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Huge support among Britons for new cycling laws – ‘Should be accountable!’

Huge support among Britons for new cycling laws – ‘Should be accountable!’

CYCLISTS should be subject to speed limits and forced to take out third-party insurance, a new poll of Express.co.uk readers has found. Nick Ferrari discusses…

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CYCLISTS should be subject to speed limits and forced to take out third-party insurance, a new poll of Express.co.uk readers has found.

Nick Ferrari discusses cycle lanes with fellow cyclist

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has proposed tougher road laws be introduced for cyclists. He told the Daily Mail on Tuesday, August 16: “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.

“I don’t want to stop people from getting on their bike, it’s a fantastic way to travel, and we’ve seen a big explosion of cycling during Covid and since.

“But I see no reason why cyclists should break the road laws and be able to get away with it.”

The Highway Code and Road Traffic Act speed limits currently only apply to motor vehicles.

Local authorities have the power to introduce cycling speed limits but this is rarely imposed.In addition to speeding fines and penalty points, Mr Shapps is exploring the introduction of mandatory third-party insurance. Huge support among Britons for new cycling laws – ‘Should be accountable’ In response, Express.co.uk ran a poll from 10am on Wednesday, August 17, to midday on Thursday, August 18, asking readers about Mr Shapps’s proposed tougher rules on cyclists.First Express.co.uk asked readers: “Should cyclists be given speeding fines?”Overall, 1,643 people cast their votes with the overwhelming majority – 94 percent (1,539 people) answering “yes”, cyclists should be subject to speeding fines.A further six percent (100 people) […]

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