Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Questions (112)

Robert Dowds

Question:

112. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality since 1 August 2015, the number of cyclists on a pedal cycle convicted of cycling without reasonable consideration, having no front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours, and failing to stop for a school warden sign, proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area, past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated, past cycle traffic lights when the red lamp is lit, and beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing. [3418/16]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The introduction of Fixed Charge Notices (FCNs) for cyclists came into effect on 31 July 2015 (Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences — Cyclists) Regulations 2015. S.I. No. 331 of 2015 refers.). FCNs can be issued to cyclists who commit any of the offences (for the purposes of section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, as amended) listed hereunder, and the number of FCNs issued in respect of each offence listed are also detailed as follows:

Offences

Number of FCNs issued (since 31 July, 2015)

A cyclist riding a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration

70

No front lamp or rear lamp light lit up during lighting-up hours

125

A cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign

0

Cycling in pedestrianised street or area

35

A cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated

330

A cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit

16

A cyclist going past a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing

1

The total number of FCNs issued to cyclists in respect of the above offences listed is 577 as of 22 January 2016.