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Bikes could get registration plates under shake-up of laws for cyclists

Bikes could get registration plates under shake-up of laws for cyclists

Grant Shapps has announced he is planning a shake-up of cycling laws. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced plans for a crackdown on errant cyclists,…

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Grant Shapps has announced he is planning a shake-up of cycling laws. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced plans for a crackdown on errant cyclists, which could see them requiring number plates in order to enforce tighter rules on speed and red lights.

Mr Shapps has flagged changing road laws so cyclists have to abide by 20mph speed limits or face penalties.

Less than a fortnight after vowing to create a "death by dangerous cycling" law that will treat killer cyclists the same as motorists, he said he wanted to stop certain behaviour on the roads.

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The Welwyn Hatfield MP told the Daily Mail: "Somewhere where cyclists are actually not breaking the law is when they speed, and that cannot be right, so I absolutely propose extending speed limit restrictions to cyclists.

"Particularly where you’ve got 20mph limits on increasing numbers of roads, cyclists can easily exceed those, so I want to make speed limits apply to cyclists."That obviously does then lead you into the question of: ‘Well, how are you going to recognise the cyclist? Do you need registration plates and insurance? And that sort of thing.’"So I’m proposing there should be a review of insurance and how you actually track cyclists who do break the laws." Mr Shapps said he wanted to make […]

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