HC Deb 14 May 2004 vol 421 c609W
Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions were made for riding a cycle(a) without lights during the hours of darkness and (b) on the pavement in the last 12 months for which figures are available. [172156]

Caroline Flint

180 defendants were proceeded against in England and Wales in 2002 for lighting and reflector offences connected with bicycles (this includes cycling without lights during the hours of darkness) and 94 defendants were proceeded against for cycling on the footway (pavement).

Statistics on court proceedings for 2003 will be published in the autumn.