Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Operations

Photo of Timmy DooleyTimmy Dooley (Clare, Fianna Fail)
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70. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fixed penalty notices issued to cyclists since the commencement of the Road Traffic Act 2015 by the alleged offences for which these penalties were issued. [9830/16]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will appreciate, the enforcement of road traffic legislation is a matter for An Garda Síochána. The introduction of Fixed Charge Notices (FCNs) for cyclists came into effect on 31 July 2015 (Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences - Cyclists) Regulations 2015 - S.I. No. 331 of 2015 refers). I am informed by the Garda authorities that a total of 691 FCNs have been issued to cyclists since the introduction of fixed charge offences for cyclists came into effect. The total number of FCNs issued in respect of each cyclist offence is broken down as follows:

Breakdown of Fixed Charge Offences for Cyclists:

31 July 2015 - 12 May 2016

Number of FCNs Issued
Cyclist riding a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration
No front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours
Cyclist in pedestrianised street or area
Cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when red lamp illuminated
Cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp illuminated
Cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign
Cyclist going beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level

crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing

These figures are provisional, operational and subject to change.


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