HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 c1241W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he issues to police forces on penalising cyclists who(a) advance over the stop line and (b) ride without rear lights. [36461]

Mr. Denham

Police officers take appropriate action against cyclists who break road traffic laws in this way and who are a hazard to themselves and to other road users when they do so. We see no need for central guidance to police forces on this issue. Chief officers of police are best placed to decide the level of priority given to such offences in the light of local circumstances and other demands on police time and resources.

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