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Grant Shapps’ plans to put licence plates on bikes shut down as ‘impractical’ by Cycling UK

Grant Shapps' plans to put licence plates on bikes shut down as 'impractical' by Cycling UK

Grant Shapps says Johnson was right to fly Typhoon plane because he … Sky News A shake-up of road laws which could see cyclists forced…

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A shake-up of road laws which could see cyclists forced to display registration plates, buy insurance and face prosecution for speeding has been described as “impractical” and “strange” by transport groups and opposition parties.

Charity Cycling UK accused Transport Secretary Grant Shapps of “proposing expensive barriers” to cycling.

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

This is despite nearly 60 times more pedestrians being killed in collisions with cars than bicycles per year. Mr Shapps told the Daily Mail newspaper: “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.” u201cWe must protect cyclists – but we also have to crack down on dangerous riders too. That’s why we will introduce a new death by dangerous […]

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