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Poll: Should rule-breaking cyclists be fined on the spot?

A TD has said bicycle users who use pavements and break red lights should be handed immediate fines. Do you agree?

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LABOUR TD KEVIN Humphreys has called for cyclists who break road rules to be handed on-the-spot fines.

He said bad behaviour by a minority of cyclists – including cycling on pavements and breaking red lights – was endangering pedestrians and giving the majority of bicycle users a bad name.

A cycling group today told TheJournal.ie that more enforcement was needed, but said there could be difficulties in implementing an on-the-spot fine system. The Dublin Cycling Campaign said the current system of fining through the courts could be used more widely.

So what do you think? Should rule-breaking cyclists face on-the-spot fines?


Poll Results:

Yes (1242)
Yes, but drivers should too (995)
No, the current system is enough (652)
I don't know (53)




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