Cyclists ignoring red lights

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much resource is being applied by traffic police in London to catch cyclists ignoring red lights?


Answer for Cyclists ignoring red lights

Answer for Cyclists ignoring red lights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Traffic police officers count for only a small percentage of the uniformed police presence on the road at any one time that are available to deal with the enforcement of pedal cycle offences.MPS officers have a variety of intervention options available to them for dealing with road traffic offences. For minor infringements of the law, advice would be given, but obviously for the more serious incidents, the offender can be prosecuted. Last year the MPS issued nearly 500 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to pedal cyclists for contravening red traffic lights.