Shapps explained to the Daily Mail that he plans to put an end to the dangerous behavior of cyclists on the roads. He pointed out that it is not appropriate for them to be speeding but not breaking the law because there are no restrictions.
“Especially where more and more roads are limited to 20 miles per hour, cyclists can easily cross them, so I want speed limits to apply to bicycles. This obviously raises the question of how to recognize a cyclist? ” – added the minister. He added that it may turn out that the registration plates for these two-wheelers will be necessary.
Shapps said he did not want to stop people from getting on the bike, but added that you should not turn a blind eye to cyclists who break traffic regulations, are speeding or run red light.
Less than two weeks ago, the minister of transport announced that after the summer break in parliament, he would submit an amendment to the transport law and introduce the possibility of punishing cyclists who cause a fatal accident on the same terms as car drivers. Under current legislation, cyclists who fatally run over a pedestrian may be sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison.
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