HC Deb 01 November 1994 vol 248 c1039W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve adherence to the highway code on the part of cyclists; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norris

Cyclists are required by law to comply with traffic directions and signals. This requirement is in the interests of cyclists' own safety and that of other road users. The Road Traffic Act 1991 created the offence of dangerous cycling. The maximum fine is now £2,500 for dangerous cycling and £1,000 for careless cycling. Enforcement of the law is a matter for the police.