A lot of cyclists (ourselves included) are not shy when it comes to criticising aggressive drivers on the road. But it seems we are not exactly faultless when it comes to our actions on the road.
A recent article in the Evening Standard reported that a whopping 15,800 fines were handed out to cyclists last year. That is more than double the number handed out in 2013.
Breaking red lights was by far the biggest offender with 4,896 people fined for that very offence. Other offences that contributed to the £789,000 worth of fines were dished out for included ignoring street signs, failing to stop for officers, not having suitable lights and carrying unauthorized passengers.
This news is really disheartening and will not do our reputation on the road any good. So please for all our sakes, think twice before breaking the red light next time, otherwise we’ll never shake our reputation on the road (as outlined in the Top Gear Advert below) and earn the respect of our fellow road uses, thus making the roads a much safer place.
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