The Bugle | Blast 372
Friday 1st February 2019
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The introduction of the fixed penalty is not aimed at responsible cyclists who sometimes feel obliged to use the pavement out of fear of traffic and who show consideration to other pavement users when doing so.
“Chief police officers, who are responsible for enforcement, acknowledge that many cyclists, particularly children and young people, are afraid to cycle on the road, sensitivity and careful use of police discretion is required.”
Official Home Office guidance which some police people forget. Penalty notices should only be imposed when pavement cycling is causing a nuisance or a danger to pedestrians.
BICYCLIST OF THE WEEK