§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for riding a bicycle without proper and adequate lighting there have been in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Brittan
The available information is given in the following table; information for 1979 is not yet available.
Persons proceeded against for riding a pedal cycle during the hours of darkness without proper and adequate lighting*
England and Wales Year Number of persons proceeded against 1976 2,535 1977 2,600 1978 2,677 * Road Traffic Act 1972, section 74.