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Poll: Should cyclists be fined for breaking the rules of the road?

The Government is going to bring in on-the-spot fines for cyclists who break red lights or cycle on footpaths. Good idea? Bad idea?

A cyclist on Dublin's Stephen's Green
A cyclist on Dublin's Stephen's Green
Image: Cathal McNaughton/PA

THE GOVERNMENT IS going to bring in on-the-spot fines for cyclists who break red lights, cycle on footpaths or break other rules of the road.

A report today says the new €50 fines will also be imposed by gardaí on cyclists who overtake in a dangerous situation. The move is intended to crack down on dangerous practices on the roads without having to go through the courts system.

So today we’re asking: Should cyclists be given on-the-spot fines for breaking the rules of the road?


Poll Results:

No, they should be given a different punishment (4690)
Yes (4353)
No, cyclists shouldn't be punished for breaking these rules (1199)



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