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Cyclists should have number plates says PCC

Post by falkor » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:10 pm

[ external image ] – Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

Cyclists should wear identification similar to number plates on vehicles so it is easier to prosecute them, a police commissioner said.

It will "make life easier for everybody" if cyclist are held to account in the same way drivers are, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said.

However, campaigners in Brighton have dismissed the idea as "totally unrealistic", according to The Argus.

While Mrs Bourne admitted the idea was "one for the legislators", she told a public meeting there was a "debate that should be had".

I would like to see cyclists wear some form of identification like cars have. So when they go through traffic lights, you can actually identify them and then you can prosecute them for breaking the law she said
She told the newspaper after the meeting that the idea had been "at the back of my mind for a long time".

There have been occasions when I have been sat at red lights and seen cyclists go through.

And it is never the responsible cyclists that do this – the ones that belong to the clubs, they are great, they are the ones that adhere to all the laws, so it is the few that ruin it for the many.

Tony Green, 67, of the Brighton and Hove Cycling Campaign, dismissed the idea saying administrative and practical reasons made it "totally unrealistic".