Enforcement - Two-wheeled Motor Vehicles

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What are you doing to enforce pollution, noise and speed limits for two wheeled motor vehicles? .


Answer for Enforcement - Two-wheeled Motor Vehicles

Answer for Enforcement - Two-wheeled Motor Vehicles

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Powered two wheelers (P2Ws) are subject to speed enforcement by Traffic Officers and the London Safety Camera Partnership to the same extent as car drivers. When prosecuted they are also advised to attend the "Bikesafe" course, although this is voluntary. Traffic Officers who stop P2Ws will deal with any construction and use offences which are apparent, including those relating to excessive noise and emissions. These officers are also assisting the Borough based Emission Teams to stop offending vehicles. In addition, TfL, through the London Motorcycle Working Group, is working with the motorcycle industry and other key players such as the Department of Trade and Industry, to secure the introduction of cleaner, greener motorbikes. . .