HC Deb 07 February 1980 vol 978 c284W
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.