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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Department of Justice and Equality

Road Traffic Offences

Photo of Robert DowdsRobert Dowds (Dublin Mid West, Labour)
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112. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality since 1 August 2015, the number of cyclists on a pedal cycle convicted of cycling without reasonable consideration, having no front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours, and failing to stop for a school warden sign, proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area, past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated, past cycle traffic lights when the red lamp is lit, and beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing. [3418/16]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The introduction of Fixed Charge Notices (FCNs) for cyclists came into effect on 31 July 2015 (Road Traffic (Fixed Charge OffencesCyclists) Regulations 2015. S.I. No. 331 of 2015 refers.). FCNs can be issued to cyclists who commit any of the offences (for the purposes of section 103 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, as amended) listed hereunder, and the number of FCNs issued in respect of each offence listed are also detailed as follows:

OffencesNumber of FCNs issued (since 31 July, 2015)
A cyclist riding a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration70
No front lamp or rear lamp light lit up during lighting-up hours125
A cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign0
Cycling in pedestrianised street or area35
A cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated330
A cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit16
A cyclist going past a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing1
The total number of FCNs issued to cyclists in respect of the above offences listed is 577 as of 22January 2016.

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