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New Equipment to Protect Cyclists

Posted in General News on Monday, June 15th, 2020

From 22nd June local authorities in England will be able to use CCTV cameras to spot motorists who are misusing cycle lanes and issue them with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). Cars parked in cycle lanes often force cyclists to stray out of their lane and in to the path of oncoming traffic, putting their lives at risk. It is hoped that the implementation of approved camera devices will make it easier for local authorities to tackle this issue and lead to the roads being safer for cyclists. The announcement was made on 10th June and it is the latest measure introduced by the government which aims to encourage a ‘greener‘ and healthier transport network. The Cycling Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris said: “Across the country there has been a surge in the number of people dusting off their old bike from the back of the shed and cycling, or taking journeys on foot, to get from A to B. Giving local authorities more powers to stop cycle lanes from becoming blocked will make it safer for cyclists."      

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Ron Watts

Thursday, June, 18th, 2020

Yet again less space for us motorists to park in making it more difficult for us blue badge holders who have to use wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Cyclists already cycle on pavements, on roads and pedestrian areas without any thought to others or with regard to the rules of the road. Very few have even got bells and it is a lot of money that is being spent on "cycle ways" and enforcement yet they contribute nothing in return except abuse.

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Ron Watts

Thursday, June, 18th, 2020

Everything is being done for the cyclists to the detriment of all other road users yet the vast majority of them have no respect for others, nor the law, and contribute nothing toward these schemes or enforcement.