caught cycling on pedestrian pavements. [28642/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

  The Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020 contains a commitment to bring some road traffic offences by cyclists within the fixed charge regime.  I intend to address this in the context of the next Road Traffic Bill, either by way of primary or secondary legislation.

Cyclists, like all road users, have a responsibility to act in accordance with road traffic regulations. It is already an offence for cyclists to cycle on the pavement. In consultation with relevant stakeholders, I am in the process of identifying those cycling offences that should be brought within the fixed charge system. Such measures will, I believe, benefit cyclists as well as other road users and pedestrians.