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New cycling laws UK: what has Grant Shapps said about number plates and 20mph speed limit for cyclists?

New cycling laws UK: what has Grant Shapps said about number plates and 20mph speed limit for cyclists?

Cyclists could be made to abide by 20mph speed limits and have number plates on their bikes under strict new road laws being considered by…

Wednesday, Aug 17

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Cyclists could be made to abide by 20mph speed limits and have number plates on their bikes under strict new road laws being considered by the government .

It comes less than two weeks after the Transport Secretary vowed to create a “death by dangerous cycling ” law that would treat killer cyclists the same as motorists , with Grant Shapps saying he wants to stop certain behaviour on the roads.

More cycling lanes are being introduced around the country and with 20mph zones also being brought in, there have been calls for cyclists to also respect the speed limits.

Cyclists may need registration plates and insurance under new laws the government is keen to introduce (Photo: Getty Images) What new rules for cyclists have been proposed?

New laws would see cyclists who break the speed limit face fines or penalty points , as is the case for motorists.

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 […]

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