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Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL12958, tabled on 18 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists have been prosecuted for (1) failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing, and (2) cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years.

Answered on

30 January 2019

The information relating to prosecutions for ‘cyclists failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing’ is covered by the offence ‘pedal cycle - neglect of traffic direction’. The number of defendants prosecuted for ‘pedal cycle - neglect of traffic directions’ offences (the broader offence which includes ‘failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing’) has fluctuated over the last three years; there were 201 prosecutions in 2015, 443 in 2016 and 313 in 2017.

The number of cyclists prosecuted for cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years has been decreasing over the last three years; there were 290 prosecutions in 2015, 225 in 2016 and 200 in 2017.