Infringement of advanced stop lines

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2427
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please could you let me know if the MPS takes enforcement action against motorcyclists for the infringement of advanced stop lines?

Answer

Answer for Infringement of advanced stop lines

Answer for Infringement of advanced stop lines

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. If the motorcyclist is caught crossing an ASL when the traffic light is red. However, in terms of the recording of performance data there is no specific offence dedicated to an infringement of ASL's. The traffic offence is "contravening an automatic traffic signal", which does not distinguish between a Fixed Penalty Notice processed for venturing into the cyclist box demarcated by the advanced stop line and for going through a red traffic light.

The MPS Traffic OCU is about to engage with TfL on an educational approach to ASL's post Olympics and once this has been completed, it is probable that there will be a period of focused enforcement activity on the infringement of ASL's