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Shapps’ comments on number plates for bikes ‘impractical’, says Cycling UK

Shapps’ comments on number plates for bikes ‘impractical’, says Cycling UK

Grant Shapps has proposed new rules for cyclists including a death by dangerous cycling law (Aaron Chown/PA) A shake-up of road laws which could see…

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Grant Shapps has proposed new rules for cyclists including a death by dangerous cycling law (Aaron Chown/PA) 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.

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Man charged with murder after stabbing near London’s Oxford Street Train strikes: When are they this week and which services are affected? How Uber drivers are sparking the electric car revolution 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 […]

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